Piero Attanasio– Short CV – 24 January 2012

After a degree in economics at the University of Bologna, Piero works in the publishing sector since 1986. In 1995 he joined AIE (Italian Publishers Association) where he is currently head of international affairs. He is the scientific coordinator of the ARROW initiative. Since 2004 he is CEO of mEDRA (multilingual European DOI Registration Agency). He is currently chairman of the ISBN International and of the Standard Committee of the International Publishers Associations. He is author of many articles and two monographs about book industry, in particular about the impact of technologies on book trade. He is lecturer in the Master course on publishing at the University of Milan.