Francesco Briganti is the Secretary General of the Cross Border Benefits Alliance–Europe (CBBA-Europe). CBBAEurope, which is a EU advocacy association based in the heart of the European quarters in Brussels, promotes the creation of cross border and pan-European social benefits solutions (including occupational/workplace and personal pensions) vis à vis the EU and national decision makers.
Francesco is also the CEO of the Employee Benefits and Welfare Institute (EBWI), a Belgian public affairs company. Between 2016 and 2018, Francesco has been also the Coordinator of the World Pension Alliance (WPA). WPA is a platform of the main worldwide private pensions advocacy organizations (including Europe, USA, Canada, Latin America and Australia).
Francesco Briganti is currently a member of the Stakeholders Group on Occupational Pensions of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority. Francesco set up and is currently chairing the Italian branch of the International Employee Benefits Association (IEBA).
Till 2016, Francesco has been the Director of the European Association of Paritarian Institutions of Social Protection (AEIP). AEIP is a EU advocacy organization representing 1,200 employee benefits providers run on a joint Management-Labor basis, and existing in 19 European Countries.
Francesco Briganti got a Ph.D in March 2015 in EU law: the subject of his research has been focused on the legal creation of a Pan-European employee benefits plan.
In 2002, Francesco received his law degree at the University of Bologna (Italy) after studies and researches in France, Spain and Ireland.
In 2006, he obtained a Master’s degree in International Political Economy at the University of Kent (UK). As an expert, he has been for several years a member of the European Commission’s Pension Forum and was a member of the EU working group aimed at drafting a code of good practices for Pension Funds. Dr. Briganti has been speaker at more than two hundred conferences all over the world, and often quoted by the main European media of his sector.
Finally, Francesco is currently giving lectures at several Universities throughout Europe, and often provides its expertise to Governments on social protection matters. In September 2016 he also had the opportunity to give an overview of the evolution of European pensions to high level US government experts at the White House, in Washington DC.
In addition to his mother tongue (Italian), Francesco currently speaks French, English and Spanish.