Chief Executive Officer
Massimiliano Montanari is an international civil servant who holds over 18 years of experience in international affairs, diplomacy and social innovation. Prior to assuming his current role as ICSS Group CEO, Massimiliano served in various roles at the ICSS, including as Chief Executive Officer of the ICSS INSIGHT (2018-2020), Chief of Cabinet (2014 – 2016) and Executive Director of Save the Dream, a role he still holds.
Before joining the ICSS in 2012, Massimiliano spent 12 years working for different United Nations bodies, including the UNHCR, UNODC and UNICRI, as well as taking part in the UN Task Force addressing violent extremism, war crimes prosecution and security in post-conflict zones.
His most recent assignment at the UN was as Head of the Center on Public-Private Partnership for the Protection of Vulnerable Targets and the International Permanent Observatory on Major Events Security.
He holds a Master’s Degree in International Advanced Legal Studies, a University Degree in Political Sciences and a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations.