Gioia Ghezzi


Gioia Ghezzi has been Chair of Group Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, based in Rome, Italy, since 2015. She was appointed member of the Board in 2014.

Previously, she was CEO of International Group Risk Solutions for Zurich Insurance Group based in Zurich, Switzerland; served as Chief Operating Officer for Willis Group based in London, UK, spent over 11 years with McKinsey & Company as Partner in their London Office and held various positions at Academic Press and IBM Research in London and Rome.

She achieved a degree in theoretical physics at  the University of Milan and an MBA at London Business School.

Other current appointments:

  • Member of the Italian Group of the Trilateral Commission
  • Member of the General Council of Confindustria (General Representative)
  • Vice President for Sustainable Development and Smart Cities of Assolombarda Confindustria Milano, Monza and Brianza
  • Member of the General Council of Unindustria – Association of Manufacturers and enterprises of Rome, Frosinone, Latina, Rieti, Viterbo
  • Member of the Executive Board of  Assonime
  • Member of the Board of Humanitas S.p.A.