Organization chart



Cinzia Giudici

At COSV since 1981, she covers the role of President since 1984. After graduating from law school, she began her career as assistant to the tutelary judge in Milan and subsequently as operator in a migrant center.



Roberto Faccincani

Emergency surgeon at San Raffaele hospital in Milan, he has a long experience in risk areas such as Sudan, Iraq, North India and a specialization in disaster management and education in the management of major emergencies.

Board of Directors – councillor


Mario Brambilla

Sociologist. He started his career in the international cooperation as desk officer for Mozambique and in 1999 he started working with the Metropolitan City of Milan in the Labour Market Observatory. Recently he started to collaborate also with the Sector of Environmental Protection and Valorization.



Maria Cristina Negro

Since September 2016 she is Programme Officer for Social Services at Cariplo Foundation, after 9 years as Secretary General at Giodano dell’Amore Foundation.



Marko Manico

He starts his career at Banca Popolare Etica to then switch to project management thought the Startupper grant, that founds his project called EastRiver Community Garden.



Giorgio Cancelliere

Geologist specializing in water management, particularly in the poorest countries, where the social context needs appropriate technologies. He is working in international cooperation since over thirty years and today he also teaches at the University of Milan Bicocca.

Board of Trustees – Trustee


Paolo Martinello

He is specialized in insurance law, as well as in antitrust and consumer law. Since 1995 he is President of the Association Altroconsumo and he is President of B.E.U.C. (Bureau Européen des Unions de Consommateurs) of Brussels since 2008.



Piero Pedralli

After 38 years as manager in a multinational company, today he is in the Board of Directors of the Italian Institute of Donations and Voluntary consultants for Sodalitas Foundation.


Cristina Ciceri

COSV former responsible of Financial Administration

Board of Auditors

Auditor – President Maurizio Biraghi
Auditor Gianluca Gattinoni
Auditor Massimo Angelo Cazzaniga
Auditor Carolina Giardini
Substitute auditor Marco Antonio Bozzoli

General Director


Paolo Comoglio

COSV General Director since April 2012, he is currently also COSV representative for the Mediterranean and the Middle East. He worked as Director from 2004 to 2012, after a previous experience in the association as Desk Officer and Project Assistant

Financial Administration and Control


Elena Sironi

At COSV since 2003, she manages the administration team in Milan and coordinates all administrative staff on projects

External Relations and Networking


Federica Besana

At COSV since 2009, she is in charge of all the communication activities within the organization and partnership development, in Europe and Southern Africa. Since 2015 she is Focal Point for COSV Programs in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Strategic Developer


Roberto Mannai

COSV Strategic Developer since July 2015, he has a solid background in Management in Third Sector with previous experiences in the Cooperatives and Social Enterprises sectors. At present he is also COSV representative for the Balkan Area.


Administration Barbara Magni
Projects Development Assistant Giulia Tenani
Secretariat Anna Clara Tumbiolo

Cosv abroad

COSV Representative for the Mediterranean and Middle East Paolo Comoglio
Regional Representative for the Balkans Roberto Mannai
Country Representative in Macedonia Goce Bogoevski
Program Coordinator in Mozambique Alberto Tanganelli