Irene Sanesi, a chartered accountant. She holds the role of President of Prato’s Centro Pecci and Florence’s Opera di Santa Croce. Deeply passionate about contemporary art, she is a leading Italian expert in cultural economics. She’s not a fan of public appearances, retaining that offices, even high-profile ones, should be taken seriously and soberly. She collaborates with various museums and foundations, and is admired as a writer as well as for his cultural talks. Her 20-year career is acknowledged for its uniquely revolutionary approach to the economics of art. A mother of three, in her private life she is positive and upbeat. When asked how she does everything, she replies, “I think of my grandmother. Sleep is good for you, but it’s always overrated”.