Standing Statutory Auditor

Born in Salem, Massachusetts (USA) on November 6, 1956, graduated in Economy at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified internal auditor and Certified risk management assurance professional. She has spent her professional career primarily in the areas of financial reporting, risk management, Internal control and Auditing. She is Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. and holds the position of Independent Director and Chairman and member of the Audit Committee or Control and Risk Committee of several Italian and foreign companies including Alpha Bank, Ferrero International and Illycaffè. She is a member of the Audit Committee of Ferrero International and of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Fondazione Bologna University Business School. She has been an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee of Autogrill S.p.A. and Italmobiliare S.p.A. Previously, she was Head of the Internal Audit Function of the Poste Italiane Group from 2002 to 2014 and gained professional experience at KPMG, where she set up the Corporate Governance Services practice in 2000, for which she was responsible. She was also responsible for Financial Reporting and then Internal Auditing of the Montedison Group in the period from 1987 to 1999. She has been Vice Chairman of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the world’s leading professional association for Internal Auditing, and President of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) and of the Italian Association of Internal Auditors. She has carried out various academic activities and is the author of several books on risk governance, internal control and auditing.