Born in Genoa on 13 August 1961.
Member of the Governing Board and Deputy Governor of the Bank of Italy from 10 May 2019 (Presidential Decree of 3 May 2019). In this capacity, she is also a member of the Joint Directorate of the Insurance Supervisory Authority (IVASS).
In 1986 she graduated with honours from the University of Genoa with a degree in law. In 1988 she obtained a Master of Laws in Corporation Law from New York University School of Law.
After completing her studies, she began her legal career. As a member of both the Genoa bar and the New York State bar, she worked in prestigious law firms in Italy and abroad.
From 1995 to 1996, she served as head of International Regulatory & Competition Law at Olivetti.
From 1997 to 2003, she was a partner in the Brussels law firm O’Connor & Company where she served as the head of the Public Utilities practice.
From 2003 to 2013 she worked for Intesa Sanpaolo SpA in their Milan and Brussels offices where she served as the head of International Regulatory & Antitrust Affairs; she was responsible for managing all the Group’s large acquisitions, including the merger between Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI.
From 2013 to 2017, she served as Italy Country Manager for Barclays Bank PLC.
She was vice president and member of the Board of Directors of A2A SpA from 2017 to 7 May 2019 and a member of the Board of Directors of Monte Titoli SpA from 2017 to 6 May 2019.
In 2018 she participated in the Executive Program in Leadership and Innovation at Stanford University.
She served as a member of a number of different boards of directors: from 2008 to 2013 for Fondazione Filarete; from 2015 to 2016 for M5 Metropolitana Milanese; and from 2011 to 2017 for Azienda Trasporti Milanesi SpA. She was also a member of the Investment Committee for Atlante Venture and Atlante Venture Mezzogiorno, part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, from 2008 to 2013. From 2010 to 2013 she was the President of Valore D.
She has received many accolades: in 2017 she won Le Tecnovisionaire in the Finance and Social Innovation category; in 2007 she was awarded a Bellisario Prize; in 2004 Global Competition Review included her amongst the world’s leading 100 female lawyers in competition law; and in 1999 she was included in the Who’s Who of Telecom Lawyers.