Cristoforo Rocco di Torrepadula has spent all his career in finance working in London, Tokyo, Geneva, Zurich and Seoul. He sits on the board of various companies.
He is an Italian citizen and an active member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs and the Defence and Security Forum. He has a particular interest in the Middle East and North Africa, especially Morocco where his family have had interests for many years. He is a member of the British Moroccan Society and a member of the Executive Board of the International Cooperation Platform (ICP).
Cristoforo graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) and from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University).