CARLOTTA DE FRANCESCHI is co-founder and President of Action Institute. She’s an economist, policy expert, investor and board member.


Carlotta was for two years visiting scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs (“SIPA”) at Columbia University.


Prior to that Carlotta was Senior Economic Advisor for Banking and Finance to Prime Minister of Italy, in this capacity she assisted the PM on a number of structural reforms including the Banking and Bankruptcy ones. She represented the Italian Government in both Italian as well as international working groups and events.


Carlotta has spent 4 years in alternative investing and 12 years in Investment Banking (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse) between New York and London.


Carlotta holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University and an MBA from Harvard Business School where she studied with the Nobel Prize Robert Merton.




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