Gabriele Galateri di Genola was born in Rome in 1947. He holds a Law Degree and an MBA from Columbia University. He was appointed CEO of IFIL in 1986 and CEO and General Manager of IFI in 1993; subsequently, in 2002, he was appointed CEO of Fiat. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mediobanca. From 2003 to 2010 he was Deputy Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors of Generali.
He is Chairman of TIM Brasil Serviços & Participaçoes S.A., Member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia (Chairman from 2007 to 2011) and non-executive Director of the Board of Directors of TIM Participações S.A, Italmobiliare S.p.A., Azimut-Benetti SpA, SAIPEM SpA, Lavazza SpA, Santa Cecilia National Academy (a foundation), Giorgio Cini Foundation (a Charity), as well as Edenred S.A. He is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Italian Institute of Technology and a member of the International Advisory Board of Columbia Business School. Gabriele Galateri di Genola was appointed Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali on 8 April 2011.