Born in Rome on 21 November 1955, she graduated cum laude in Statistics from the capital’s La Sapienza University in 1981. She went on to study at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, where in 1984 she was awarded a Master of Philosophy in Economics.

She joined the Bank of Italy’s Directorate General for Economics, Statistics and Research in 1982, where until 1990 she worked mostly on the global economy with special reference to macroeconomic policy coordination and EU budgetary issues. She later became involved in the development of financial statistics, including in preparation for the adoption of the single currency, and their harmonization at European and international level.

She was appointed Deputy Head of the former Economic and Financial Statistics Department, which on 27 January 2014 became the Statistics Directorate following the overhaul of the Bank’s organizational structure.

On 1st July 2014 she was appointed Head of the Statistical Data Collection Directorate, now Statistical Data Collection and Processing Directorate.

She sits on the European System of Central Banks’ Statistics Committee and the Committee on Monetary, Banking and Balance of Payments Statistics of the European Union.