Maria Paola Merloni


Born in Rome on 13 October 1963

University studies: Degree in Political Sciences at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo

Career outline

  • 1989 - 1991 Admin Officer at Merloni Elettrodomestici S.p.A.
  • 1991 - 1996 Commercial Director at Merloni Elettrodomestici S.p.A.
  • 1997 - 2001 Managing Director at Fineldo S.p.A. (Member of the Board of Directors from 1994 to 2017)
  • 1997 - 2010 Sole Director at “mcp Eventi” S.r.l.
  • 1998 - 2004 Board Member at Cinecittà Studios, of Panini S.p.A. and at “Fondazione Teatro delle Muse”
  • 2003 - 2005 Member of the Management Board at the Industrial Association of the Province of Ancona
  • 2004 - 2006 Chairwoman of the Marche Region General Association of Industry (Confindustria Marche) and Board Member at the National General Association of Industry (Confindustria Nazionale).
  • 2004 - 2010 Manager of Institutional Relations at Indesit Company S.p.A.
  • 2005 - 2007 Member of the Management Board at Assonime
  • 2006 - 2008 Elected to the Italian House of Representatives with the party Ulivo as part of DL-Margherita. Member of the 11th Committee for Public and Private Labour and of the 10th Committee of Manufacturing, Trade and Tourism.
  • 2008 - 2013 Elected to the Italian House of Representatives with the party Partito Democratico. Member of the 14th Committee for EU Policies and of the Parliamentary Inquiry Committee on Counterfeiting and Piracy in business. Member of the National Management of the Party and Shadow Minister for EU Policies.
  • 2008 - 2014 Member of the Board of Director and of the Human Resources Committee at Indesit Company S.p.A.
  • 2009 - 2012 Member of the think-tank Italia Futura and Chairwoman of Italia Futura Marche
  • 2010 - 2018 Board Member at Democratica, School of Politics
  • 2011 - 2019 Board Member at Italia Longeva, National Body for Senior Citizens
  • 2013 - 2018 Elected to the Italian Upper House (Senate of the Republic) with the list Monti per l’Italia. Member of the 10th Permanent Committee for Industry, Trade and Tourism and of the 8th Permanent Committee for Public Labour and Communication

Currently held offices

  • since 2016 Board Member at Abete Valore Cultura S.r.l.  
  • since 2018 Sole Direct at FINVIT93 S.r.l.
  • since 2020 Board Member at TOOA S.p.A.
  • since 2021 Board Member at UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.