Catia Bastioli graduated in Pure Chemistry in 1981 at the University of Perugia where she obtained top marks. In 1985 she started attending the school of Business Administration at the Milan Bocconi University.
From 1984 to 1988 Project leader at the Guido Donegani Institute for the Montedison Strategic Composite Materials Project, and Project Manager for “Biodegradable Materials for Renewable Sources” at the Furruzzi Research and Technology Center. Ms. Bastioli entered Novamont in 1991 as a Director, becoming Technical Director in 1993, and then Managing Director in 1996. Today she is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Catia Bastioli has been a member of EU working groups such as the Committee for “Renewable Raw Materials” of the Directorate General Industry and the ECCP (European Climate Change Programme).
She is a member of the Executive Committee of Plastics Europe Italy and President of the PlasticsEurope “Bioplastics” European working group.
President of Assoscai, Italy’s Association for the Environmental Sustainability and Cometitiveness of Enterprises, she was recently elected Director of Finpiemonte (regional development agency) by the Piedmont Regional Authority. Since 2004 she has been a lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy/Biotechnology, at the “Amedeo Avogadro” University of Eastern Piedmont.