Anna Leonardi, in 1993 received the degree in Economics & Management from University of Catania, Italy. She started her activities for STMicroelectronics since 1994, in Paris, in the Direction du Plan et des Programmes d’Etudes in the framework of EU COMETT Program. Starting from 1995 she worked for ten years in STMicroelectronics, Catania, in the External Technology Coordination organization and from 2005 up to now, in Rome, in Italy Public Affairs Organization. She has the responsibility to develop the competitiveness of STMicroectronics in Italy in the R&D, innovation and industrial ecosystem maximizing the external financial resources and added value coming from public-private cooperation at european, national and regional level. She is member of Distretto Tecnologico Sicilia Micro e NanoSistemi scarl Board of Directors since 2008.