Manuela Franchi is a graduate from Bocconi University in Milan. After a career in Investment Banking, Manuela has moved into the corporate sector becoming CFO of doValue S.p.A. – formerly doBank – and managing the company’s latest significant transactions, including the successful listing on the Italian stock exchange in 2017 and the international expansion through the Greek start-up in 2018, the acquisition of Altamira in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus in 2019 and the acquisition of FPS from Eurobank in 2020 as well as leading all related funding through bank facilities and bond issuances.
Since 2020, she has also been appointed as General Manager for Corporate Functions at doValue covering all areas related to operations, IT, HR, procurement, transformation projects, organization, in addition to her role as CFO of the Group and deploying a new integrated governance model across the regions focused on achieving higher integration and efficiencies in all common areas of activities through the implementation of a uniform strategy.
She began her carrier in Investment Banking in 2000 at Goldman Sachs and moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2007 until 2016 managing various M&A deals, bank financing, debt and equity capital markets transactions following companies primarily operating in the telecom, media and infrastructure sectors.
She also covers several offices as member of the board of directors in different subsidiaries of the Group.