Hussam Hussein, coordinator of the European Delegation, is currently a PhD candidate at the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia, UK, working on water scarcity discourses and transboundary water governance. After his studies in international relations and diplomacy at the University of Trieste-Gorizia (Italy), at SOAS (London), and at the College of Europe, Hussam worked for the European Parliament, the Italian Embassy in Amman, the NGO Friends of the Earth Middle East, the London Middle East Institute, and as a private sector development analyst for IFC-World Bank, in Washington DC.
Luca Vanzini is Risk Management Associate at Finance in Motion GmbH (Frankfurt am Main, Germany), an alternative asset management firm specialised in development finance. Previosly he worked in a Microfinance Investment Fund and in Consulting for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance. Luca studied Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management in Frankfurt, Germany and Business & Economics between LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Italy and Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Sciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt. He attended three HPAIR editions: Dubai 2013, Tokyo 2014 and Hong Kong 2016.
Caterina Perossa is a graduate of Bristol University and Gorizia Università. She specialised in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan. She first joined the European Delegation at HPAIR 2017 in Hong Kong.