She started her career as cost accountant in a subsidiary of a US corporation and then she became Chief Financial Officer of the company distributor in Italy of Yamaha Motors co.
After these work experiences, she has undertaken business and professional activities, also as Director and Statutory Auditor in companies operating in industrial and financial sector, listed and unlisted.
From 1986 to 2000, she was Director of Gpf&Associati, an institute for market research. From 1994 to 2001 she was member of the Italian Commission on Privatization at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. From 1999 to 2003 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Pirelli. From 2001 to 2003 she was Director of Banca Primavera (Banca Generali). From 2003 to 2006 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Telecom Italia. From 2005 to 2006 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Banca Intesa. From 2007 to 2013 she was Chairman of Nedcommunity (the Italian association of Independent Directors).
From 2007 to 2016 she was member of Supervisory Board of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo. From 2008 to 2012 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Industrie De Nora. From 2008 to 2013 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Banca Cr Firenze. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director of Alto Partners Sgr. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director of Biancamano. From 2009 to 2014 she was Director of NH Hotels SA. From 2012 to 2016 she was Member of the Board of Università degli Studi di Milano. From 2012 to 2015 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of NPL Non Performing Loans. From 2013 to 2015 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Telecom Media. From 2014 to 2017 she was Standing Statutory Auditors of Fabbrica Italiana Lapis F.I.L.A. From 2014 to 2017 she was Standing Statutory Auditors of Persidera (TIM group). From 2016 to 2017 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Banca Popolare di Vicenza (Fondo Atlante). From 2008 to 2018 she was Chairman of Statutory Auditors of Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italo). From 2011 to 2019 she was Director of FSI SGR and from 2014 to 2019 she was Director of Recordati. From 2014 to 2021 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Whirlpool EMEA SpA and from 2016 to 2021 she was Standing Statutory Auditor of Società per azioni Esercizi Aeroportuali S.E.A. From 2020 to 2021 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Daphne 3 SpA. From 2020 to 2023 she was Director of Autogrill SpA.
In recent years, she has contributed to the publication of several books on control systems and on corporate governance; she also contributed to business press, in particular for many years she had been technical advisor on economic and financial issues.
She graduated in Business Administration, faculty of economics, from the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan.