Born in 1972, Michela graduated in Business and Economics at the University of Bologna. Other courses she attended include the Executive Master of Business Administration organized by MIB Trieste and various specialized courses run by SDA Bocconi.
After acquiring some experience abroad, she joined the family shipping firm, where she has held the posts variously of board member, managing director or sole director since 2010. She also sits on the boards of other industrial companies and banks, and is a representative at Confindustria and other national and international organizations.
She has also been a member of the board of the Trieste International Foundation since 2014 and of the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo children’s hospital of Trieste since 2015. She is married and is the mother of two children.