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Giorgio Bertinelli | Advisory Board

Giorgio Bertinelli is the national Vice-President of the 400,000-strong Lega Nationale dei Cooperative e Mutue in Italy. 

Prior to becoming Vice President of Legacoop, he was the President of Legacoop Tuscany regional branch and has worked in the cooperative movement for the last 15 years.  Legacoop is the oldest Italian cooperative organization, founded in 1886. It promotes co-op development and mutuality, economic and solidarity relations between member cooperatives and encourages the spread of cooperative principles and values. Members are in all regions and all productive sectors, with leading positions in retailing, construction, food, agriculture, services and manufacturing. Legacoop is divided into sector associations and regional and provincial Legacoops.  Members employ close to a quarter million people, serving a combined membership in excess of 4.5 million members, and Italian consumer cooperatives have a long standing commitment to "protect and represent the rights of consumers, defending their economic interests, health and safety, and safeguarding the environment.