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Pia Saraceno

President

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She obtained her degree in Economics at the Bocconi University and specialised in development economics at Cambridge in the U.K. She joined IRS in 1976 after a period working for Montedison and became a director in 1980 and president between 1998 and 2000.

She was chief executive of REF from 2000 to 2011 and now serves as the chairman of REF-E, following its establishment in 2012. She has also carried out research on macroeconomic analysis and sponsored and advised on research into federalism and technical assistance for transition economies.

In 1999 Saraceno set up Osservatorio Energia and began to promote further research into the liberalisation of the energy sector and environmental issues, which in recent years have become her major areas of interest.

She was member of the Board of Directors of Snam, as independent director, from 2013 to 2016.

She has participated in academic life giving courses at a number of different universities.

Since 2011 she has been teaching Economy of Energy and management of environment assets at the Catholic University of Milan.