Barbara Poggiali
Barbara Poggiali graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with multiple engineering degrees S.B. in 1984, S.M. in 1985 and PhD in 1987

She began her professional career first at McKinsey and then at Bain. From 1995 to 2000 she was at Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy) as Head of Strategy and Head of Consumer Marketing and Sales. She then joined E.Biscom S.p.A. (now Fastweb) as Chief Operating Officer until 2002, and then Cable and Wireless Plc. as Mobile Services Group Director. From 2004 to 2011 she was in RCS Mediagroup as Chief Development Officer and, finally, from 2009 to 2011 as CEO and General Manager of Dada S.p.A.. From 2014 to 2017 she was Head of Strategic Marketing at Poste Italiane S.p.A., and Chairman of PosteMobile. She is currently non-executive board member of various publicly traded companies: Falck Renewables S.p.A. (since 2012), SnaiTech S.p.A. (since 2013) and ASTM (since 2013) and of Bocconi University.