Silvia Pavoni is the economics editor of The Banker, a monthly publication part of the Financial Times group, for which she oversees the Americas coverage and commissions and writes for the Bracken and Viewpoint opinion columns. She also writes on risk management, sustainable finance and trade, and manages the magazine's research on international financial centres.
Since joining the Financial Times in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces. She regularly interviews government officials, policy makers and finance professionals at the highest level and has chaired numerous conferences and panel discussions on finance, trade and economic development.
Previously, Silvia was in charge of Centaur Media’s specialist database on public private partnerships, which was tasked with providing data to the UK Government. She has also conducted research for organisations such as the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK and the Italian Trade Commission.
Silvia holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice and is an honorary fellow in the department of economics at City, University of London. She is also an adviser to not-for-profit organisation WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America and speaks Italian – her mother-tongue – and Spanish.