Languages: Fluent in Spanish, English and Italian, Intermediate French
Technical areas of expertise: Corporate Finance, Public Financial Management (PFM), Project Cycle Management, Monitoring & Evaluation
Luca Ruggiero started his trajectory in the field of International Cooperation at the CIDEAL Foundation, where he has was in charge of grants-project formulation, monitoring, and coordination, with a particular focus in the field of economic and financial inclusion (Dominican Republic, Spanish Cooperation) and legal protection & social inclusion of indigenous women (Guatemala, Spanish Cooperation). At CIDEAL, he also participated in the consolidation and expansion of the Technical Assistance Department in the field of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) service contracts and tenders while also carrying out different consultancy works for both public and private organizations, especially in the field of Strategic Planning and Results-Oriented Management (ROM), both in Spain and emerging countries like Vietnam (EuropeAid) and El Salvador (AECID).
In 2016, Luca joined the Division of Institutional, Social and Economic Development at EPTISA, where he acted as Business Development Executive for LATAM, Head of the Business Development Unit and Head of the Economic Development & PFM Unit.
He joined DT Global in June 2019.
What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve travelled?
The Guarani Jesuit reduction of San Ignacio Mini (Misiones Province, Argentina). A magical place, reduced to ruins, where you can still breath the syncretism and mixture of European Baroque and Indigenous tastes, the force of nature (not far from the Devil's Throat at Iguazu Falls), and a fascinating attempt for social justice.
What was the last really great book you read? Why?
The Man who Loved Dogs, by Leonardo Padura. An amazing novel based on the true story of Ramón Mercader, the man who killed Trotsky. It is at the same time a real and a Pindaric flight, from the Spanish Civil War to Cuba in the ‘70s, passing through Stalin’s purges in Soviet Russia and the effervescent cultural scene of Mexico during the times of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.