Last Revised: 20 Mar 2014
Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since November 5, 2013
Born in Palermo in 1950.
He graduated in Law and obtained from SDA Bocconi his MBA degree with honours in 1984 and the Master of Masters - Master Alumni Association - in December 2008. In February 1971 he began his professional career in Cassa di Risparmio delle Provincie Siciliane where he became Head of Corporate Clients. In April 1989 he joined Rodriquez, the Luxury Yachting Group, as Chief Financial Officer. In November 1992 he became General Manager and later Liquidating Administrator of Gerolimich-Unione Manifatture, a holding company with stakes in various industrial sectors. In January 1996 he became General Manager of Santa Valeria, a chemical industrial company quoted on the Italian Stock Exchange. From October 1997 to June 2002 he served as Managing Director and General Manager of Olcese, the leading Yarn and Thread Mill manufacturing company quoted on the stock market. In June 2002 he joined Banca Intesa.
General Manager of Intesa Sanpaolo since February 2010, member of the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo since May 2013, Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Intesa Sanpaolo since January 2007 and CEO of Banca IMI since October 2007.
He is also currently member of the Boards of Directors of Telecom Italia, Prada, ABI, member of the Supervisory Board of the Research and Entrepreneurship Foundation and member of the Scientific Committee of the Politecnico di Milano
Knighted “Cavaliere del Lavoro” for Services to Industry by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano on May 31st 2013.