Head of IP, Neste
Roberto Castagno is Head of Intellectual Property at Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel refined from waste and residues.
Prior to joining Neste, Roberto Castagno was with Nokia between 1999 and 2020 where he held a number of positions in R&D, business development, technology marketing and -since 2007- Intellectual Property.
A citizen of Italy and Finland, Roberto Castagno has served as honorary consul of Italy in Tampere, Finland since 2004 and regularly advises the Italian embassy in Finland on potential cooperation projects in the areas of technology and innovation. He is a lecturer in intellectual and technology assets management at the Faculty of Industrial and Information Management, University of Tampere, and he regularly speaks at conferences and executive training programmes. Roberto Castagno is a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Intellectual Property in Gothenburg.
Roberto Castagno holds a PhD in telecommunications from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and a master’s degree in electronic engineering from the University of Trieste, Italy.