Emma Marcegaglia is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Marcegaglia S.p.A., which is a leading group in steel processing, and of its controlled companies. President of Confindustria from May 2008 until May 2012. President of Luiss Guido Carli University from July 2010. Furthermore she is the President of Mita Resort, the company in charge of running the Forte Village touristic resort in Santa Margherita of Pula (Cagliari). She is also in the Board of Directors of the following companies: Bracco and Gabetti Property Solutions. Since June 2003 Emma Marcegaglia has been President of Areté Onlus Foundation for the support of the activities of Vita-Salute San Raffaele. In the past she has held the following offices: President of Societé Turismo & Immobiliare, a joint venture, in equal shares, between Gabetti Property Solutions, Marcegaglia and Pirelli R.E. Vice President of Italia Turismo. Member of the Management Board of Banco Popolare of Italcementi and Indesit Company, Member of the Board of Directors of Finecobank. She has been Vice President of Confindustria, with a proxy for infrastructures, energy, transport and environment from May 2004 until May 2008 and Italian Representative in the High Level Group for energy, competitiveness, and environment created by the European Commission. She has been Vice President of Confindustria for Europe from 2000 until 2002, National President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1996 till 2000, President of YES (Young Entrepreneurs for Europe) from 1997 till 2000, National Vice President of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs from 1994 till 1996. Born in Mantua in 1965, Emma Marcegaglia holds a Degree in Business Administration, with first class honours, at the Bocconi University in Milano. She has later attended the postgraduate Master in Business Administration at the University of New York. She has been awarded and named "Bocconiana dell'anno" (Best Bocconi student of the year) for the year 1996..