Leo Bertozzi was Director of the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano from February 2001 to December 2012.

Following graduation in Agricultural Sciences, he was responsible of the Agriculture Development Project in Sierra Leone (Western Africa) from 1976 to 1978. From 1979 to 1986, he was Representative of Italian NGOs in the Liaison Committee of the DG Cooperation of the European Commission. Leo Bertozzi was also Coordinator of the European Research programs from 1990 to 2000 and author of scientific publications.

Founding member and Vice-President of oriGin, (Organization for an International Geographical Indications Network), he is also member of AICIG (Italian Association of Geographical Indications Consortia) and President of the Italian Committee of the International Dairy Federation.