Elisabetta Serafin

Chairman, Independent Director


Born in Rome on June 13, 1958, she graduated with honors in Political Science at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome in 1982, specializing in international studies.

In 1984 she joined the Bank of Italy’s management team.

On May 1, 1985, she joined the Italian Senate after winning the competition to become a Parliamentary Counselor, where she’s held top roles of responsibility.

On February 18, 2003, she is appointed Chairman of the General Meeting, a position she holds until her appointment as Secretary General of the Senate on February 9, 2011.

In 2011, she is awarded the honorific title of Dame of the Grand Cross. She has received the “Mela d‘Oro” prize from the Marisa Bellisario Foundation, as the first woman to hold the position of Secretary General of an Italian State Body.

On January 29, 2024, on behalf of the President, she has coordinated the activities of the Senate aimed at hosting at Palazzo Madama the "Italy-Africa Intergovernmental Summit, a bridge for common growth."

On May 14, 2024, she is appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as Chairman of the Sustainability, Scenarios and Governance Committee of Saipem S.p.A.