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Elisabetta Cassano

Administrative Assistant/CA to Chairman & Managing Director's Office at ARTOC Group for Investment & Development

Summary

Proven office management experience in working closely with top governmental and business executives.Performing administrative and clerical duties while maintaining strict confidentiality.

Tasks are likely to include:

Devising and maintaining office systems, including data management and filing;
Arranging travel, accommodation and, occasionally, travelling with the manager to take notes or dictation at meetings or to provide general assistance during presentations;
Screening phone calls, inquiries and requests, and handling them when appropriate;
Meeting and greeting visitors at all levels of seniority;
Organizing and maintaining diaries and making appointments;
Dealing with incoming correspondence on behalf of the manager;
Taking dictation and minutes;
Carrying out background research and presenting findings;
Producing documents, briefing papers, reports and presentations;
Organizing and attending meetings;
Liaising with clients, suppliers and staff.

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Work experience

May 2015Present

Administrative Assistant/CA to Chairman & Managing Director's Office

ARTOC Group for Investment & Development, Cairo, Egypt
Main Activities include: Design and implement office policies Establish standards and procedures Control all incoming correspondence Prepare time sheets Liaise with other agencies, organizations and groups Supervise office staff & coaching Data management and filing Ensure protection and security of files and records Plan and implement office systems Diary management Coordinating travel itineraries Providing support for meetings and personal large scale events
Apr 2013Apr 2015

Parliamentary Assistant

Senate of the Italian Republic, Rome Area, Italy

Daily planning of parliamentary and extra-parliamentary commitments.
Respond effectively and courteously to routine correspondence and enquirers from constituents.
Undertake research both from readily available sources, or straightforward subjects.
Analyse and evaluate research and interpret data, ensuring key issues are identified.
Prepare, and present results both orally and in writing e.g. for parliamentary questions, briefing notes for committees, articles and press releases.
Provide briefings and potential questions to the Member and motions to be put to the house.
Monitor bills, Early Day Motions, legislation, debates, etc.
Advise and guide the Member on policy issues.
Progress casework through liaison with local and national bodies, government agencies, lobby groups. Maintain, update and develop knowledge of relevant legislation.
Communicate effectively with both internal and external contacts.

Jan 2013Apr 2013

Intern

International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome Area, Italy

Providing protocol and ceremonial functions support to the office of the President  including liaison with Member States, presentation of credentials, farewell visits and ceremonies such as the signature of loan and grant agreements.

Sep 2012Dec 2012

Intern

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Rome Area, Italy

MAE / CRUI 2012 Internship Competition (born from the agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Conference of Italian University Chancellors) to work for the Office III of the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Providing support to the team in overseeing the implementation of the cooperation initiatives in the countries of competence, namely, those of the Balkan Region, the Mediterranean and the Near East, ensuring the provision of necessary funds and follow-up on reports.

Nov 2011May 2012

Intern

House of Representatives, Rome Area, Italy

Research work under the supervision of Italian Member of Parliament Ricardo Merlo (Founder and President of MAIE - Associative Movement of Italians Abroad). This involved drafting legislative proposals, and completing a project for the creation of databases of DNA samples of Italian missing children born during the military dictatorship in Argentina between1976-1983.

Honors & Awards

May 2013 - Title of Award "Awarding of Magisterial Graduates with honors in 2012"

Edited by LUISS Guido Carli Univesity's Vice-Chancellor RobertoPessi,
Directors Gennaro Olivieri, Di Giorgio and Antonio Nuzzo,
Prof. Sebastiano Maffettone, Dean from the Department of Political Science,
President of the Association for Graduates, Ruggero Parrotto.
http://www.luiss.it/node/9034.

Education

20092012

Master Degree in International Relations

LUISS GUIDO CARLI, Rome, Italy

110 cum laude

20062009

BA in Political Science

LUISS GUIDO CARLI, Rome, Italy

Volunteer Work 

1. Founder and editor for the non-profit organization Seagatoo for which I organize activities with the direct involvement of its teaching body and staff, coordinating and increasing experiences involving environmental education, artistic works and sports. www.seagatoo.com 


2. MAIE GIOVANI ITALIA Coordinator (Associative Movement of Italians Abroad's Youth Wing Italy) www.maiemondiale.com 

Languages

Fluent in English & Native command of Italian

Basic Knowledge of French & Arabic

Skills

  1. Managing Flawless Execution in Scheduling, Correspondence and Event Planning
  2. Excellent skills in Microsoft Office and Data Management
  3. Strong Communication and Decision Making skills coupled with Good Judgment