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Eva Barboni

Founder & Executive Chair

Eva Barboni founded Atalanta in 2017 and served as its inaugural CEO until April 2024, when she moved into the Executive Chair role. In this position, she continues to provide high-level strategic advice to Atalanta’s clients. She also oversees our network of senior advisors who have served at the highest levels of government, diplomacy, business, philanthropy, and journalism.

Since her first national campaign in 2003-2004 on behalf of US Presidential candidate Howard Dean, Eva has developed and implemented innovative communications and stakeholder engagement strategies for a diverse range of clients including political candidates and parties, government ministries, large non-profit and philanthropic organisations, multilateral organisations, and multinational companies.

She has extensive global experience and has managed multilingual projects in countries spanning five continents–from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. She prides herself on working closely with clients and partners to develop context-specific strategies that deliver results.

Her political campaign experience has ranged from the local to the international levels. Mayoral and national-level campaign victories have included Boris Johnson’s re-election campaign for Mayor of London in 2012, Nana Akufo-Addo’s campaign for President of Ghana in 2016, and Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign for President of Nigeria in 2011. She has also successfully managed campaigns for the leadership of international organisations.

She has brought her campaigning and communications expertise to clients working across a wide range of sectors, including education, gender equality, public health, finance, sustainability and conservation, and peace and security.

She is an experienced trainer and facilitator, regularly developing and running in-person and virtual workshops on a range of topics including communications, stakeholder engagement, leadership, and campaigning.

She also has expertise in political risk and crisis management, providing counsel to clients across the public, private, and third sectors on how to navigate complex geopolitical dynamics and effectively manage emerging risks and crises.

Eva has a B.A. from Swarthmore College, where she studied Political Science. Outside work, Eva is an amateur Muay Thai fighter, enjoying the discipline and focus it requires and the respect between opponents.

Select Media & Commentary:

Interview on Channel 4 News

"Oprah for president 'mania' reveals one big problem for women in politics" - CNBC

"To achieve political equality, we should focus less on fairness" - Thomson Reuters Foundation News

"Women in politics: Why do so few women hold positions of power?" - CNBC Africa

"Theresa May gets three times as many comments on her appearance as Corbyn" - GQ

"Study: Female Candidates Need a Strategy for Online Abuse" - Campaigns & Elections

Eva Barboni
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