Simona Heidempergher

Independent Director

Simona Heidempergher graduated in social sciences and economics at Bocconi University in Milan in 1995. She was assistant to the managing director and then appointed project co-ordinator at  the Ambrosetti Group. Between 1997 and 1998, she worked as associate at Heidrick & Struggles Inc., and in 1998 joined the Aspen Institute Italia. From 2000 to 2003, she served as vice-president of the VC investment firm CdB Web Tech SpA. She is currently Director/CIO of the privately owned  investment firm, Merfin  Capital N.V.  She is  also  a  member  of  the  board  of  directors of TR European Growth Trust Plc (LSE listed), FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Europa Investimenti S.p.A. and Bazando/Flayr S.A. in France. Ms. Heidempergher is a member of the Advisory Committees of various investment funds, including Advent Life Sciences L.P. (London), Global Cleantech Capital  L.P., (Amsterdam) and Arsenal Capital Partners L.P. (New York)