Maria Paola holds a Degree in Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacological Sciences and a Master in Business Administration (MBA).
Since 1995 she works at Chiesi Farmaceutici SpA, having covered various roles, mainly in international marketing and strategic planning. Since 2015 she is Director of Shared Value & Sustainability, whose objective is to constantly and rigorously measure and quantify the company’s impacts on the society and the environment, define integrated improvement plans and transparently report the environmental and societal performance. Being Chiesi a Benefit Corporation, SV&S acts as the purpose steward of the company.
Since 2010, Maria Paola is the Coordinator of Chiesi Foundation, a non-profit organization, expression of Chiesi corporate social responsibility, devoted to research and international cooperation projects in the domain of respiratory medicine and neonatology. The main focus of the Foundation is to promote the access to quality neonatal essential care in West Africa.
Board Member of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. and Valline holding; Founder and Vice-President of Regenerative Society Foundation; founder and president of the consortium KilometroVerdeParma, a project of reforestation of the Parma province; Member of the Steering Committee of the Foundation for Sustainable Development. She is married and mother of three children. Maria Paola is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), affiliated to the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is also Coach Mentor and Supervisor.