Indipendent Director

Graduated in Business Administration at the Bocconi University in Milan in 1994.

She had a first working experience as an intern at Citibank in Milan in 1994. Between August 1994 and May 1996, she worked in Goldman Sachs, at first at the offices of New York, then in London in the Investment Banking and Mergers & Acquisitions division.

Between July 1996 and March 1998, she worked in London, in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, focusing on the luxury goods sector. Between April 1998 and March 1999, she gained new professional experience in the London offices of Compass Partners International, at the Private Equity Division.

In April 1999, she joined the Prada Group at the Planning & New Business Development division, also taking the position of coordinator of the IPO process, remaining there until February 2002. After a brief stint as operations manager in Helmut Lang (Prada Group), she joined Gucci (Kering Group) in January 2003, as an assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director of Gucci, holding this position until January 2005. From February 2005 to November 2008, she was Strategic Planning Director and Associate Worldwide Merchandising Director of Gucci.

In November 2008, she joined Bottega Veneta (also part of the Kering Group), at first as Worldwide Merchandising Director (until November 2010) and later as Worldwide Merchandising-Communication Director (from November 2010 to September 2013). Since September 2013 she has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Yves Saint Laurent.