In my twenties I headed a foreign exchange team in London turning over $55 bn a year with central bank clients all over the world. In my early 30’s I worked for an asset manager in Frankfurt, then with the derivatives team at a French bank, establishing the only membership of the stock exchange with no physical presence. At 38 I transferred with the same bank, back to London to simultaneously merge five stockbrokers into a single entity.
In my 40’s I moved to Italy with infant triplets and have now added Italian to French, German and exceptionally erudite English.
In my fifties in addition to editing and translating, I was a professor at the universities of Urbino and Macerata with classes of up to 120 students. This was teaching English specifically for Biotechnology, Economics, Nutrition, Cultural Heritage or the university staff. Remarkably, most students attended most lessons!
For the last couple of years these linguistic and training skills have combined with my financial knowledge for fi-compass, a project of the European Commission and European Investment Bank. This helps public administration make more efficient use of European funds through financial instruments. In addition to editing publications and drafting press articles this has involved being a trainer, moderator and facilitator at events in 23 of the 28 Member States.
I enjoy being European!