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ALESSANDRO PINTO

– Our President

Our President

Alessandro Pinto is one of the historical founding professionals of “social responsibility in sport”.

When this notion did not yet existed, Alessandro was the “puppeteer” for the first two agreements between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and four Agencies of the United Nations (1992) and between FIFA and UNICEF (1994); these two agreements signed the beginning of an era during which sport officially engaged in Social and Humanitarian activities.

Alessandro also was the first professional to fulfill the purpose of these agreements organizing two major international projects: “One Goal for UNICEF” (1994) and “Atlanta Olympic Aid” (1996). As of today these projects are still unmatched in total fundraising revenues generated.

Alessandro continued his mission in 2000 with the major Italian NGO “Telethon” on the occasion of the Sydney Olympic Games securing that all the athletes of the Italian Olympic Team would act as Testimonials and launched advocacy messages from “Casa Italia” in Sydney.

Alessandro Pinto is one of the historical founding professionals of “social responsibility in sport”.

When this notion did not yet existed, Alessandro was the “puppeteer” for the first two agreements between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and four Agencies of the United Nations (1992) and between FIFA and UNICEF (1994); these two agreements signed the beginning of an era during which sport officially engaged in Social and Humanitarian activities.

Alessandro also was the first professional to fulfill the purpose of these agreements organizing two major international projects: “One Goal for UNICEF” (1994) and “Atlanta Olympic Aid” (1996).  As of today these projects are still unmatched in total fundraising revenues generated.  Alessandro continued his mission in 2000 with the major Italian NGO “Telethon” on the occasion of the Sydney Olympic Games securing that all the athletes of the Italian Olympic Team would act as Testimonials and launched advocacy messages from “Casa Italia” in Sydney.

These successes were recognized by the United States Federal Government which granted Alessandro the permanent residency in the USA, recognizing him as “extremely skilled worker” in his field.

In 2006 he lead the Italian Committee for UNICEF in a record setting fundraising project in cooperation with the 2006 Turin Olympic Games (today a record for the Committee) and repeated the effort in 2010 during the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

In most recent years, as Director of the NGO “Save then Dream”, he lead the organization in similar efforts during the 2014 Brazil World Cup, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2018 Doha Athletics World Championships.

On 6 April 2016, Sport for Development World Day (sponsored by the United Nations General Assembly), in recognition for his career devoted to advancing ethical sport, NASDAQ invited Alessandro to ring the closing bell of the market in a worldwide broadcast.

Alessandro has lived and worked in South East Asia, USA, Europe and the Middle East.  He has a deep knowledge of sport for delevopement programs, having implemented several of those in Thailand, Pakistan, Wruanda, Benin, Sudan, South Africa and Qatar

Since 2019 he is the Founder and the President of the “Italian American Sport Foundation”.

Alessandro lives between Rome and New York with his wife Barbara and their son Peter. Excellent tennis player, he collects original comic drawings and superheroes miniature statues.

These successes were recognized by the United States Federal Government which granted Alessandro the permanent residency in the USA, recognizing him as “extremely skilled worker” in his field.

In 2006 he lead the Italian Committee for UNICEF in a record setting fundraising project in cooperation with the 2006 Turin Olympic Games (today a record for the Committee) and repeated the effort in 2010 during the 2010 South Africa World Cup.

In most recent years, as Director of the NGO “Save then Dream”, he lead the organization in similar efforts during the 2014 Brazil World Cup, the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and the 2018 Doha Athletics World Championships.

On 6 April 2016, Sport for Development World Day (sponsored by the United Nations General Assembly), in recognition for his career devoted to advancing ethical sport, NASDAQ invited Alessandro to ring the closing bell of the market in a worldwide broadcast.

Alessandro has lived and worked in South East Asia, USA, Europe and the Middle East.  He has a deep knowledge of sport for delevopement programs, having implemented several of those in Thailand, Pakistan, Wruanda, Benin, Sudan, South Africa and Qatar.

Since 2019 he is the Founder and the President of the “Italian American Sport Foundation”.

Alessandro lives between Rome and New York with his wife Barbara and their son Peter. Excellent tennis player, he collects original comic drawings and superheroes miniature statues.

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Paolo Del Bene

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