Monica Poggio is the CEO of Bayer SpA in Italy, and the Senior Bayer Representative in the country since 2017. She joined Bayer in 2012, as Head of Human Resources. Her professional career has developed in multinational companies including General Electric, Leonardo and UniCredit. She currently holds also the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Italian-German Chamber of Commerce and of Vice-President of Assolombarda with responsibility for University, Research and Human Capital. Furthermore, since 2014 she holds the position of President of the Foundation "ITS Lombardia Meccatronica”, a higher technical training school inspired by the dual system model already tested in other European countries. In addition to corporate roles, she has often joined the responsibilities of projects for the development of female leadership. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Women's Forum G20 Italy. She holds a degree in Political Science.