Our Board includes professionals who generously donate their time, talent and skill to help Plain Ink get better and better.

Dr. Francesco Galtieri

Francesco Galtieri is Chief of the Peace Programmi Section at UNV (United Nations Volunteers) and supervises 35% of international civilian personnel currently employed in UN peace operations: 4,000 volunteers hard at work in 20 countries through a vast peacekeeping program. Since 2002 he has managed a variety of programs and coordinated the reform of the UN in Africa and Central Asia, and in 2014 he coordinated the deployment of 500 UN volunteers to Ebola-ridden West Africa.
He has taught courses at universities such as LUISS in Rome. l’Institut Superieur pour l’Informatique et la Gestion di Ouagadougou, ESSEC Business School in Paris and Università di Napoli L’Orientale. Francesco holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Systems of contemporary Africa and writes for several academic journals; he has also published three books on international affairs.
A piano enthusiast, Francesco is a British Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) fellow and one of the co-founders of RENA.

Sauro Legramandi

Sauro Legramandi has been drawn to journalism since his university days, reporting news and writing about sport for local newspapers in and around Bergamo (Italy). In 1994 he starts writing for “Il Giorno”, where he gets his first contract to report news and sport events. After graduating from Università Cattolica in Milan, he discovers internet and decides to make a leap by freelancing in Milan in 1999. This subsequently leads him to join in 2001 as an intern, where he still works today.
Now working as its Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Sauro’s current work revolves around reporting breaking news and news with a social/third sector angle. Sauro has received the prestigious “Premio Ischia for journalism- young laureate” in 2005, among others. In his spare time, he runs a blog where his love for golf meets his passion for journalism.

Dr. Raffaele Mauro

Raffaele Mauro is passionate about technology, policy and global finance. He is Innovation Manager at Intesa Sanpaolo, focusing on high-tech startups and blockchain/fintech. Previously he was Senior Associate at Annapurna Ventures, Venture Strategist at P101 Ventures and Advisor at OltreVenture, the leading Italian impact investing fund.
Raffaele earned an MPA at Harvard University, a Ph.D. at Bocconi and attended the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program at NASA Ames. He is also Junior Fellow at the Aspen Institute, member of the executive committee at the Global Shapers Hub – Milano, a World Economic Forum community and became part of the “Young European Leaders – 40 under 40” cohort of 2011.

Harsha V. Singh

Harsha V. Singh is Senior Associate at ICTSD for Strategic Research and Policy Analysis. Dr. Harsha Vardhana Singh has been Deputy Director-General at World Trade Organization for eight years from 1st October 2005 till 30th September 2013.
He has worked for over three decades on policies relating to international trade, development, infrastructure regulation and global governance. As Deputy Director General at WTO, his areas of responsibility included trade in agriculture, services, trade and environment, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and electronic commerce.
Earlier, he worked for twelve years from mid-1985 in GATT/WTO on economic research, trade policy reviews, rules, trade and environment and technical barriers to trade, and in the Director General’s Cabinet. In India, Dr. Singh has been economic advisor and then secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, and played a key role in the reform of the Indian telecom sector. He has been chair/member of high level policy committees, chair of WTO dispute settlement panels, and a visiting faculty member at research institutes on international trade, sustainable development and regulation. For the 2013-14 academic year, he has been appointed Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. He is a Ph. D. in Economics from Oxford University where he went as a Rhodes Scholar from India.