Michele Bellabarba worked for 6 years for JPMorgan in London until 2009. In the last year he obtained a Master in Politics and Government of the EU mostly focusing his research in Foreign and Defence Policy After graduating with distinction in ‘Economics and International Institution’ in Rome, Michele started his career working for the Italian Foreign Office in US. In 2003 he joined JPMorgan in London working in different department dealing with government affairs, international regulations and lobbying. In December, 2010 he obtained a Master in Politics and Government of the EU at the London School of Economics and Political Science, focusing his research in Foreign and Defence Policy, EU-US relations, EU-Russia Relations and the internal politics of UK, Italy, France and Germany. He is currently the president of the political association EuropAssociation.