Damiano de Felice, PHD
Director of Development and External Engagement
Damiano de Felice, PhD, is a non-profit executive with experience leading teams across multiple functions, including business development and fundraising, partnerships and external relations, strategy and impact, operations and finance. He joins CARB-X from the Access to Medicine Foundation, where he served as Director of Strategy and a member of the management team. At the Access to Medicine Foundation, he trebled annual funding to the organization and coordinated one of the world’s largest impact investing initiatives. With expertise in the areas of human rights and sustainable investing, Damiano has published his research and interviews in international news, magazines and academic journals, including the Financial Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review and Human Rights Quarterly. He serves as an expert for the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Rights, SASB Advisory Group for the pharmaceutical sector, the Global AMR R&D Hub Stakeholder Group, and Expert Committee for the UN Sustainable Procurement Index for Health. Throughout his career, Damiano has advised international organizations, companies, governments and NGOs, including the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and the Italian Ministry of Economic Development. Damiano holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.