Maria Pierdicchi is Managing Director and CEO of Standard & Poor’s CMSI Italy and Head of Southern Europe.
She is responsible for managing and developing S&P activities and franchise in Italy and in Iberia and she is Member of the European Executive Committee.
Previously she has been Director of the Italian Exchange where she designed, launched and developed the high growth equity market Nuovo Mercato, Director of Strategic Planning at Premafin SpA and Resident Vice President of the Corporate Finance Group at Citibank.
Maria Pierdicchi obtained a M.B.A. with Honours from New York University, Stern Graduate School of Business Administration and a degree with honours in Economics from Bocconi University. In 2001 she obtained the Bellisario Award for her career achievements.
She is Vice President and Member of the Board of the Italian American Chamber of Commerce and she serves in the Advisory Board of Accenture Foundation. She has written several articles and essays in financial topics both in Italian and international publications.