Lorenzo joined the IPPC Secretariat in February 2023 as an Intern in the Standard Setting Unit. He provides administrative support to the work of two Technical Panels: Technical Panel on Diagnostic Protocols (TPDP) and the Technical Panel on Commodity Standards (TPCS). He also supports two Focus Groups: Focus Group on Food Aid and Other Humanitarian Aid (FGFA) and the Focus Group on Sea Containers. Lorenzo also supports preparation and organization of sessions of the Commission on Phytosanitary Measures and IPPC regional workshops. Before joining the secretariat, he worked at Lease Plan Corporation in Italy and European Citizens’ Rights, Involvement and Trust Foundation in Belgium as a invoicing intern and as an administrative and fundraising intern respectively. Lorenzo has a master’s degree in development from the University of Bologna and a bachelor's degree in international relations from Roma Tre University, Italy. He speaks English, French and Italian.