Directors & Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee is composed of:
Mario Comba is the Director of the Master and full professor of public comparative law with the Law Department of the University of Turin (Italy). He is President of the school of international studies of the Political Sciences Department and member of both the research networks Public Contracts in Legal Globalization / Contrats Publics dans la Globalisation Juridique and PLAN – Procurement Law Academic Network. He is responsible for Turin unit of the national research project, funded by the Ministry of education, about Jurisdiction and Pluralisms.
Gianmaria Ajani Gianmaria Ajani is Rector of the University of Torino, Italy.He is also Professor of Law at the same University, Department of Law, where he teaches EU law, Contracts and Comparative law. His main field of research deals with the impact of legal reforms on economic performance, particularly in the field of contract law. Professor Ajani has advised several international institutions, such as the IMF, the EU Commission, UNDP, the ILO, on different aspects of legal reforms in Transition Countries, with particular reference to commercial laws, and to the codification of private law. From 1998 to 2006 he has acted for the German Agency for Technical Assistance (GTZ), as Expert to the Ministry of Commerce and to the Financial and Economic Committee of the National People´s Congress of PR of China. He has taught as Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland), at the University of Wuhan (PRC), and at the University of Hanoi (Vietnam) Previously, he has practiced law with the international firm Allen&Overy.
Giuseppe Casale is the Deputy Director of ITCILO and Director of the Turin School of Development, Mr Giuseppe Casale graduated from the University of Florence as a comparative labour lawyer. In 1985, he was awarded a Master in International Law and Economics by the Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies Washington D.C. He also holds a Ph.D., C.Phil. and M.A. in History of Law, Industrial and Employment Relations from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Before joining the International Labour Organization, Mr Casale lectured in comparative labour law and industrial relations at the University of Florence and at the University of Bari, and in international labour law at the University of Gorizia. He was a research fellow in international law at the Johns Hopkins University and teaching-fellow in the history of ideas, history of law, industrial and labour relations at UCLA.
Mr Casale joined the ILO in 1988 as a Labour Law and Labour Relations Specialist. In 1995, he was appointed Senior Specialist in Labour Law and Industrial Relations in the ILO Office in Budapest. He returned to Geneva in 2002 as Deputy Director of the Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration Department. He was appointed Director of the Labour Administration and Inspection Programme in 2009.
In June 2014, he was appointed Senior Adviser to the Director of ITCILO and in January 2015 Deputy Director of the Centre and Director of the Turin School of Development.
He is a member of several European and international research and scientific committees. He was Secretary-General of the International Association of Industrial Relations (IIRA, now ILERA) and is now Secretary-General of the International Society of Labour and Social Security Law based in Geneva. He is the author of several books and articles on comparative and international labour law, industrial and employment relations.
Blerina Pogace is the programme officer in charge of the portfolio of the activities of the "Procurement Management" Cluster of the Sustainable Development Programme (SDP) of the ITCILO delivered in English and in Russian languages and coordinator for projects of advisory services to country's reform and programs in capacity building implemented within the Procurement Management Cluster of the Centre.
She holds a PhD in Sustainable Public Procurement from the University of Naples and a Master in Public Procurement Management from University of Turin in Italy and over 11 years she has been working as a consultant for both the public and the private sector concerning public procurement contracts, state aid, the environment and renewable energy in EU Member States. With reference to the capacity building sector she has conducted seminars, workshops, technical meetings and training courses in the fields of public procurement and governance in Central and East Europe, Central and South Asia, North and East Africa in collaboration with UN agencies and International Financial Institutions.
Since 2011 under the Turin School of Development, the ITC-ILO body organising Master and Post graduate programmes Ms Pogace has acted as Activity Manager and member of the Scientific Committee of the Master in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Programme and of the LL.M in International Trade Law, Contracts and Dispute resolution delivered in collaboration with UN Agencies and University of Turin.
Ralf Krüger is the Manager of the Sustainable Development Programme of ITCILO, which is responsible for a portfolio of training and capacity building activities in the areas of public procurement, project cycle management, and trade & investment. The programme also covers five Master’s Programmes on related topics in collaboration with the University of Turin. Before joining ITCILO Ralf worked at the African Development Bank as Chief Research Economist focusing on issues of private sector development; respective duties included the Additionality and Development Outcomes Assessments (ADOA), an ex-ante assessment of the expected development outcomes of projects and the Bank’s value added in such operations, as well as the preparation of flagship publications and other knowledge products. Previous positions Ralf held were at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), where he was also contributing to research and capacity building activities. Before that, he was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Giessen and a strategy consultant with Accenture Germany. His professional interests include impact assessments of investment projects, FDI anddevelopment, green economy issues, and development strategies. Ralf holds a Ph.D. in economics and an MBA from University of Giessen, Germany as well as an MA in economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Adreas Klemmer is an expert in training programme management. He graduated in 1994 from the University of Heidelberg with a Magister in Political Science. He also holds a postgraduate degree in International Development Studies from the German Development Institute obtained in 1996, and a diploma in Hispano-American studies from the University of Madrid awarded in 1990.
Mr Klemmer joined the ILO in 1996 as Junior Professional Expert in the ILO-facilitated Start and Improve Your Business programme for Southern and Eastern Africa, based in Zimbabwe. He then managed ILO-facilitated enterprise development projects in Sri Lanka (2000-2004) and China (2004-2006), before being appointed senior enterprise development specialist based in the ILO Decent Work Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa in South Africa.
In November 2013, Mr Klemmer was appointed Director of Training of the International Training Centre of the ILO, and tasked with the management of the global portfolio of training and learning activities at the Centre. In January 2015, he also assumed the position of Assistant Director at the Turin School of Development, to synchronize the training and learning activities of the Centre with its masters’ programmes, and to support the Director of the School in the facilitation of the annual programme implementation cycle.
Roberto Caranta is full Professor of Administrative Law at the Law Faculty of the University of Torino. He is member of the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency. He is directing (with Steen Treumer) the European Procurement Law Series, DJØF, Copenhagen. He is member of both the research networks Public Contracts in Legal Globalization / Contrats Publics dans la Globalisation Juridique and PLAN – Procurement Law Academic Network. Among his most recent works on public procurement: The In-House Providing: The Law as It Stands in the EU, in M. Comba and S. Treumer (edds.), The In-House Providing in European Law, Copenhagen, DJØF, 2010; (editor with M. Trybus) The Law of Green and Social Procurements in Europe, Copenhagen, DJØF, 2010; Sustainable Public Procurement in the EU, in the same book; Sustainable Procurements in Italy: Of Light and Some Shadows, in the same book (with S. Richetto); Transparence et concurrence, in R. Noguellou U. Stelkens (eds.) Droit comparé des contrats publics. Comparative Law on Public Contracts (Bruylant, Brussels 2010); Le contentieux des contrats publics en Italie, in Rev. fr. dr. Adm. 2011, 54; Many Different Paths, but Are They All Leading to Effectiveness?, in S. Treumer and F. Lichère (edds) Enforcement of the EU Public Procurement Rules, Copenhagen, DJØF, 2011, 53
Davide Vannoni is Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Torino. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from University of Torino and a Master of Economics from the University of East Anglia (UK). He has been lecturing also at the University of Pavia and at the University of Piemonte Orientale, and he teaches Economics at the post-graduate level at Collegio Carlo Alberto, Moncalieri. His research topics belong to the fields of Industrial Organization and Applied Economics. He has published papers in several international peer-reviewed journals, such as International Journal of Industrial Organization, Regional Science and Urban Economics, Review of Law and Economics, Regional Studies, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Regulatory Economics, and he has presented papers at many international conferences and workshops.
Gian Luigi Albano is Head of Research and Development at Consip S.p.A., the Italian Public Procurement Agency. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and a B.A. (Hons) from the “Università Bocconi” (Milan, Italy). Before joining the Italian Public Procurement Agency, Dr Albano has been lecturing at the Department of Economics of University College London from 1999 until 2005. His research topics belong to the growing field of the law and economics of public procurement, his research papers are published in several international peer-reviewed journals. He is invited professor at the Universities of Turin and LUISS “G. Carli” Rome, where he teaches both at the undergraduate and the post-graduate level. Dr Albano serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Public Procurement. He is an expert on public procurement for the European Commission, the Inter-American Development Bank, the OECD, SIGMA (joint venture between the OECD and the European Union), and the United Nations and is currently advising the Italian Treasury Department on the “Emission Trading Scheme”.
Gabriella Racca is Full Professor of Administrative Law and Deputy Director of the Department of Management of the University of Turin. She is in charge of the Italian Unit of the EU project on Public Procurement for Innovation (PPI), Healthy Ageing and Public Procurement of Innovation funded by the EU Commission (DG Enterprises) for a EU joint procurement in Healthcare. She is consultant for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the research project Public procurement at the sub-national level in the healthcare sector: challenges for changes. She is Member of the Teaching Staff of Ph.D in Public Law at the University of Turin. She is involved in Ius Publicum Network founded by the Editorial Boards of Die Verwaltung, Diritto amministrativo, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Public Law, Revista de Administración Pública and Revue française de droit administratif, whose aim is to follow the evolution of public law in each country involved, pointing out its influences on the development of an administrative and public European law and its connections with other legal cultures. She is also member of the research networks Public Contracts in Legal Globalization in which she is co-director with Christopher Yukins of the project on Integrity and efficiency in sustainable public contracts, and of the European Procurement Law Group, of the Procurement Law Academic Network and of the Research Network on EU Administrative Law.
Paolo Pietro Biancone is the Director of the PhD Degree Programme in Business & Management in the University of Turin. He is the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Islamic Finance (EJIF) as well as the Director of the Centre for Research on Islamic Finance at the University of Turin. Biancone is a Professor of Financial Management at the University of Turin and he is the Director of the graduate Master Degree Programme in International Accounting. He is also a visiting Professor at National Chengchi University and LanzhouUniversity. He is ITP at London Business School. Moreover, He has a diversified & rich experience in both public & private sectors and also in multinational institutions; as he practices these disciplines by supporting companies as a public certified accountant and as an independent auditor and as a consultant for banks and other institutions. He also acted as a Deputy Dean for Link Relations with Firms School of Management and Economics, University of Turin.