Born in 1965, Walter De Gregorio
studied history, constitutional law and political philosophy at the Universities of Zurich, Rome, Florence and Berkeley, USA. He wrote his thesis on Italian anti-fascism. After his studies, he worked for almost twenty years as a journalist for leading publications in Switzerland and abroad, print and TV, including five years in Rome as the Italian correspondent for “Weltwoche” and “Die Zeit”. He has been part of various senior editorial teams, was sports editor at “Blick”, a writer for Tages-Anzeiger’s “Magazin” and a reporter for “SonntagsZeitung”. Award-winning journalist, guest lecturer and speaker at various colleges and universities. Between 2011 and 2015 he was Director of Communications and Public Affairs at FIFA. Afterwards he founded his own consulting firm. He is also member of the advisory board of Strategic Swiss Partners ( and of other companies. De Gregorio dual Italian/Swiss citizenship and in addition to Italian and German he speaks English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

He supports Juventus FC.