Renato Sabbadini (he/him) is ILGA's outgoing Executive Director. Linguist by training, assistant to Professor Monica Berretta at the University of Bergamo (Italy, 1995-1998), first openly gay city councilor in Bergamo (Italy, 1995-2004), then advisor to MEP Monica Frassoni, President of the Greens/EFA Group at the European Parliament (2004-2009), then researcher at the German political foundation Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Brussels (2011-2013), Renato Sabbadini has been in the LGBTI movement since 1992 and was elected treasurer of the main Italian gay organisation, Arcigay (1996-1997), then spokesperson for the Worldpride Rome 2000 Coordination Committee (1997-1998), then foreign affair person for Arcigay (2002-2007), ILGA-Europe co-secretary (2007-2008), co-Secretary General of ILGA (2008-2013) and ILGA's Executive Director (2013-2017).