She leads the public policy ad company's relations with the European Union (EU) institutions and coordinates Government Affairs activities across the EMEA Region. Valeria joined Covidien, as Director of Government Affairs Europe in October 2013. She previously held the position of Public Affairs Europe Director and Head of the EU Liaison Office at multinational company GTech, and having worked as a consultant in public affairs and strategic communications in Brussels for several companies, trade associations, Government organisations and NGOs. Valeria has a degree in Political Science and a Master's in EU Political and Administrative Affairs from the College of Europe in Bruges. She is Italian and speaks Italian, English, French, Spanish.