Paola Bruno has 30 years of experience working in London and Milan, mainly in investment banking, asset management, and financial consulting. Paola Bruno began her career in 1993 at UBS in London and Zurich as Corporate Finance Associate where she worked on assignments in the telecoms and finance sectors. In 1996, she joined Merrill Lynch in London where she held the position of Director, Head of Italian FIG Group, before taking up the position of General Manager at ABM in Milan. She then joined Banca Italease’s executive board in 2004 where she was in charge of corporate development, including mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, strategic planning, and compliance in times of crisis. In 2010, she became Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive board of PMS, a communications company listed on the AIM market in Milan, and also founded Geneva Equities Europe, a private equity fund. Since 2013, she has been Chief Executive and Founder of Augmented Finance, a consulting firm working with financial institutions, investment funds, and European and American companies in the tech sector. Paola BRUNO holds a number of non-executive directorships and was previously a non-executive director of Inwit, the largest telecoms tower operator in Italy and subsidiary of TIM.