Since 29 September 2013, he has been Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo and since May 2013 Head of the Sanpaolo’s Banca dei Territori Division. Having obtained an Economics Degree at the Luiss University in Rome, he joined Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1987, in the Finance Department and in 1990 he became the Officer in charge of Company Finance. In parallel to his professional activity he also has a busy academic life and, amongst his many posts, he is Professor of Economics for Financial Intermediaries for the Master in Business Administration of the Luiss Management School, as well as Professor of Company Finance at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ancona. In 1995 he joined Banco Ambrosiano Veneto as Head of Planning and over time, during different mergers, he was appointed Director for Planning & Study Services, Director of Management Control (Intesa BCI), Planning and Control Manager, Risk Management Manager (Banca Intesa S.p.A.), Value Governance Manager up to June 2008, Chief Financial Officer and General Manager up to May 2013, Vice Deputy General Manager, Governance Director and Chief Financial Officer from May 2013 to September 2013, in Intesa Sanpaolo. At present he is Member of the Board of ABI (Italian Banking Association).