Working since 1992 in the European Commission. Leading the Soil Data and Information Systems activities of the Joint Research Centre in support to the EU Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection and numerous other soil related policies.
Responsible of the European Soil Data Centre (ESDAC), the European Soil Information System (EUSIS) and the European Soil Bureau Network (ESBN).
In 2011 at FAO supporting the establishment of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP). Chair of the Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils (ITPS) and chair of the International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII). In 2016-18 Co-Chairing the IPBES Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment.
More than 300 publications, books and reports.
Numerous awards and memberships.