Last Revised: 13 May 2013
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since 26th July, 2012
Born in Sora (FR) in 1941.
He is Chairman of Allianz S.p.A. since 25th May, 2012.
He is also Chairman of Lazard Italia since June, 2010, member of the Board of API (Anonima Petroli Italiana), Chiesi Farmaceutici and Riso Gallo.
He has a multiyear experience in the banking sector, having high level executive tasks in the major Italian and foreign banking companies, such as General Manager of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, CEO of Banco Ambrosiano Veneto, Cariplo and Banca Intesa. He has been also Chairman of Unicredit, Vice Chairman of Mediobanca, Comit and Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank-Austria Creditanstalt - Wien and member of the Board of Directors of Bayerische Hypo und Vereinsbank AG - Munich.
He graduated in Economics at the University of Bologna and in Banking science at the University of Siena; he also graduated Honoris causa in Political Science at the University of Macerata
He is on the Roll of the Registered Accountants.