2023 OECD Sustainable Investment Days


Carlo Pettinato

European Commission - DG Trade

Head of Investment and Intellectual Property Unit


Carlo Pettinato is the Head of Investment and Intellectual Property unit in the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. Before this post he was Deputy Head of the unit responsible for trade relations with Latin America. He started his EU career in DG Trade in the trade defence department and then moved to become EU negotiator on investment issues in the WTO, OECD, ASEM, and in the context of the EU-Chile and EU-Mercosur negotiations (1998-2004). Between 2005 and 2011 he was posted as economic counsellor in the EU Delegations to Jamaica (Kingston) and Central America (Managua). Carlo Pettinato studied Political Sciences with specialisation in International Economics at the University of Florence and holds a Master in Public Administration from the Solvay Business School. He has been guest lecturer at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), PhD course in International Economic Law, and at the College of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).