Born on 29 May 1966 in Trieste, she holds a PhD in Finance from the School of Finance (University of Trieste, Udine, Florence and L. Bocconi University in Milan) and an MBA in International Business, with High Honours from the MIB Trieste School of Management.
Since 1991, she is a Professor of Finance at the Core Faculty of the MIB Trieste School of Management and since 2016 she is a Professor of Banking and Insurance Technology at the University of Udine.
Since 2019, she is Executive Chairperson of Friulia S.p.A. and Director of Finest S.p.A., a company of the Friulia Group.
She is an independent Director of Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A. since 2018.
Since 2017, she is an independent Director of Hera S.p.A. and an independent Director of InRete S.p.A., a Hera Group company.
Since 2013, she is an independent Director of Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.
She has also held numerous positions over the years, including: member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisor), from 2010 to 2016; member with permanent delegated powers of ECOS, between 2010 and 2013; member of the Consultative Panel of CEIOPS (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) from 2008 to 2010; Commissioner COVIP (Pension Funds Supervisory Commission) between 2003 and 2008; member of the Executive Committee of ITACA from 2001 to 2003; Director of Autovie Servizi S.p.A., between 1995 and 1997; Director of Autovie Venete S.p.A. between 1994 and 1997; Chairperson of Adriatic Business Company S.r.l., from 1993 to 1997.
She began her academic career in 1991 as Professor of Finance at the Core Faculty of the MIB Trieste School of Management and from 1995 to 1998 she was Teaching Coordinator of the Master’s programme in Transport, Intermodality and Logistics at the same institute.
In the meantime, between 1992 and 1993, she was a member of the work group consisting of Finporto S.p.A., Fiat Impresit S.p.A. and Italferr S.p.A.
Between 1997 and 1999, she taught the course in Transport Economics at the University of Trieste.
Between 2000 and 2004, she was Director of the Project Financing specialisation course at the MIB Trieste School of Management and since 2003, she is Programme Director of MIRM (Master in Insurance & Risk Management) at the same institute.
She has also carried out institutional activities, holding different positions, which include: Member of the Trieste Fund Commission to the Government Commissioner of the Friuli - Venezia Giulia Region (1998-2003); Councillor for Building, Public Works and Spatial Planning in the Autonomous Friuli - Venezia Giulia Region (2001 - 2003); Councillor for Spatial Planning, Local Self-Government and Security, Community Affairs and International Relations in the Autonomous Friuli - Venezia Giulia Region (2008 - 2010); Councillor for Productive Activities with delegated power for Local Police and Security in the Autonomous Friuli - Venezia Giulia Region (2010 - 2013).