CARLOTTA DE FRANCESCHI is President and Co-Founder of Action Institute. Previously, and just graduated, she spent 12 years in investment banking (Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse), between New York and London, working on operations in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, both as “principal” and as ” agent/advisor.”

In her last role at Credit Suisse in London she was responsible for the Italian Public Finance, dealing with issues related to debt, monetization of assets, extraordinary financing operations, valuation of real estate assets, risk and liquidity management.

Moreover, she was resposible for the more strategical area of Bank Solutions, dealing mainly with distressed assets / non-performing loans and issues related to Basel III / structured finance. Always passionate about start-ups and innovation, Carlotta is currently part of the Advisory Board of Elitify, an internet e-commerce start-up in the field of luxury and design based in Delhi.

Moreover, at the university she has participated to the start-up of eDreams in California . She graduated ” cum laude ” in Business Administration at Bocconi University, and holds an MBA from Harvard, where she was alumnus of Professor Robert Merton. She is a Former Aspen Junior Fellow.


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