Sara Rosso Cipolini was educated in Italy and Switzerland. After graduating from high school, she attended classes in Accounting, Financial Management, Hospitality Sales, and Marketing at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Between 1989 and 1997 she worked for Pantravel SA (a forerunner of Planhotel SA) and travelled widely, organizing and accompanying incentive groups all over the world. Since 2008 she is the President of Planhotel SA, a company of which she was Managing Director from 1997-2007 and which specializes in Resorts ownership, management, supervising, planning, and development of new projects. This group now comprises 14 resorts, hotels, and spas in Kenya, Zanzibar, Mozambique and the Maldives.