Ferdinando is a Statistician at GOPA Consultants. He was born in the South of Italy which he left to pursue his studies in Statistics at the University of Bologna. During his master’s degree in quantitative analysis, he attended an exchange programme in Amsterdam at the ‘VU Universiteit’, where he majored in applied statistics and spatial economics. After graduating, he started to work for Eurostat in Luxembourg where he was part of the Balance of Payments team which deals with cross-border transactions of the European countries. Currently he is involved in several projects in STATEC. In his free time he enjoys reading, watching movies and travelling.