Dr Andrea Bandelli

Executive Director

Andrea is the diplomat in chief of SGI, where he manages the relationships with all network members and external stakeholders. A keen listener and an experienced speaker, Andrea is responsible for developing and implementing the network culture of Science Gallery.

A world citizen by trade, Andrea’s academic background includes a MA in Economics, a master in Science Communication and a PhD in Social Sciences, with a specialisation in scientific citizenship.

Andrea is a member of the expert network for the World Economic Forum and has been a Cultural Leader in Davos in 2017 and 2018. He is a member of the board of the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

In his career spanning almost 25 years he has worked for several public and private organisations, including science museums, government organisations and universities across Europe, USA, South Africa and Brazil, leading some of the most innovative projects on science, art, democracy and public participation.
He has published 2 books and several academic and popular articles on public engagement with science and technology.