Cristina Largader (1966, Swiss citizen) graduated in 1992 in Business Economics from the "Luigi Bocconi" University of Milan. In 2002, she was appointed Head of Finance and Controlling at the Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation, and promoted Deputy Director in 2011. At the Cardiocentro Ticino – which for several years has been acknowledged as being among the best employers in Switzerland – Cristina Largader implemented a series of new and more efficient processes in different sectors of the clinic, including the reorganisation of the human resources unit. Previously, from 1997 to 1999, she was financial controller - among others - at the public utilities company of the City of Lugano (AIL Aziende Industriali di Lugano), and at the Cantonal administration (1999-2002), where she also took on the role of Deputy Head of the Finance Section. Cristina Largader was appointed Administrative Director of USI in July 2017, undertaking a number of reorganisations, including the important revision of pension plans and the implementation of a collective labour agreement for staff members.