GOVERNANCE FOR OWNERS
Paola is a Partner at Governance for Owners in the investment team of the GO European Focus Fund. Paola has over twenty five years' experience in the finance industry, most recently before GO through her role at Hermes Focus Asset Management Europe, where she was responsible for identifying, valuing and investing in stocks for the Hermes European Focus Fund and then working with select portfolio companies to enhance value. Her in-depth understanding of how companies add or destroy value through corporate activity was largely developed during the thirteen years she spent in investment banking roles with Deutsche Bank and, prior to that, as an auditor with KPMG. At Deutsche Bank she was a managing director and head of the Industrial Technology Group, which she established. Paola is a Chartered Accountant by training and has also completed the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators exams. She is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and is also conversant in mandarin Chinese.