Maurizio Pessato is vice-president of SWG. He has directed the research sectors on socioeconomic organisations, the healthcare system, and public opinion, overseeing the SWG Observatory on Italian social and cultural values. He contributes to Waste Watcher, an observatory focusing on the domestic food waste of Italian families.
Dr. Pessato is vice-president of ASSIRM, the Italian association of marketing and public opinion research firms. He is also president of the Trieste Special Education Centre (CEST), a non-profit dedicated to serving the disabled population.