Stefano Di Stefano has been a member of the Board of Directors of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena since April 2022 and is also a member of the Risk and Sustainability Committee.

He graduated in Economics from the Luiss University of Rome, and from 1984 to 1986, with a CNR research contract, he was a lecturer in Economic Policy at the same University.        

From 1986 to 1988 he joined the Finance Department of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, where he worked on budgets and financial planning, financial risk management and management control.

From 1989 to 1992 he was a Senior Manager at SOFIPA, a merchant bank controlled by Mediocredito Centrale, where he supervised capital transactions for minority shareholdings and management control. He was also Statutory Auditor of various investee companies.

From 1992 to 1998, as a Senior Manager in the Finance Department of the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale - IRI, he was involved in strategic and financial planning, budget analysis and management control of the Institute's banking and financial holdings.

From 1998 to 2000 he was Head of the Finance Service at RIBS S.p.A., a public financial company operating in favour of companies in the agro-industrial sector. 

From 2000 to 2009 he was Head of Projects at INVITALIA S.p.A., where he was responsible for the assessment of investment projects for the acquisition of shareholdings in companies, monitoring and management control of subsidiaries, management of the Fund for the bailout and restructuring of companies in crisis (Law 80/2005), management of incentives with particular regard to Development Contracts.

He is currently Head of the Ministry of Economy and Finance Directorate VII Office which is responsible for the State’s shareholdings in listed companies (and other unlisted companies), managing the investment enhancement process.

He is also a member of the coordination roundtable for the Special Powers of the State and serves as a board member in private and public companies. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Macroeconomics in the Department of Economic and Financial Policy in the Economics Faculty of the University of Tuscia (VT) and has spoken on Economics and Business Finance at undergraduate, post-graduate and supplementary courses at a number of Universities.