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The Group management committee is the international committee responsible for establishing Group strategic priorities. The committee's goal is to promote alignment between Group business units and ensure more effective and inclusive decision-making.

Board of directors Giuseppe Catalano Anne Jaeger Philippe Donnet Sandro Panizza Alberto Minali Antonio Cangeri Maurizio Basso Valter Trevisani Salvatore Colotti Nikhil Srinivasan Gian Paolo Meloncelli Simone Bemporad Isabelle Conner Monica Alessandra Possa Gian Paolo Meloncelli Philippe Donnet Eric Lombard Giovanni Liverani Luciano Cirinà Spencer Horgan Bruce Hodges Luigi Lubelli Frédéric de Courtois Gianluca Colocci Francesca Maraffa
  • Group Management Committee Member

*   The Head of Corporate Affairs also reports to the Group CEO for the relevant aspects

**  The Group Chief Risk Officer, the Group Compliance Officer  and the Group Head of Actuarial Function report
     functionally to the Board of Directors for the relevant aspects

Ph. Giuliano Koren

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Generali

Born in France on 26 July 1960 

Philippe Donnet has been appointed Managing Director and Group CEO in March 2016 of Generali and has been Country Manager of Italy since October 2013. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Generali Italia until May 2016.



Before joining Generali, Philippe was CEO of the Asia-Pacific region for the AXA Group from 2006, CEO of AXA Japan from 2003, and CEO of AXA for Southern Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Latin America from 2001. He also served as CEO of AXA RE for two years, and AXA Assicurazioni for three years. Philippe began his career with AXA in France in 1985.

Philippe is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) of Assicurazioni Generali. He was chairman of AXA Japan from 2006, and also spent two years as chairman of AXA RE ad AXA Corporate Solutions during his time with the company. Philippe is also a co-founder and partner of HLD Private Equity, as well as a certified member of the Institut des Actuaires Français.

Maurizio Basso was appointed Group Compliance Officer of Assicurazioni Generali on March 13th, 2013. He is the Group FATCA Responsible Officer and the AML Officer.

Born in Montebelluna (TV) on April 24th 1962, he graduated in Law from the University of Padua and became a lawyer.

He started his career in Generali Group in 1992 as legal consultant in La Venezia Assicurazioni and other Italian insurance companies of the Group. From 1993 to 1995 he also acted as Head of Internal Control and Corporate Secretary in Altinia SIM.

In 1995 he moved to Assicurazioni Generali working in special projects within the Group Life Coordination function.

In 1997 he moved to Alleanza Assicurazioni, working as Head of Legal. In 2002 he was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

In 2009, when Alleanza Assicurazioni was merged in Assicurazioni Generali he became Head of Corporate Secretary for Italian Group Companies in Assicurazioni Generali.

In 2011 he was appointed Head of Italian Insurance Compliance within Group Compliance.

Group Communications and Public Affairs Director 

Simone Bemporad joined Assicurazioni Generali in January 2014 as Group Communications and Public Affairs Director.


In 2012 he founded a strategic consulting company working with British and Italian clients as well as Stroock&Stroock&Lavan, a New York law firm, after ten years at Finmeccanica. He was appointed CEO of Finmeccanica North America in 2007, and the following year coordinated the government approval process for the acquisition of DRS Technologies for $5.2 billion. Bemporad joined the company after serving in 2002 for one year as chief of staff for the Chairman of Enel, Piero Gnudi.

In 2001 the then Director General of the Italian Treasury Ministry, Prof. Mario Draghi, gave him the task of coordinating the white paper on Privatization in Italy. In 2000 he became press secretary for the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction S.p.A. (IRI), following ten years of covering economics, politics and finance, while managing the press office at the Transport Federation of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), and then at the Italian Industry Ministry.

Simone Bemporad began his journalistic career in 1988, working for press agencies, newspapers and weekly magazines. He has published books on public companies and privatization, served on several Boards of Directors, and is currently Senior Associate at the Center of Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. 

Group General Counsel

Born in Rome on 18 June 1966.

Antonio Cangeri has been Group General Counsel of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. since 2012.


From 2009 to 2012 he worked as Head of Group Compliance, having begun his career with the Group in 2006 as Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs and Compliance of Generali Investments Italy. Before moving to Generali, he joined Banca Fideuram in 2000, working as Head of the General Secretariat until 2006. From 1996 to 1999 he worked in the Legal and Corporate Affairs Department at Deutsche Bank.

Antonio graduated in Law from the LUISS University of Rome in 1990 and earned a Masters in Law “Legum Magister” from the University of Munich in 1995.

Antonio was Secretary of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. from 2012 to 2014, and held the same position on Banca Fideuram board until 2006.

Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs


Born in Bari on April 21st, 1967, Giuseppe Catalano is Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs of Assicurazioni Generali SpA, overseeing corporate governance issues of the Company and acting as Secretary of the Board of Directors and of the Board Committees.

From 2005 to January 2015 he acted as Legal and Corporate Affairs Executive Director of Indesit Company SpA, coordinating all the legal advice activities and corporate issues of the Indesit Group.

From 2000 to 2005 he was Head of Legal and Corporate Department of Natuzzi SpA, a NYSE-listed company; previously, he was Head of Legal Department – Statutory and Corporate bodies of Banca IMI S.p.A., coordinating relations with the group parent company and surveillance authorities, and internal legal adviser and Board Secretary of IMI Bank (Lux) S.A.

He practiced as free-lance lawyer after admission at Italian Bar and graduated as Ph.D. at Scuola Superiore S. Anna in Pisa after becoming J.D. at Law School of University of Bari.

He is actually member of the Consultative Working Group of Secondary Markets Standing Committee at ESMA.

Chief Executive Officer of Generali CEE Holding B.V.

Born in Trieste (Italy) on 9 July 1965

Luciano Cirinà has been based in Prague since March 2013, and is responsible of the Group‘s business in Central and Eastern Europe.


In 2007 he was appointed CEO of Generali Versicherung AG in Austria before becoming Head of Generali Holding Vienna. From 2005 to 2006 he was Area Manager at the Company Head Office in Trieste, overseeing activities in Austria, Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Tunisia and the Middle East. Prior to that, he served as Head of the Corporate Risks Division for Austria and CEE countries in Vienna from 1996 to 2004.

Luciano began his career in 1989 with Deutscher Lloyd (Generali Group) in Munich as an Underwriter and later as Chief-Underwriter with responsibility of the Industrial Fire Underwriting Department.

He graduated in Business Administration from the University of Trieste in 1988.

Luciano was elected President of the Austrian Insurance Association in 2012. 

Ph. Giuliano Koren

Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
Born in Trieste (Italy) on 6 April 1967
Gianluca Colocci has been appointed as Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in June, 2014.


Started his professional career as Management Consultant in the financial services industry within a worldwide consultancy firm.

He joined Generali Group in 1995 as analyst within the Treasury Dept. and since then has held a growing range of responsibilities over his tenure becoming Head of Investor Relations (1998), Head of Corporate Finance (2003), Head of Group Mergers & Acquisitions (2007).

In 2008 following the establishment of Generali PPF Holding, Joint venture for the insurance activities in CEE based in Prague, he was appointed member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for Mergers & Acquisitions and Country Manager for Insurance Operations.

Returned to Head Office in Italy, in 2013 he was Head of the Business Coordination Unit Growth Options and International Business coordinating operations in CEE, Asia, Generali Employee Benefits and Corporate & Commercial.

Head of Group Actuarial Function

Salvatore Colotti was appointed Head of Group Actuarial Function in June 2015.



Salvatore began his professional career in 1991 at Assicurazioni Generali’s Group Head Office in the Group Life Department. He spent 13 years in the Group Life Department  before becoming, in 2003, the manager in charge of Life Technical Department and Life Embedded Value evaluation.

In 2007 he was appointed Head of the Group Life Department of Assicurazioni Generali s.p.a., and Project manager of the Variable Annuities assignment.

In 2012 he become also Head of Investor Relations of Assicurazioni Generali.

In 2013, leaving the responsibility of the Investor Relation he was entitled to the responsibility of the Group Capital and Value Management.

With the starting of Solvency II, in 2015 he became the Head of Group Actuarial Function of Assicurazioni Generali.


Salvatore is an Actuary, with a degree in Statistical and Actuarial Science taken in 1989 at the University of Trieste.

Group Chief Marketing Officer

Born in London (Ontario Canada) on August 20, 1964

Isabelle Conner is the Group Chief Marketing Officer specialized in financial services brands, since May 2014, and she is based in Milan.


Prior to Generali, Isabelle was the Group CMO for Zurich Insurance Group from 2011 and ING from 2004, based in Amsterdam and London. Before ING, Isabelle spent 18 years working in New York where she ran marketing departments at several leading global financial institutions including Deutsche Bank from 1998, Weiss, Peck & Greer from 1996, and Prudential Securities from 1989. She began her career as a financial reporter, working for an online French financial information news wire based in Paris.

Isabelle holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs with a minor in Economics from The American University of Paris. Her early years were spent in Asia and Africa where her father worked in the oil business, during which time she acquired a curiosity for all international things.

CEO Global Business Lines & International

Frédéric de Courtois joined Generali in 2016 as CEO Global Business Lines & International.



Frédéric de Courtois is a graduate of Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and Institut des Actuaires and the Collège des Ingenieurs in Engineering and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Management.

He began his career with CGI Informatique in 1990, before moving to UAP in 1993, which was later merged with AXA in 1996, working within the Finance Department before moving to the Group Controlling Department in 1997.

In 2000/01, he became Vice President of AXA Conseil, a sales channel with 1500 employees and coordinated cross-functional projects.

He was later, in 2001, to become Deputy CEO of AXA Re, an Axa company dedicated to Reinsurance and Capital Risk, heading the Finance, Legal and Claims areas.   

In 2003, Frédéric became Chief Financial Officer for AXA Japan before becoming Deputy Chief Executive Officer of AXA Life Japan, with responsibility for Finance, Marketing and Offer.
He was appointed Chief Executive officer of AXA Japan & Asia Pacific P&C, in 2006.

In 2007, Frédéric returned to Europe where he became AXA MPS Assicurazioni Vita CEO and Chairman of AXA MPS Financial. He was to become Chief Executive Officer for AXA Assicurazioni in July 2013 and later assumed responsibility for their Greek and Serbian markets.
He also held the position of board member in AXA Life and Savings board and sponsored AXA’s global business savings and Bancassurance channel.

In September 2016, he joined the Generali Group as Chief Executive Officer of Global Business Lines & International with responsibility for their Global Business Lines (Europ Assistance, Generali Employee Benefits, Global Corporate & Commercial and Generali Global Health), the EMEA, Asia and Americas regions and the Group’s Bancassurance.  

Group Chief Information & Digital Officer
Born in Canada on 1 May, 1967
Bruce Hodges has been appointed Group Chief Information & Digital Officer of Generali in June 2016. Previously, he has been Group Head of Information Systems since October 2015.



Bruce joined Generali after a significant international experience in senior executive roles within the insurance and financial services industry: among the others, he has been Chief Information Officer for Europe and Asia for ING/NN Group from 2013, President & CEO for ING Insurance Malaysia in 2012-13, Chief Information and Operations Officer for Asia in Sun Life Financial in 2009-11, President & CEO of Manulife Thailand in 2007-2009 and VP for Insurance Operations & HR Manulife in Japan in 2004-07.
Bruce began his career in the Toronto Dominion Bank in 1990.
Bruce is chairman of Group Operating Committee, Group IT Committee and Generali Shared Services Board. He sits also in the Board of MyDrive Solutions.

Group Head of Investor and Rating Agency relations

Born in Cambridgeshire, England, on 11 December 1974
Spencer Horgan joined Generali in December 2012, as  Group Head of Investor and Rating Agency relations.

Prior to joining Generali, Spencer was head of the European Insurance equity research team at Deutsche Bank in London. During his ten years there, he and his team advised institutional investors around the world on the European Insurance and Reinsurance industries, its major players, and associated investment strategies.
Spencer began his career at PwC in London, where he qualified as an ICAEW chartered accountant while serving clients across the insurance and financial services industries. Spencer graduated with a first class honours degree in Economics and Statistics from Bristol University in the UK.

Head of Group Audit

Born in Denmark on 7 December 1966

Anne Jaeger joined the Group on 7 April 2015 as Head of Group Audit.


Anne joined the Group after having spent more than 13 years with RSA Insurance Group.  At RSA Anne has worked in different roles such as Regional Chief Auditor (across various regions), Group Chief Auditor and Regional Chief Risk & Compliance Officer.  As Group Chief Auditor, Anne lived in London. Prior to joining RSA Anne spent 2 years as CFO at a global IT service management company (Maersk Data) part of the Maersk Group.

Anne began her career with KPMG in Denmark and is a State Authorised Public Accountant.

In addition to her Authorisation, Anne holds a Master in Business Economics & Auditing and a B.Com. in Economics and Business Administration, both from Copenhagen Business School.  Anne is also a certified coach from Henley University, UK.

Anne is a non-Executive director at ATP which is the largest supplementary pension scheme in Denmark.

Anne is a member of the EY Audit Committee Institute (Denmark) and The Deloitte Academy (Excellence in the boardroom) (UK).

CEO of Generali Deutschland 


Giovanni Liverani has been the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Generali Deutschland Holding and Country Manager of Germany since April 2015.


Prior to that, he was since November 2013 the Regional Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which includes Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Guernsey, Belgium, Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, the UAE, Turkey and Tunisia. He supported the start-up of the restructuring project at Generali Italia during 2013 as Head of the Business Performance Management Unit Central Europe (Italy, Germany, Switzerland).

Between 2006 and 2013 he spent seven years internationally as Area Manager and Head of the Business Coordination Unit for Generali in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. During this period he took part in the major restructuring of German operations and launched several International group projects like “Canalgrande” and “Customer as an Asset”, aimed at strengthening the customer centricity and distribution power of the Group. In 1993 to 1994, he co-founded Genertel S.p.A., the Italian leader in direct insurance sales, which he developed from policy n. 1 into a large and innovative web insurer in the following years until 2005.

Giovanni graduated in Engineering in 1990 at the “Politecnico di Milano” university with a major in industrial technology.

He joined the Group Management Committee (GMC) of Assicurazioni Generali in January 2015. Giovanni is the Chairman of the management board and CEO of Generali Deutschland Holding and served in the past in several boards of Generali Group`s Companies as chairman or deputy chairman like Generali Vienna Holding AG, Vienna, Generali Vida Companhia De Seguros S.A., Lisbon, Generali España Holding De Entidades De Seguros S.A., Madrid, Generali Schweiz Holding AG, Adliswil, Generali Belgium S.A., Brussels. 

CEO of Generali France

Eric Lombard has been the Chief Executive Officer of Generali France since October 2013.



In 2004 he was made CEO of BNP Paribas Cardif, the life and casualty insurance arm of BNP Paribas. Before this he was Head of Corporate and Financial Institutions from 2002, and Head of the Financial Institutions Group from 1997, having returned to BNP Paribas in 1993 as Head of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Banking and Insurance sectors. The move followed four years of working for the French government as adviser to Michel Sapin, junior Minister for Justice, from 1991 to 1992, and Minister of Economy and Finance from 1992 to 1993. He was also Technical Adviser in the office of Louis Le Pensec, French Government spokesman, from 1989 to 1991.

Eric began working for BNP Paribas in 1981, and spent eight years holding various positions in Indonesia and France. He graduated from the Ecole des hautes etudes commerciales de Paris.

Eric Lombard has been a member of the Group Management Committee of Assicurazioni Generali since 2013, he joined the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas in 2011. He was Chairman of BNP Paribas Cardif from 2006, and became a member of the Management Committee of the Corporate and Investment Banking Division in 1999. 

Ph. Giuliano Koren

Group Head of Corporate Finance
Born in Lecce (Italy) on 25 March 1969
Luigi Lubelli has been appointed Group Head of Corporate Finance in October, 2015.

Prior to taking the position, he spent fifteen years at MAPFRE S.A. in Madrid, where he held a growing range of responsibilities over his tenure. His last role was Deputy General Manager, in charge of Group Risk Management and Capital Markets. Among other responsibilities, he represented the MAPFRE Group as a member of the CFO Forum and the CRO Forum, as well as an Associate in the Pan-European Insurance Forum.
He began his professional career in 1992 in Banco Exterior de España (now BBVA), where he worked in international planning and control activities in Madrid and in New York. He then moved to London, where he worked as a ratings advisor at Citibank and at Morgan Stanley.
Luigi holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan and a master’s degree in Risk Management of Insurance Companies from Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles, Madrid, as well as the FRM, CRMA and GREA designations.

Ph. Giuliano Koren

Head of General Manager Support Unit since July 2016.

Born in Udine (Italy) on March 22nd 1975


Prior to taking the current position, Francesca spent 5 years in the Chief Insurance Officer function with the responsibility of Technical Excellence project management, technical capabilities development and cross function activities coordination.

From 2008 to 2010, following the establishment of Generali PPF Holding, she moved to Prague were she was involved in the setup of the reinsurance company for the Group CEE operations.

She started her Generali career in 2004 as analyst within the Research Department.

Prior to Generali, she spent 4 years as Management Consultant in the financial services industry within a primary worldwide consultancy firm.

Francesca received a Master in Insurance and Finance in 2015, having graduated in Engineering in 2000.

Group Strategy and Business Development Director
Born in Bergamo (Italy) on 14 February 1973.
Gian Paolo Meloncelli has been Group Strategy and Business Development Director at Assicurazioni Generali since November 2015.

Gian Paolo joined Generali in January 2014 as Group Head of Business Development.
Prior to Generali he spent 6 years at McKinsey & Company, based in Milan and in Dubai he served leading banks and insurers across Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Middle East with a great focus on strategy and performance transformation.
Before McKinsey & Company, he spent 7 years at StMicroelectronics where he did extensive work in technical areas, marketing and sales in Europe, US and China.  
Gian Paolo holds a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan.

Ph. Giuliano Koren

General Manager e Group Chief Financial Officer
Born in Verona (Italy) on 24 August 1965
Alberto Minali has been appointed General Manager in March 2016 and Group Chief Financial Officer at Assicurazioni Generali since October 2012.


Prior to taking the position, he spent more than four years as Portfolio Manager at Eskatos Capital Management Sarl, which he set up himself in 2008, focusing on management of hedge funds active in the reinsurance risks area. He worked at the Eurizon Financial Group from 2005 as CIO, and concurrently held the position of CFO in Eurizon Vita, the Group’s insurance subsidiary. He worked at Allianz-RAS for five years as head of Capital and Value Management, joining the company in 2000.


Alberto began his professional career in 1991 at Assicurazioni Generali’s Group Head Office as Assistant to the Area Manager, at the Business Development – International Division. During his time with the company, he spent a period abroad in the Generali UK branch as Reinsurance Underwriter, and he was later appointed Head of Corporate finance at INA, a primary Group subsidiary specialized in Life business.
After his graduation from Bocconi University, Milan, with a degree in Economics, he went through further specializing periods at the Universities of Brandeis (Mass., USA) and Yale (Conn., USA).
Alberto is member of the Group Management Committee of Assicurazioni Generali. He is Vice Chairman of Generali Italia and board member at Fondazione Generali, as well as at Generali Deutschland Holding and DVAG.

Alberto is also Chartered Financial Analyst and member of AIMR (Association of Investment Management and Research).

Group Chief Risk Officer

Born in Monclassico (Trento, Italy) on 2 July 1958 

Sandro Panizza joined Generali in 2013 as Group Chief Risk Officer.



He was Managing Director and CFO of INA Assitalia from 2010, and prior to that had been Managing Director and CFO of Alleanza Assicurazioni from 2004.

Sandro’s career has been focused on financial services since he began working for Intesa San Paolo (former IMI) in 1983, taking the position of Head of Risk Management, before moving to Banca Fideuram, where he was responsible for strategic planning, budgeting and management control.

He received a Master in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan in 1987, having graduated from the University of Rome La Sapienza with a degree in Economics in 1982.

Sandro Panizza is a member of the Group Management Committee of Assicurazioni Generali. 

Group HR & Organization Director

Born in Milan (Italy) on 18 October 1964 

Monica Alessandra Possa has been head of Group HR & Organization Director at Assicurazioni Generali since March 2013.


She joined the Group after working at RCS Media Group from 2004 as Group HR and Organization Director. Prior to which she had been at Omnitel (later Vodafone) from 1999, working in a number of different roles, such as Head of HR for Italy, Head of HR for South Europe and Head of HR for the SEMEA Region. Monica worked for The Boston Consulting Group as a Management Consultant from 1994, where she was responsible for strategic-organizational projects for clients within the consumer goods industry in Europe.

She began her career as a Management Consultant with Gemini Consulting in 1990, after working as a research and teaching Assistant at Bocconi University, Milan from 1989 to 1990.

Monica received a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD Fontainebleau, France in 1994, having graduated from Bocconi University in 1989 with a degree in International Economics.

Monica is Board Member of Generali Italia and The Generali Group Foundation. She is also Deputy Chairman of the MIB School of Management and a Board Member at Valore D.

During her tenure at RCS she was a Board Member at DADA Spa and Unidad Editorial SA. She was also Secretary of the RCS Media Group Remuneration Committee, and during her time at Vodafone was a Trustee of the Vodafone Group Foundation. 

Chief Investment Officer 

Nikhil Srinivasan is Chief Investment Officer of the Generali Group. In this role, he is responsible for steering approximately 500 billion euros in assets.



Prior to joining Generali, Nikhil was with Allianz SE for a decade in both Singapore and Munich. His last role was as Group Chief Investment Officer of Allianz SE.

Nikhil is a member of the Group Management Committee of Assicurazioni Generali. He is Chairman of the Generali Real Estate and Generali Investments Europe, and a member of the Group Management Committee of Generali.

During his time at Allianz SE he was a member of the International Executive Committee. 

Group Chief Insurance Officer

Valter Trevisani was appointed Group Chief Insurance Officer in May 2016.



He had been Group Head Of Insurance and Reinsurance from December 2014 and previously Chief Technical Officer.

From February 2009 to December 2012, he was responsible for the operations of all foreign territories as well as of the Life, Non-Life and Reinsurance activities at Group level.

Valter was promoted Assistant General Manager in 2002 and in 2007 was appointed Deputy General Manager.

In 1998 he also took the responsibility for Netherlands, followed by Spain in 1999.

In January 1996 he came back to Generali Head Office and was appointed Area Manager within the Group Insurance Operations of the Corporate Center, in charge of U.K., C.E.E. and Asia region. 

From 1991 to 1995 he worked in various U.K. and U.S.A. subsidiaries of the Group in the underwriting area.

From the beginning of his career in the Generali Group to 1991 he worked at the Research Department of Generali Head Office, where he was in charge of monitoring the developments taking place in the main insurance markets outside Italy, with particular reference to Central and Eastern Europe. 

Valter Trevisani began working for the Generali Group in December 1988.