Luisa Melara has been a member of the Acea Board of Directors since 18 April 2023.
A lawyer, registered with the special list of attorneys admitted to practice before the Italian Supreme Court, she is a freelance professional, specialised in company law, business crisis law, commercial and banking law, goods and services procurement contracts. She owns the Luisa Melara & Partners Law Firm in Rome.
She performs managerial activities, as well as judicial and extrajudicial consultancy and assistance for public companies, corporations and investment funds.
In 2019 she was Chairperson of the AMA S.p.A. Board of Directors.
Among her current engagements, she is business crisis legal consultant for ANCE (National Association of Private Construction Contractors), a member of the Advisory Committee for the FOF Private Equity Italia fund and a partner of the “Pinelli Avvocati” Law Firm in Padua.
She has been “Of Counsel” in the “Business Crisis” Department at Carnelutti, Associated Law Firm in Milan.
She carries out teaching activities, specifically for the Advanced Training course for Business Law Consultants organised by the LUISS Business School, and regularly participates as speaker at conferences on corporate and business crisis issues.
She is a member of the Institute for Corporate Governance (IGS) Scientific Committee and since 2019 is a member of the Company Law Committee and the business crisis, company and market law Committee set up by the Rome Bar Association.
She is a member of the Garanzia e Legalità Olimpiadi Committee created to oversee the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since 2021 she is Acting Vice President of ANPIB – National Association of Private & Investment Bankers.
She holds a law degree from LUISS with specialisation in the legal administrative field.