Corporate Partner, Milan
“I’m passionate about Corporate Governance, inclusion and social matters. I have an extensive knowledge in complex extraordinary transactions and led a number of ground-breaking initiatives promoting diversity in the business world. I am innovative, positive in my approach and focused on delivering commercially viable solutions required by clients in line with the best international practices”
Education and qualifications
Claudia is Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange after having been Deputy Chair and, previously, non-executive director. She is also Deputy Chair of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A. From April 2017 to April 2022, she was Chair of Allianz S.p.A., having been a non-executive director of the company for the preceding 3 years.
In the past, she has served as Western Europe Managing partner and Global BD & Marketing Partner at Linklaters.
Claudia has played a leading role in a number of significant diversity and social organizations and initiatives:
- She is a member of the advisory board of UNHCR Italy, she sits in the Comitato Scientifico (Supervisory Committee) of Parks – Liberi e Uguali (a non-profit association aimed at promoting diversity in business) and is the Chair of the Strategic Council of Fondazione Italia per il Dono (a non-profit foundation).
- She was member and then Chair (from 2013 to 2016) of the board of Valore D (a leading Italian association committed to supporting female leadership) and, together with Valore D and other partners, she structured and launched “In The Boardroom”, preparing women to step into board positions.
- She is the founder of “Breakfast@Linklaters”, a large network of female executives, and is the ambassador in Italy for the Inspiring Girls campaign to support young female talent.
Claudia is a member of some of the most influential national and international think tanks and of some of the main associations of the Italian business community. She is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences and roundtables on topics such as corporate governance, gender and generation issues, economic issues, country perspectives, ESG issues.
In 2021, for fifth year in a row, Claudia was named in the global HERoes Women Role Model List. She is ranked as “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners, is recognized as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR 1000 and is included in the Legal500 “Hall of Fame”.