Giovanni Grandi

Senior Officer, Private Partnerships and Finance for Development, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Senior Executive with extensive experience in Global Finance, acquired with leading international and Italian Investment Banking Institutions. After a degree in Economics in 1985, started his career in Barclays Bank Corporate Finance Division and then moved to the Capital Markets Unit. In 1987 joined as partner the Italian Investment Bank AKROS being responsible for sale and distribution of all derivative products. In 1997 joined as Executive Director Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as head of the International Private Clients Group (IPCG) in Italy. In 2005 Chairman of Rasini &C one of the leading institutions in the selection of hedge fund managers. For the past ten years has been a full-time advisor to the Italian Government and its Administration (MOFA) on financial matters related to Development Cooperation activities. More specifically has been directly involved in the planning and execution of the Italian Development Policy towards Developing Countries and the management of Development Aid to Partner countries. Has joined the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation since its creation

Giovanni is speaking at

July 2, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar


  • Serena Guarnaschelli (Speaker) Partner and Innovative Finance Advisory, KOIS
  • Adhiti Gupta (Speaker) Manager, Market Acceleration & Design Funding, Covergence Blended Finance
  • Alberto Millan (Speaker) Sustainable Finance Advisor, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Giovanni Grandi (Speaker) Senior Officer, Private Partnerships and Finance for Development, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Ania Maria Wanda Grobicki (Speaker) The Green Climate Fund (GCF), Deputy Director for Adaptation
  • Peter Laderach (Moderator) Lead, CGIAR Climate Security
  • Mark Goldberg (Moderator) Host, Global Dispatches Podcast


Webinar description

Traditional development has often focused on single silo approaches, engaging in either social development, natural resources management or humanitarian assistance. Unfortunately, at times these mismatched objectives may not provide a clear ladder towards self-sufficiency for vulnerable populations.

Aligning these objectives together, through innovative financial mechanisms, will unlock new ways to fund holistic development approaches.

In this session, guest speakers will reflect on existing financing mechanisms and discuss what other innovative financing solutions are needed to align these objectives and incentives

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