Claudia Parzani, Partner of Linklaters, Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange and Deputy Chair of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A.
Claudia Parzani graduated at Università degli Studi di Milano in law degree J.D. with magna cum laude. Since 2007 she has been a partner in Linklaters and covered for the firm important managerial roles: from June 2018 to April 2022, she was Global Business Development and Marketing Partner and from November 2016 to April 2021 she was the Managing Partner for Western Europe and, in such role, she was a member of the Global Executive Committee and Chair of the European Committee of the firm.
In 2021, for fifth year in a row, Claudia was named in the global HERoes Women Role Model List. She is ranked as “Eminent Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners, is recognized as “Highly Regarded” by IFLR 1000 and is included in the Legal500 “Hall of Fame”.
Always extremely passionate about inclusion and social matters, Claudia is a member of the advisory board of UNHCR Italy, sits in the Comitato Scientifico of Parks – Liberi e Uguali and is the Chair of the Strategic Council of Fondazione Italia per il Dono (a non-profit foundation). She was member and then Chair of the board of Valore D and, together with Valore D and other partners, she structured and launched “In The Boardroom”, preparing women to step into board positions. She is the founder of “Breakfast@Linklaters”, a large network of female executives, and is the ambassador in Italy for the Inspiring Girls campaign to support young female talent.
Since April 2022 she has been Chair of the Italian Stock Exchange after having been Deputy Chair and, previously, non-executive director. She is also Deputy Chair of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A.. From April 2017 to April 2022, she was Chair of Allianz S.p.A., having been a non-executive director of the company for the preceding 3 years.
Claudia is mother of Penelope, Ginevra and Rebecca.