Dr Antonella Cavallo

Dr Antonella Cavallo is the Technical Lead for the development of EU CBRN capabilities under rescEU at the European Commission in Brussels. As part of her role, Antonella has supported the response to the Covid pandemic and coordinated assistance to Ukraine of CBRN equipment and medical countermeasures including by liaising with US government agencies and international organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Atomic Energy.

Antonella coordinates the implementation of about 700 million euros of EU CBRN equipment and specialized teams under rescEU, a program aiming to booster disaster resilience in the European Union by establishing strategic response capabilities to assist EU Member States in case of need.

Prior to her current role, Antonella worked in a number of organisations in the private and public sector across Italy, France, Germany, the US and most recently Australia covering areas such as complex risk management, disaster relief, international relations and strategic management.

She holds a PhD in Complex Project Management from the University of Adelaide in Australia focusing on systemic resilience to unexpected disaster risks. She is a graduate of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and the Politecnico of Turin in Italy, where she studied industrial engineering.

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