Guido Battaglia

Guido Battaglia

Head of Policy & Outreach


Guido has ten years experience in engaging multiple stakeholders in international programmes promoting responsible business practices and addressing human rights and sustainability challenges within different industries. He has conducted research and managed projects working with companies, governments, international organisations and NGOs in the extractives, infrastructure, commodities trading and sport sectors. 

Current Work

As Head of Outreach and Policy, Guido represents the Centre in engaging with sports and human rights policy agendas, including in the context of Sport for Development and Peace. He coordinates outreach to multiple stakeholders, conducts research, and maintains Centre relationships with a range of intergovernmental and governmental actors. Guido also serves as Head of the Responsible Trade Programme for the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB), the host organisation to the Centre. 

Previous Experience

Guido was formerly Director at the World Gold Council, where he managed the programme on responsible mining and socio-economic development. Prior to that he held manager positions at the World Economic Forum (WEF) - engaging business and government leaders, faculty experts, international organisations and civil society in two initiatives addressing responsible mineral resources management and infrastructure development in the African continent. At WEF he designed and facilitated high-level roundtables at the Annual Meeting in Davos and at other events worldwide. Guido also worked for the Law Firm DLA Piper and for the Italian Mission to the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. An Italian and Swiss citizen, Guido was a visiting student at the University of Tuebingen and holds a Bachelor and Master in International Law from the University of Milan.