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Katerina Serada

Honorary Advisor and Thematic Expert for Sustainable Development Goals 3, 9, 12 and 17

Katerina (Katsiaryna) Serada is the Founder of SDG Hub - Center for Sustainable Economies & Innovation based in Milan, Italy - a consulting service provider for technological start-ups, focused on advancing
and implementing the circular economy, 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, (public - private partnerships, private funds; matchmaking).

Research areas:
o Re-thinking innovation systems in the post-COVID-19 context
o Global implications of the green and digital transition to a circular economy under the EU Green Deal; “Green Deals” and their implications for implementing the 2030 Agenda and achieving the SDGs
o New contours of globalization in the Post-COVID-19 era
o Rethinking capitalism: shareholder vs stakeholder capitalism, linear vs regenerative
o The Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to support achieving the SDGs
o Global Governance (Data governance)
o Green digitalization
o The future of the global productive networks in the post-covid era Industry 4.0
o Green industrial policies
o Digital finance for the SDGs
o Distributive justice in the Post-COVID era
o Digital future of development
o Reforms of the international multilateral organizations

Professional engagement:
Research Fellow & Policy Analyst, TONDO - Circular Economy Think Tank (Milan, Italy)
2019 – present
Mission: Supporting the transition to a more sustainable and circular economy through technological shift, closing the resources loop.
o 2020 selected expert in Circular Economy at Scale 360 World Economic Forum initiative aimed at creating the radical partnerships at global, international, regional, and local levels to advance circular economy
o 2020 Research Lead, Project” Circular Ports” (transformation of the port areas and into circular industrial parks); 2020 Research lead/Coordinator of the Report on the digital technologies for the circular economy
o Legal analysis of the EU circular economy policies (European New Green Deal, 2020; EU Circular economy package, Farm to Fork strategy, etc.)
o 2019-2021 Coordinator of the Italian national conferences in Circular Economy in Milan and 2021 Future of the ports / European Forum (building partnerships)
o 2020 author Tondo Circular Economy Blog; 2020 Venture Cafè Speaker on financing circular economy projects (Tokyo, October 22, 2020)

Founder, SDG Hub - Center for Sustainable Economies& Innovation (Milan, Italy), 2019 - Present
Leveraging technology and innovation to achieve the SDGs

Advisor, Human Development Campus, Ompio Campus (Piedmont, Italy), 2018 - 2020
Human empowerment to accelerate social change through new forms of education
o Advise on ethical and democratic governance at Ompio Campus, international integral learning field for human development
o Participate in developing fundraising strategy, building the networks and partnerships

Executive Editor (2018), Editor (2019-2020), Co-founder of “the Sustainable
Development Watch”, University of Milan, Italy
o 2018 tutoring contract with the Department of Italian and Supranational Law,
University of Milan coordinated publication activities to maintain the content of the website to date; edited the drafts of the publications, submitted by the students;
o Wrote on the macro-legal and developmental challenges of advancing and implementing the 2030 Agenda, the Paris Agreement and the SDGs

Venue Coordinator at Centro d’Ompio, Italy. 2011-2015 | Web:
o managed the back-office at one of the oldest (founded in 1987) European seminar houses focused on holistically oriented seminars, training and conferences (staff relations, full event-management for festivals and conferences)

o Contributed to developing an early draft of the Human-Centred Business Model, launched by the World Bank (comparative analysis of fiduciary duties across the EU Member states)

Head of the Commercial & Corporate Law Department, Representative in the EU, Law firm Sherstnev & PARTNERS, Minsk, Belarus. 2008 – 2011
o Managed the activities of the department, represented the clients in international commercial arbitration courts, wrote legal opinions on a wide range of corporate & commercial law issues, investment law, administrative law, customs law; drafted international commercial law contracts

Aleinikov & PARTNERS (Law Firm), Minsk, Belarus. 2007 - 2008
o Wrote legal opinions on investment, corporate and business law; represented state-owned companies in the commercial arbitration court under the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce; drafted international contracts

Corporate Lawyer, “Seven hills”, LTD, “Grevtsov Publishing”, PLC, Minsk Belarus, NLC
Trans, Moscow, Russia. 2004 - 2007
o Dealt with a wide spectrum of issues relating to corporate, commercial, international private law, customs law; represented the interests of the companies in the courts and mediation.

Competitive curricular internships at the High Economic Court of the Republic of
Belarus, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus. 2001-2004
o Assisted legal departments with a wide range of daily tasks, drafted the documents and legal opinions, prepared analytical reports, etc.

LLM in Sustainable Development – Curriculum in “Development Economics, Finance,
Investment, Competition and Trade”, University of Milan, Italy (110/110 cum laude), 2015 – 2017
o Thesis: “The status of the Renewable Energy Subsidies under WTO law”
o 2018 Merit-based tutoring contract of 300 hours with the Department of Public and Supranational Law, University of Milan
o 2017 Competitive merit based “LLM Thesis Abroad scholarship” destined to the best LLM Thesis Project to cover the living and research expenses abroad, Research mobility at the World Trade Institute, Bern, Switzerland
o 2017 co-founded “Sustainable Development Watch” (
o 2016/2017 Full merit-based “Excellence Scholarship” (renewed)
o 2015/2016 Full merit-based “Excellence Scholarship” destined to TOP10% International Master Students of the University of Milan

Diploma in Jurisprudence, Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus (cum laude), 1999 – 2004
o Thesis: “Legal nature and the content of International Arbitration Agreement” (legal theory of international private law, law & economics of international commercial arbitration; theory of economic justice)
o 2004 successfully passed state qualification exams, defended my thesis, and was recommended by the State Examination Commission to graduate studies at the Graduate School of the Academy
o 2002 Best paper in Political Science, Academy’s research paper competition
o 2001 Best paper in Legal Theory, Academy’s research paper competition

o Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains, World Bank Group
(5 weeks, August/Sept. 2020)
o Green Industrial Policy: Promoting Competitiveness and Structural
Transformation, The One UN Climate Change Learning Partnership, (August-September, 2020)

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