Daniel C. Pilchard graduated in Nuclear Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Milan. After completing the MBA Program of Bocconi University in 1982 he worked for Citibank N.A. and as Head of Investment Development of Sopaf, an independent merchant bank successfully pioneering venture capital and private equity investments in the 1980’s and 90’s. In 2002 he was appointed Senior Advisor to the corporate finance team of Banca IMI (the Intesa San Paolo Group’s investment bank) offering M&A advisory services to a selected corporate and institutional clientele. Daniel has more than 30 years experience in investment banking, advisory and private equity in Southern Europe.