She graduated in Law from Genoa University, with a Master’s in International Law, Common Law and German competition law; she also obtained a PhD in International Law.
After enriching her experience internationally by taking part in PhDs in several important European universities, between 1993 and 2003, she was a Director with the European Community Court of Justice, a member of the General Management Competition, of the Legal Service, of the Cabinet of Commissioner Monti, member of the Cabinet of the Deputy Chairman and head of EU Transport Policy, and member of the Commission Delegation in Italy.
After a long experience as Head of External Relations for Ansaldo Energia (2007-2012), she became Chairperson of SAP, Società Acque Potabili (2014-2015) and then Chairperson of Mediterranea Acque (2015-2017), both companies managing the integrated water cycle in Italy. Between 2013 and 2017, she was a Director on the Board of IREN Energia (electricity generation and district heating), and a member of the directive council of the Association Genova Smart City and of ISSUGE.
After that, she became a member of the Board of Directors of the multi-utility IREN S.p.A., as well as being Chairperson of the Compensation and Appointments Committee, member of the Committee for Related Parties (2013 – 2019). In 2019, she became Chair of IREN Ambiente S.p.A., a Group company that manages the waste cycle in north Italy.
From 2019 to 2021, she was a member of the Board of Directors of ASTM S.p.A., a company operational in the management of motorway networks, implementation of infrastructural building, planning and telecommunications works, also as a member of the Compensation and Appointments Committee and Chair of the Sustainability Committee.
Since 2017, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Enav S.p.A.; since 2018, a member of the Board of Directors of Ansaldo Energia, where she is also a member of its Compensation and Appointments Committee and its Sustainability Committee. Since May 2021, she has been a member of the Board and Lead Independent Director, a member of the Risks, Sustainability and Related Parties Committee, Member of the Compensation and Appointments Committee of Antares Visione.