Giorgio Consigli holds a PhD in Mathematics from University of Essex (U.K.), a Bachelor degree in Economics with honour and an MSc in Banking and Finance from University La Sapienza of Rome. After the PhD (1995) he was PostDoc at the Centre for Financial Research of the University of Cambridge (U.K.) before returning to Italy to become Vice President of the investment bank of UniCredito Italiano from 1998 to 2003. Since 2005 he has been Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics to Economics and Finance at University of Bergamo in Italy. He will be taking a full time position in the Department of Mathematics of the College of Arts and Sciences of Khalifa University (www.ku.ac.ae ) in Abu Dhabi next August 2021. He is currently Fellow of the UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and Board member of the EURO WGs on Commodity and Financial modeling and of Stochastic Optimization. In 2011 he founded and he has been coordinator until 2018 of the Italian OR society stochastic programming section. He is area editor of OR Spectrum (Springer) and associate editor of the IMA Journal of Management Mathematics (Oxford University Press) and Computational Management Science (Springer). During his academic and professional career he constantly applied rigorous operations research and management science to real-world applications and conversely developed his scientific interests from industry case-studies. Over almost 30 years, thanks to a substantial stream of publications in applied finance and of real-world developments, he established himself as a scholar in the areas of dynamic financial modelling, portfolio selection, asset-liability and risk management models and decision support tools.