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During her first 10 years of career, worked as a lawyer for international law firms in the banking & finance and real estate areas in Italy and London.
In the following 12 years, worked for an international investment bank in the real estate finance area.
From 2015, Co-Founding Partner and Managing Director of a company (ReStar) specialized in NPLs with underlying real estate.
In November 2019, ReStar was acquired by Guber Bank, where she is Head of Real Estate.
From 2014 to date, held various roles as an Independent Director in listed companies, covering positions on Board internal committees.

Professional background:

SENIOR MANAGER
11/2019- GUBER BANCA S.p.A. (www.guber.it) Head of Real Estate
05/2015- 2019 RESTAR S.r.l. Founding Partner and Managing Director
Main client: US Varde Fund (www.varde.com), investor also in the Boscolo Hotel chain
09/2005-2017- LEHMAN BROTHERS – EXECUTIVE
During her 12-year stint at Lehman Brothers, was vice-president in the Global Real Estate Group department, before and after the administration of Lehman Brothers (for PWC)

LAWYER
09/2001–09/2005- ALLEN & OVERY, Milan – Senior Counsel (Banking & Finance)
In this 4-year period, worked as a lawyer in the context of real estate finance transactions (main clients: Intesa SanPaolo, Unicredit, Banca di Roma, Aareal, etc.)
01/1996–08/2001- CLIFFORD CHANCE, Rome/London – Associate (Banking & Finance)
In this period, worked as a lawyer in project financing and real estate finance transactions. Special mention must be made of her experience in the securitization area (ABS) at CC in London in 2000-2001
1994/1995- PAVIA E ANSALDO, Rome – Trainee

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR
Currently
06/2019 – ZURICH Investments Life S.p.A.
Independent Director
President of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Internal Control and Risk Committee

05/2018 – FNM S.p.A.
Independent Director
President of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Risk Control and Related Party Transactions Committee
Member of the Social and Ethical Responsibility Committee

04/2017- ITALMOBILIARE S.p.A.
Independent Director
President of the Control and Risk Committee
Member of the Sustainability Committee
Member of the Related Party Committee

Formerly
07/2016-07/2018 DAMIANI S.p.A.
Independent Director

06/2014-06/2018 PRELIOS S.P.A.
Independent Director
Member of the Remuneration Committee
Member of the Internal Control, Risks and Corporate Governance, and Related Party Transactions Committee

03/2016-04/17 PRELIOS SGR S.p.A.
Independent Director
Member of the Remuneration Committee

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • 1993 – Degree in law, University of Catania – 1993 – Final marks: 110/110
  • 1996 – Licensed to practice law
  • 2001 – European Lawyer at the Law Society
  • 2015 – In the Boardroom: training course organized by Linklaters, Egon Zehnder and Valore D
  • 2016-2017 – C.E.O. School, Advanced Training Course for 30 women executives selected on merit, sponsored by GE Capital and Borsa Italiana
    Mirja Cartia d’Asero has been a member of the Board of Directors of Il Sole 24 ORE S.p.A. since 23 July 2020.
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