Biography of Paola Schwizer

Paola Schwizer

Nedcommunity, President


 ecoDa Board Member/WG on Boards' Selection and Composition



Paola Schwizer is Full Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions at University of Parma (Italy) and Professor at the Banking and Insurance Department of SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Previously, she has been researcher at Bocconi University from 1994 to 1998 and Associate Professor in other Italian universities from 1998 to 2003.

She has been appointed as the chair of Nedcommunity, the Italian Association of Non Executive and Independent Directors. She is member of the board of directors of Credito Emiliano S.p.A. (listed on Borsa Italiana S.p.A.), of the board of statutory auditors of several financial intermediaries and of the board of directors of Universit√†  del Salento (Italy). Since 2007 she is member of Editorial Board of the Journal of Management and Governance.

She has extensive experience in training on corporate governance, risk management and internal control systems, in Central Banks, private banks and non-banks listed companies. She is member of the Scientific Committee of the PhD School in Economics and Law, University of Parma (Italy) and of the Faculty Committee of the PhD in Economics and in Management, University of Parma (Italy). She is author or coauthor of several publications on banking strategies and organization, corporate governance, regulation and competition in the financial system.