Chi è: Susanna Stefani is founder and Deputy Chairman of GC Governance Consulting, a strategic consulting firm specializing in corporate governance and human capital services, with offices in Milan and Rome. From 2002 to 2009 she was Ceo of the firm. Her particular interest in innovation in the private business and public administration sectors led her, as early as 1993, to become one of the pioneers in Europe of the systematic search for directors and their related compensation schemes. She has served and serves as an advisor to mayors of the main Italian industrial cities on the composition of the boards of municipal multiutilities companies. Susanna Stefani has sat and seats as a member and chairman on various Boards of Directors, including of listed companies. In particular she was an independent director of Arena Agroindustria Alimentari listed on the Italian Stock Exchange. She was the Chairman of the global Supervisory Board of Amrop International, an executive search network with 59 offices and 1998 revenue of USD 180 million. Working for TMP Worldwide from 1999 to 2002, she initially was Ceo of the Italian subsidiary and was later appointed Deputy Chairman and European head of the boardroom practice. Listed on Nasdaq, TMPW was the world's fifth largest firm in the Human Capital sector and had a turnover of USD 2,500 million. It also owned Monster.com, the world's largest on-line job search engine. She worked for ten years as a client service director in J. Walter Thompson, at the time the world's number one global advertising agency, listed on the N.Y. Stock Exchange. She has performed various administrative, cash management and purchasing duties in G.B.Stefani & C., a food distribution company owned by her family, including as head of procurement. Susanna Stefani is originally from the Veneto region of Italy but now lives in Milan. She is married and has one son. She has a degree in Political Science from the University of Padua, where she also lectured in Italian and Comparative Constitutional Law. She specialized in Strategic Marketing at Boston University, MA, USA. She speaks fluently English and French. She has published articles on leading figures in the corporate governance world. She writes for the Harvard Business Review, CorrierEconomia, Finanza & Mercati and L'Impresa. She is co-author of the book "The convivial enterprise. Protagonists, rules and governance in the Italian model". Published by Egea (2003).