Donatella de Vita graduated in Philosophy from the State University of Milan in middle 80’s, later obtaining a PhD in Work Psychology. She subsequently worked in the fields of selection and management training for the La Rinascente Group and Deutsche Bank Italy. In 90’ she joined the Pirelli Group, where she has run international projects in training, development and internal communications. From 2000 she took different global positions as Head of HR Department of various Business Units and Affiliates at international level. Since beginning of 2011 she took on Group-wide responsibility for Learning, Engagement and Welfare. Moreover she often holds lessons and conferences at the Milano Bicocca University, Department of Science of Learning, and in various Business Schools. From 2015 she has been appointed by EFMD as Corporate member of EQUIS Accreditation global organization and periodically involved in the Business Schools EQUIS accreditation or re-accreditation processes.