Business Executive Advisor
Elena David was born in Prato on 1961.
She attended the University of Florence and graduated in Economics, with full marks with a thesis about the “Hotel Industry”.
After post graduate minor jobs, in 1990 she entered Starhotels SpA (the most important Italian hotel chain) as part of the Finance Department for different roles, before being promoted as Managing Director and Board Member in 1998.
In July 2000 Elena accepted the challenge to build and lead UNA Hotels & Resort as C.E.O., creating an innovative new Italian Hotel Group, then joining Valtur Group in 2016 as C.E.O. to support the tourism development plan by the equity fund Investindustrial.
From 2019, she act as Consultant for primary Italian firms in different industries and as Strategic Advisor for the touristic FMTG Group based in Wien. Elena sits on different Boards as Independent Member for FIDEURAM Intesa San Paolo Private Banking SpA from 2018, for Allegrini SpA from 2020.
Elena held various institutional roles, as President for AICA (Italian Hotel Industry Association), as Founder and President for AICEO (Italian CEO Association), as Vice President for Federturismo (Italian Tourism Agency), has been recognized for several Awards.
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