Claudia Vernotti

Co-Founder & Director


Claudia Vernotti is the Director of ChinaEU, the first Brussels-based international association promoting dialogue and business partnerships between Europe and China in the digital sector. She co-founded the organization in 2015 and over the past seven years she has been leading projects in different areas, ranging from smart cities and online tourism, to e-commerce and new retail.

Passionate observer of China’s tech innovations and EU-China relations, she accompanies leading Chinese tech groups in their expansion in Europe; at the same time, she educates European businesses on the opportunity to look East and engage with Chinese players to study the new trends and boost their digitalization strategy.

Frequent media commentator, Claudia is a fluent Mandarin speaker. She lived in China for five years, having served among others for the European Union Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and the Italian Embassy in Beijing.  

She holds a Chinese-English bilingual Master in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University campus in Nanjing, and a Master in Customer Experience and E-Commerce from 24Ore Business School.