Roberto was born in Milan. Musician, Art Director, Director, Executive Creative Director, began his career at Saatchi & Saatchi. It continues in Pirella Lowe and in 1997, is called as Associate Creative Director, In D'Adda Lorenzini Vigorelli BBDO to launch the agency which will become an international creative reference point. In 2002 he joined WPP in Red Cell as Executive Creative Director. In 2006 Roberto founded 1861United, the most awarded Italian agency in Italy in those years. In 2014, 1861United joins Grey. Four years later Roberto leaves Gray to undertake a new personal path with the opening of GB_22.
Battaglia’s awards include New York Film Festival, Gold and Silver Awards at the Art Director's Club of Europe, Gold Silver and Bronze Awards Art Directors Club Italy, 25 Shortlists at Cannes Lions, Clio Awards, Targa d'Argento, Grand Prix Advertising Italy, Grand Prix Printitalia, Golden Award at the Montreux Festival, Eurobest.