SCHWIZER Paola Gina Maria

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Born in Milan, 30/05/1965. E-mail paola, web:

Study degrees and experiences

1989 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bocconi University, Milan, 110/100 cum laude

Professional positions and honours

2003-present University of Parma: Full Professor in Banking
2000-2003 University of Lecce: Professor in Banking
1998-2000 University of Lecce: Associate Professor in Banking
1994-1998 Bocconi University, Milan: Lecturer in Banking
1992-1994 University of Brescia: Research Fellow
1990-1991 Bocconi University, Milan: Research Fellow


2013 - present. Member of the Faculty of the PhD Program in Economics and Management of Innovation and Sustainability, Universities of Parma and Ferrara
2019 - present. Co-Editor of the Journal of Management and Governance (since 2008 member of the Editorial Board)
2008-2009. Member of Editorial Board of Economia & Management 10997)

2013 - 2019. President of Nedcommunity, the Italian Association of non-executive directors and supervisory board members.
2014 - 2019. present. Member of the board of directors of ecoDa, The European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (Brussels, Belgium).
2015. Winner of the award “Ambrogio Lorenzetti” for excellence in board membership.

Research activity

22015-2016 Study on the remuneration provisions applicable to credit institutions and investment firms” for the European Commission, DG Justice, in cooperation with Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen e.V.(iff), Hamburg (D).

2013-2014, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Risk governance and risk-based internal control evaluation in international banks after the Banking Union

2012, SDA Bocconi, School of Management, Internal Governance: the impact of the new regulation on the banks' internal control systems (coordinator)

2011, SDA Bocconi School of Management, The Evolution of Banking Groups after Basel III

2008/2010, PRIN, Stakeholder management in banking (Lo stakeholder management in banca)

2008/2009, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Compliance management in banks

2008, Research Division, SDA Bocconi School of Management, Corporate Governance in European Listed Firms

2002, MIUR, Corporate governance, internal control systems and risk management in financial institutions (national coordinator)

Managerial Positions (or selected other professional service)

2016 - present Monitoring Trustee for DG Competition (European Commission) on the resolution process of four Italian banks

2013-2016 Chairperson of the Board of graduate and undergraduate educational programs, Department of Economics, University of Parma

1998-2003 Director of Master in Asset Management e-Mgierre, University of Lecce.

2002 - 2003 Chairman of the Degree Courses in “Business Management”, in “Law and Business Administration” and in “Economics of Environment and Culture”, University of Lecce

2008 – 2013 Director of the Finance, Banking and Insurance Section of the Department in Economics, Università di Parma.

Research activity – Funded projects as principal investigator

2008, Research Division SDA Bocconi, Corporate Governance in European Listed Firms (coordinator)
2007, PRIN, Stakeholder management in banking firms (local unit coordinator)
2006, Newfin, Università Bocconi, Change management and post merger integration (coordinator)
2002, MIUR, Corporate governance, internal control systems and risk management in financial intermediaries (national coordinator)
2001, Newfin, Bocconi University, Survey on financial innovation (coordinator)

Research activity

Main research topics are following:
- Banking strategies and organization
- Corporate governance and internal control systems of financial institutions
- Regulation and competition in the financial system
- Corporate banking and financial services for SME
- Value creation in banks and other financial institutions

The research activity has lead to about 100 publications.

Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Please contact prof. Schwizer via email if you would like to book an appointment on other days.

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2023/2024

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2018/2019

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2017/2018

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2016/2017

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2015/2016

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2014/2015




Phone number
Office location
Polo Kennedy - Plesso Centrale di Economia
Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 6
43125 PARMA