Giorgio Consigli is currently Professor of Applied Mathematics in Economics and Finance at the University of Bergamo (Italy) where is full time academic since 2005. He holds a PhD in Mathematics and an MSc in Banking and Finance. He is currently Fellow of the UK Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and 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. 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. He has been Vice President of the investment bank of UniCredito Italiano from 1998 to 2003. 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 asset-liability and risk management models and decision support tools.