My research interests lie at the intersection of economic sociology, sociology of finance, organization theory, and strategic management, with a particular focus on sustainable finance and the socio-cognitive mechanisms that underlie decision-making processes.
My previous academic appointment was visiting lecturer of Strategy at the Ecole Hoteliere in Lausanne, Switzerland. I earned my PhD at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)/University of Lugano, Switzerland. I studied at Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA and hold a MSc (Financial Management) from SOAS, University of London, UK, and a BA (Economics) from Bard College, NY, USA.
Before joining academia, I spent 13 years in the financial industry as a senior trader and broker of equity derivatives working for different financial institutions such as BNP Paribas, Hypovereinsbank, hedge fund groups such as Integrated Asset Management and wealth management companies in Munich, Frankfurt, London, Paris and lately in Lugano, Switzerland.