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Cristiana Gaita

Director Administration and Operations / Deputy Executive Director

Cristiana joined the Foundation in 2015 to head the administration unit, overseeing its new policies for international financial management. As member of the Executive and Director of Administration and Operations, Cristiana has primary leadership responsibilities for the overall financial management of the Foundation, its grant operations across 42 countries, and responsibilities for the day-to-day running of the institution as Deputy Executive Director. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked as senior and regional project manager responsible for implementing co-operation programmes related to EU development policies, mainly in the domains of education and training sectors. Cristiana has also worked on mobility schemes between the EU and partner countries, and has more than twenty years of experience in working on EU cooperation initiatives.