Antonella is the Secretary General of the Confederation of European Community Cigarette Manufacturers (CECCM).
Antonella Pederiva is the ex-Director of the Italian Dairy Industry Association. 
Work on Tobacco
Pederiva started as Director for Institutional Relations at CECCM in 1999. She was appointed Secretary General in January 2003. 
"I am a Lobbyist and I Like Lobbying"
The firm that asked to vet candidates for the Institutional Relations position at CECCM in 1999, Russell Reynolds Associates, argued in a confidential letter that "we are most impressed by this woman who says 'I am a lobbyist and I like lobbying'". 
As another positive attribute for Pederiva the letter quoted her "extensive network. She, for example, knows very well the Italian who is likely to take on the responsibility in DGVI".