Barbara has a Master's Degree in International Economics at Bocconi University, Milan and an International Master in Economic Science at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. She had a 18 years experience at STMicroelectronics, an Italian-French leading manufacturer of electronic components. She has assumed various roles: from 1995 to 1997 Business and Financial Controller; from 1998 to 2002 Business Unit Manager; from 2003 to 2004 Marketing Manager in Milan offices. From 2005 to 2013 Barbara has served as Director of M&A, Corporate Strategy and Business Development at the STMicroelectronics headquarters in Geneva. She has a specific experience in complex M&A cross-border transactions, in corporate strategy and business development. From September 2014 Barbara is Associate Partner at Cavour Corporate Finance.