Matthew Lombardi currently works as Manager of Private Sector Partnerships (Europe) for the United Nations World Food Programme, based in Rome. He previously worked in management consulting at Deloitte Canada, and for the Future of Canada Centre, Deloitte’s thought leadership unit, which provides insights for businesses, governments, and academia. His professional background includes half a decade in consulting at the intersection of the private and public spheres, delivering business solutions to help improve the public sector.
He has served as a Corporate Member of Angel Investors Ontario, an organization that provides capital and mentorship to innovative start-ups province-wide, which has enabled just over $300 million dollars to be invested into 500 high-potential early-stage ventures. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Toronto North Support Services, which performs street outreach to homeless individuals, and provides community support for individuals with a major mental illness. He holds an MSc with Distinction in International Relations from the London School of Economics, where he focused on Sino-Canadian relations.
Matthew’s research interests include global technology policy issues, and the impact of emerging technologies on sovereignty, diplomacy, trade, and foreign affairs.