Within UniCredit since 1999, Francesca leads a team with focus on Innovative Startups and on the development of projects to boost Innovation Processes for young entrepreneurs, Italian SMEs and leading corporates.
Prior to joining the team supporting innovative startups, Francesca spent ten years in corporate and investment banking, within the Milan Office team of UniCredit, where she worked on equity capital markets transactions for leading Italian names (IPOs, rights issues, etc.,.), advisory on M&A transactions and LBOs for both corporates and Financial Sponsors clients.
Francesca holds a PhD in Economics and a Master Degree from the University of York, a PhD in Environmental Economics and a cum laude degree in Economics from the University of Bari, in Italy. She is also Italian Chartered Accountant (Dottore Commercialista).
Specialties: Innovative Startups and Accelerating Programs for innovative startups, Investment Banking transactions