Born in Milan, Massimo Bianchi graduated in business administration from the Bocconi University of Milan, has been a qualified chartered accountant since 1979, and is registered as a certified auditor. For more than twenty years, he was a partner in leading auditing firms such as Arthur Andersen and Deloitte&Touche and during that period held positions as Chairman and Director of numerous companies. Massimo Bianchi has held offices at, inter alia, the Adecco Group, Banco di Napoli, Banca Ravenna, Banca dell’Adriatico and Fideuram S.p.A. He is currently Chairman of the Boards of Statutory Auditors as well as of supervisory bodies in several companies. Through his own firm, he provides business consultancy services on strategy, management and organization of business processes; he also carries out company valuation activities and issues sworn expert reports. Massimo Bianchi is also the author of technical publications and articles on economic and financial matters, as well as holding conferences and teaching activities.