She was born on 29 May 1966 in Trieste, she got a Ph.D. in Finance at the “Scuola di Finanza” (Università degli Studi di Trieste, Udine, Firenze and Bocconi of Milan) and an MBA in International Business with High Honor at the MIB Trieste School of Management.
Since 1991 she has been Professor of Finance at the Core Faculty of the MIB Trieste School of Management and since 2016 she has been Professor of Bank and Insurance Operations Techniques at the Udine University.
Since 2018 she has been Chairwoman of Friulia S.p.A. and member of the Board of Directors of Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A..
Since 2017 she has been member of the Board of Directors of Hera S.p.A., member of the Board of Directors of InRete S.p.A. and member of the Strategy Advisory Board of Ernst&Young Financial Services.
Since 2013 she has been member of the Board of Directors of Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A.
In the years she covered several positions, among which: member of the Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group of EIOPA (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisor), between 2010 and 2016; member of ECOS from 2010 to 2013; member of the Consultive panel of CEIOPS, from 2008 to 2010; commissioner of COVIP, between 2003 and 2008; member of the Board of Directors of Autovie Servizi S.p.A., between 1995 and 1997; member of the Board of Directors of Autovie Venete S.p.A., between 1994 and 1997; Chairwoman 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, where she was also Didactic Coordinator of the Transports, Intermodal and Logistics Master from 1995 to 1998.
In the meantime, from 1992 to 1993, she was member of the working group composed of Finporto S.p.A., Fiat Impresit S.p.A. and Italferr S.p.A.
Between 1997 and 1999 she was Professor at the Transport Economics course at the University of Trieste.
Between 2000 and 2004, she was Director of the postgraduate course in Project Financing at the MIB Trieste School of Management, and since 2003 she has been Program Director of the MIRM (Master in Insurance & Risk Management) at the same Institute.
She also did institutional work, holding different offices as: member of the “Commissione Fondo Trieste” at the premises of the “Commissario di Governo” of the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (1998-2003); Alderman of the constructions, public works and land planning of the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (2001 – 2003); Alderman of land planning, local autonomies and security, European Affairs and International relations of the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (2008 – 2010); Alderman of the Production Activities with delegation to the Local Police and security of the Friuli – Venezia Giulia Region (2010 – 2013).