Sandro Gianella brings a wealth of experience in the field of technology policy, having held key positions at organisations such as Stripe and Google. In his new role, he will be responsible for spearheading OpenAI’s policy efforts and forging partnerships across Europe. Gianella will report directly to Anna Makanju, the leader of OpenAI’s global policy teams.
In an enthusiastic announcement on LinkedIn and Twitter, Gianella expressed his excitement about joining OpenAI and embracing the company’s ambitious mission of ensuring that general-purpose AI benefits all of humanity. He emphasised the importance of careful deliberation and collaboration among developers, users, academics, civil society, and policymakers on a global scale to navigate the complexities of AI technology.
OpenAI’s decision to establish a European policy team demonstrates the company’s recognition of the importance of regional dynamics and the need to navigate EU regulatory frameworks effectively.