Angela Russo is Head of International Cooperation Projects for Consip SpA, the Italian Central Purchasing Body (CPB) in charge of setting up a national public procurement and e-procurement system aiming at the rationalization of public spending on goods and services
More than 25 years’ experience in accomplished communications, public affairs and international relations, over 16 years’ experience in managing and coordinating e-government and e-procurement projects.
Qualified procurement and communication expert at OECD, IDB, EBRD, EU Commission and G20 working group on anti corruption, with specialisation in international relationship management, public procurement marketing and communication, implementation of public procurement reforms, procurement capacity building and training, government liaison, branding and identity promotion.
She is the Italian focal point within the frame of the European Network among CPBs and the MMGP, Multilateral Meeting on Government Procurement, a peer to peer network among procurement agencies of the USA, Canada, Chile, South Korea, the UK and Italy.
She acts as Italian expert within the EU Commission expert group on eprocurement (EXEP).
She has been recently appointed as Vice Chair of the OECD Bureau of the Working Group “Leading Practitioners in Public Procurement” (LPP).
Some of her latest achievements:
a) Supporting the EU Commission in drafting the Recommendations on “Contract Registries” – within the EXEP working group – and “Professionalization” within the DG Grow Unit for Public Procurement Strategy
b) supporting the “setting up of the Greek CPB”, a 2 year project jointly managed by the EU and the OECD aimed at developing a centralized public procurement system in Greece, together with building capacity and professionalization within public officials.
c) winning the “EESA” 2014 awards (European Energy Service Award), together with other colleagues, in the category “Consip as Best European Energy Service Promoter”, with the project “Heat and Save: from Energy Saving to Public Efficiency” implemented by Consip.