Gianluca CominChairman and Founder
He founded Comin & Partners in 2014 and in just a few years it has become one of the most important strategic consultancy companies in the communication and institutional fields in Italy. Over the past years, he has worked as external relations manager in strategic fields, starting with Montedison, then Telecom and Enel. He teaches Communications Strategies and Advertising Techniques in the Economics department of Luiss Guido Carli University.
He started off his professional career by working as a journalist and business editor for the Il Gazzettino newspaper in the Rome headquarters. He then worked in communications with Telecom Italia becoming Media Relations manager and in Montedison as Director of Public Relations. Mr. Comin was the spokesperson of the Minister of Public Works during Prime Minister Prodi’s first administration and a member of the Board of Directors of Endesa and also Managing Director of Enel Cuore.
In his 12 years of experience as Director of Public Relations, he led Enel (the largest energy company in Italy and one of the most important in Europe) in several financial operations, including the most important Italian overseas acquisition (Endesa) and the challenging opening of the electricity market to competition, not to mention reputation management and stakeholders relations at a global level.
He is constantly committed to the sharing of know-how and to the professional growth of young communicators, and is also a devoted professor of Communications Strategies in the Economics department of Luiss Guido Carli University and the manager of the Executive Corporate Communications programme of the LUISS Business School.
Mr. Comin is president of FERPI (Italian Federation of Public Relations) and he represents the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in the Board of Directors of La Biennale of Venice. He is the author of “2030, La tempesta perfetta” (Rizzoli, 2012) and “L’impresa oltre la crisi” (Marsilio, 2016).
In 2019 he edited “Integrated Communication and Reputation Management” (Luiss University Press, 2019), with the participation of numerous professionals and communication experts. The volume aims to respond to changes in society, consumers and businesses through new strategies and integrated communication tools.