Christian Zacchino

About Christian Zacchino

I lead, supervise, provide guidance and nurture the knowledge and skills of the General Operations Team. I also lead and execute all processes pertaining to Human Resources, such as Hiring and Exiting, Company Processes, Policies, and Guidelines; all based on a soft HRM approach. I also contribute to the planning and management of our internal and client events. I also lead Tech for our organisation and client projects.

I also had the opportunity to work in different areas like Social Media, Communications, Technology, and Project & Account Management, before moving on to my current role as Chief of Staff.

These are some of the projects I’ve worked on during my tenure at Island Innovation.

  • Virtual Island Summit 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022.
  • Island Finance Forum 2021 & 2022.
  • Islands Pavilion@COP26 & COP27.
  • The Water and Health Conference (Virtual) for the Water Institute, University of North Carolina 2020 & 2021
  • The CCI-CBF Week 2020 for the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
  • The Caribbean Conservation Finance Congress 2021 for the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
  • The Blue Forests Week & side event series (2021), for the Blue Forests Project.
  • Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator HLDM event, 2021
  • Montserrat Remote Work Stamp 2022 virtual event, social media growth & content project.
  • The Pacific Regional Preparatory Workshop for the INC – SPREP 2022
  • The Water and Health Conference (Hybrid) for the Water Institute, University of North Carolina 2022
  • Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator Investor Forums and AskCCSA live series 2022

I’ve also had the pleasure of being the Tech Lead on other events such as:

  • RedLAC Conference, 2021
  • MARFund Conference, 2021
  • Malta Residency Agency Virtual Event 2022
  • Women in Lithium for EnergyX, 2022
  • SPREP Waste Management Workshop, 2022

It has been a fantastic experience working at Island Innovation since its creation in 2018. It is amazing seeing how much growth has occurred in our company, how our team expanded, and how our main event, the Virtual Island Summit, has become hugely successful thanks to all the hard work we’ve put in.

Having graduated as a Systems Engineer, I believe everything is a system and that knowledge is infinite; we can learn something new every day. It’s also important to help spread out knowledge in every possible way. I also studied Business Management and Human Resources, fields I consider of fundamental value for every professional. I am also a strong supporter of remote work, it’s by far, the best way to work! Particularly when you love what you do.

I currently live in my hometown of Porlamar, on Margarita Island, on the northeast coast of Venezuela. My island is gorgeous and the landscapes here are very paradisiac, particularly at golden hour, which is the time of the day I enjoy most, taking pictures of the beautiful scenery, particularly the sky, in my spare time. I wish that Margarita becomes a sustainable island running only on solar and wind energy, there’s the potential to do so and I hope that people and leaders come together to make it happen soon. I am a strong supporter of sustainability, clean energy, and making a positive impact on our earth – and as I always say: “if we don’t take care of our world, who else is going to?”

Secret skill: I love cooking and trying out new dishes. My specialties are Italian, Asian and Venezuelan dishes. I’m also pretty good at desserts.

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