Elisabetta Sgarbi

Elisabetta Sgarbi, after a degree in Pharmacy, started working in the publishing world, first at Studio Tesi, then at Bompiani, where she was press office, editor and then editorial director for over 25 years.

In 2015, she left Bompiani to found, together with other authors and editors including Umberto Eco, Mario Andreose and Eugenio Lio, La Nave di Teseo, of which she is General Manager and Editorial Director.

In 2017, La Nave di Teseo acquired Baldini&Castoldi and Oblomov Edizioni, becoming an independent publishing group of which Elisabetta Sgarbi is General Manager. She is President and Editorial Director ad interim of Baldini+Castoldi, Director of Oblomov, and Editor-in-Chief of Linus magazine.

She founded, and has been its Artistic Director for 24 years, the Festival La Milanesiana, Literature, Cinema and Science, which welcomes leading european and world personalities of the different arts and disciplines.

Since 1999, she has been producing and directing her film works presented at the most important international festivals, including Venice, Turin and Rome. She has worked with actors such as Laura Morante, Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Roberto Herlitzka, Lutcka Pockaj, Andrea Renzi, Sabrina Colle, Branko Zavrsan, Elena Radonicich, Adalberto Maria Merli, Ivana Pantaleo, Galatea Ranzi, Michela Cescon, Toni Laudadio, Paolo Graziosi.

In 2020, she founded Betty Wrong Edizioni Musicali. She produced and performed the band Extraliscio, co-produced with Imarts "Avvenne a Napoli, Passione per pianoforte e Voce", and the first album by violinist Hildegard de Stefano, "Diario Musicale".

She is the founder and President of the Fondazione Elisabetta Sgarbi, foundation active in promoting arts, as well as in the production and creation of events and exhibitions.

She is a member of the Paulo Coelho Foundation, Brazilian writer translated into over 81 languages, who Elisabetta Sgarbi has been publishing for over 30 years.

She is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Arts and Sciences, nominated by Pope Francis I himself.

For her contribution to the world of arts and culture, Elisabetta Sgarbi has received numerous awards, including the Ambrogino d'oro.