I am the Deputy Chairman

She has 20 years’ experience in finance, ranging from private equity to investment banking; always with top tier worldwide investment banks.

Emanuela Banfi

Work Experience

After spending 4 years as an Associate in the Corporate Finance Department at Arthur Andersen, she spent 2 years as an Investment Manager at Fidia SpA, a private equity management company owned by Mediobanca. From 2000 to 2005, she was the Executive Director at Lehman Brothers, London, UK, in the Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets., originating and structuring landmark transactions for FI and corporate clients. During 2006 to 2013, she was the Managing Director responsible for numerous financial portfolios of clientele at Societe Generale in Milan. In 2014 she joined Phinance Partners, now overseeing the relationship with institutional investors for EPS.


She graduated with honors in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, following participation in exchange programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) and the University of Western Ontario (Ontario, Canada). She is a Chartered Accountant as well as a Chartered Auditor.

Family & free time

She is married and has one son. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, sailing and traveling to explore every corner of the planet. She is involved as a Chairwoman on two foundations: Fondazione Varenne, focused on troubled teenagers and Liberiamo, aiming to study reforms and improve the institutional/economic situation in Italy.