Veronica Vecchi is a Professor of Practice of Business Government Relations at SDA Bocconi School of Management. She is a contract professor in "Long Term Investment and Public Private Partnership" and "Financial Management" at Università Bocconi.
At SDA Bocconi, she has been the Director of Executive Education at SDA Bocconi Asia Center - Mumbai since 2014 and Director of the International Executive Masters in Business (IEMB) since 2015.She has been the Director of Impact Investing Lab since 2013, Director of the executive program in public procurement for the healthcare sector (MASAN) since 2016. Since 2020 she has been the Director of the MASAN Observatory, a research group set up by CERGAS Bocconi and SDA Bocconi on public procurement in the healthcare sector. Since 2005 she has been the director of programs (open market and custom) on public private partnerships, local development and public financial management. She has run numerous executive education programs, research and consultancy projects for Institutions and private companies.
Her research activities focus on public management; public private partnerships for infrastructure and business development; project finance; business government relations; impact investment and social innovation; public policy and management for entrepreneurial development and competitiveness; financial strategies and evaluation for public investments and infrastructures; public procurement.
She is the author of numerous national and international books and scientific articles. Her works have been published in prestigious journals such as Health Policy, Public Management Review, the American Review of Public Administration, the Journal of Economic Policy Reform, the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and Public Money Management, the Journal of small business management.
She is an external faculty affiliate at Cornell University. From 2015 to 2018, she served as a member of the Italian Healthcare Ministry board for the assessment of investment projects; she has been a consultant to the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, the Interamerican Development Bank. Since 2012, she has actively taken part in institutional groups, including within the Italian Treasury Ministry, on public private partnerships. Since 2005, she has been collaborating with Italian local authorities, healthcare organizations and regional authorities in structuring and assessing public private partnership projects. Since 2018, she has been serving as a Board of Directors member of Italgas and as a member of its sustainability committee.Since 2020, she has been serving as a Board of Directors member of Nhoa, where she also holds the role of Chairperson of the audit and sustainability committee. She is a Board of Directors member of Banca Intesa Innovation Center and since 2020 she has been President of the Milano-Cortina Infrastructure company. She is also a member of the scientific advisory board of the G20 Global Infrastructure Hub.
Veronica earned a degree in Public Administration and International Institutions from Università Bocconi and a Ph.D. in Public Administration at the Università di Parma.