Nathalie Tocci has been a member of the Acea Board of Directors since 18 April 2023.
She has been Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) since 2017, honorary professor at the University of Tübingen since 2015 and Europe’s Futures Fellow at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Iwm) in Vienna. Since 2023 she is Professor at the Transnational School of Government of the European University Institute in Florence and from 2021 to 2022 was Pierre Keller Visiting Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School.
From 2020 to 2023 she was an independent board member of Eni and from 2013 to 2020 served on the Edison Board of Directors.
She has been Special Advisor to the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, first with Federica Mogherini (2015-2019) and then with Josep Borrell (2020-2021). In that capacity she worked on the drafting and implementation of the EU global strategy. In 2014, she was director of international strategies for Italy’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini.
In 2006 she joined the IAI, where she is now Director, as Research Manager, in 2010 becoming Programme Manager for European foreign policy and, in 2011, Deputy Director and Editor of The International Spectator.
She has also been Senior Fellow at Washington’s Transatlantic Academy (2009-2010), Associate Fellow for European foreign policy at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (2007-2009), Marie Curie Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies – European University Institute (2005-2007), Jean Monnet Fellow for the Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (2003-2004), Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels (1999-2003).
She has written a number of scientific publications. Her current scientific interests concern European integration and European foreign policy, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, transatlantic relations, multilateralism, conflict resolution, energy, climate and defence.
Her present engagements include participation on the Boards of various institutions, such as the Centre for European Reform, the Jacques Delors Centre, the European Leadership Network. She is on the Europe for Middle East Peace Advisory Board and council member of the European Council for Foreign Relations.
She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics.