Daniel Salerno

Cooperatives of the Americas

Born in Italy, Daniel Salerno has an extensive professional record within the cooperative movement, both at the domestic and international level. He is currently Director of Cooperatives of the Americas, a region of the International Cooperative Alliance. Before his current role, Daniel was serving as Director of Coopermondo, an NGO created by Confcooperative, the largest apex organization of the Italian cooperative movement. Confcooperative as implemented over 100 international cooperation projects in more than 40 countries around the world, directly or through the network of cooperatives integrated in the confederation.

Between February 2016 and August 2018, Daniel was Chairman of the “Working Group on Private Sector Engagement” of the National Council for Development Cooperation, under the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since 2011, he also has served as the Confcooperative Representative for International Development Cooperation at the Cooperatives Europe working group on International Development Platform (CEDP).

His professional background includes several direct work experiences with cooperative and solidarity economy organizations from different countries in Latin America.

Daniel has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bologna, with a thesis on the emergence of the Chilean cooperative movement. He also has a master’s degree in Nonprofit Organizations and European Project Management (ASVI, Rome) as well as a master’s in European and International Relations (La Sapienza University, Rome). Additionally, he has a diploma in Latin American Studies from the Italian-Latin American Institute, Rome.