Sandro Gianella is responsible for Stripe’s engagement on public policy issues across Europe and works closely with the company’s leadership team to develop the strategy and outreach. Before joining Stripe in 2017, he worked as a policy manager for Google, where he dealt with a wide range of issues, spanning from economic impact and entrepreneurship to privacy and security. He previously worked for both the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Canadian Foreign Office, and was engaged with the G20 Research Group. He was selected as a Young Leader of the Atlantik-Brücke in 2016 and is a recipient of the Hutton Essay Prize for his paper on "Gorbachev’s New Thinking in the International System". He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science, graduating with honors from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin.