Gianpaolo Pontiggia, MSc, MCIEEM

Gianpaolo is a committed Environmental Expert and Project Manager with 10+ years of experience. During his career, he has developed a set of transferable skills including management, problem solving, communication and technical experience. This is in addition to his scientific background and passion for natural environment-related topics spanning from biodiversity and sustainability to urbanization and public health.

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Project manager working on international Malaria’s projects funded by international donors such as the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative and The Global Fund.
  • Project coordinator ensuring an efficient work flow of the internal team including assisting the preparation of grants, contracts and budgeting but also on recruitment from setting the adverts to the interviews and on boarding.
  • Assisting the Principal Investigator and the team of epidemiologists in any tasks were business skills are required.
  • Maintaining and developing remote relationships with a multi-national team based across the world.

Higher education and qualifications

  • Project Management Principles and Practices Specialization - University of California, Irvine (UCI) - 2016
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques - University of Oxford, United Kingdom - 2013
  • Master’s Degree (MSc) in Biodiversity and Biological Evolution including internship funded by the International Commission for the Protection of the Italian-Swiss Waters (CIPAIS) - University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy - 2009
  • European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students (Erasmus Programme) - University of Barcelona (UB), Spain - 2007
  • Bachelor’s Degree (BSc) in Biology - University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy - 2006

Current and past professional positions

  • 2020 - Present: Scientific Collaborator and Project Manager at The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), CH
  • 2015 - 2020: Progression from Senior to Principal Consultant and Regional Office Manager at Thomson Environmental Consultants, UK
  • 2009 - 2014: Environmental and EIA Consultant at Technital SpA, Italy and Qatar