head of Communication

Giovanni Sammali

A psychologist by training, Giovanni Sammali has extensive experience in the media, both in written press (Tribune de Genève, Le Matin) and in broadcasting (Canal Alpha editor-in-chief). He has interviewed Raphaël Domjan several times during his journalistic career.

In communications, he worked at the University of Neuchâtel as community manager for two years, before becoming head of communications for the City of La Chaux-de-Fonds where he worked for seven years. During that time, he organised three biennial watchmaking heritage events and the 10th UNESCO anniversary of the watchmaking metropolis in 2019. He has been press officer for the Tour de Romandie for over 10 years, adding the women’s Tour de Romandie to his portfolio this year. He is also current editor-in-chief of La Chaux-de-Fonds’ weekly newspaper Le Ô.

Giovanni is sensitive to environmental issues. In 2014 he published ‘Salento, destination cancer’, an ecological novel about the hidden pollution of the Puglia region. Raphaël Domjan attended the book launch. This book gave rise in 2021 to the documentary ‘Inferno in paradiso’ by Tiziana Caminada (ex-RTS).