Prof.ssa Valeria VenturelliBorn in Castelfranco Emilia (MO) on 8th September 1969
She holds an honours degree in Business Economics from Modena University, continued her studies in Economics and Finance at Universitat Pompeu Fabra di Barcellona (Spain) and obtained a PhD in "Markets and Financial Intermediaries”, at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She is an associate Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, with a national scientific qualification to act as a full professor in Italian universities and teaches Securities Markets Economics (three-year degree course in Business Economics) and Financial Management – Advanced Bank Management Module (master’s degree in Financial Management and Analysis Consulting- ACGF) at the "Marco Biagi" Department of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia .
Within her educational activities she also lectures in specialist master’s courses.
Her research activities are focused on the study of intermediaries and financial instruments through individual research and with the participation and co-operation of research groups and centers. The main research topics of her numerous publications and participations in national and international conferences are: business banking models, morphology of financial systems, the relationship between the development of the financial system and economic growth, financing of SMEs and innovative start-ups.
Currently she works at the Marco Biagi Department of Economics, the CEFIN Banking and Finance Research Centre and the Softech-ICT inter-departmental industrial research center. Since August 2013 she has been a member of the Academic Board of the International Graduate School in Labour Relations, promoted by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She has also collaborated, among others, with the Emilia Romagna Region, the Luigi Einaudi institute for monetary, banking and financial studies, the Italian Banking Association, Confindustria Modena and Fondazione Democenter-Sipe.
She currently holds the position of Director of BPER Banca S.p.A.
She is also Chairman of the Independent Directors’ Committee and a Member of the Control and Risk Committee of the Bank.