- Secretary of the Board of Directors
- Head of Corporate Affairs
- Born in Bari on 21 April 1967
Giuseppe Catalano is secretary of the Board of Directors of Assicurazioni Generali since 15 January 2015, with responsibility for coordinating management of corporate governance-related activities, including as the secretary of the Board of Directors and Board Committees.
Previously, from 2005 to January 2015 he was legal and corporate affairs executive director at Indesit Company SpA, with responsibility for coordinating all the group’s legal and corporate activities. From 2000 to 2005 he was head of legal and corporate affairs at Natuzzi SpA, listed on the NYSE, and before that he was in-house counsel in banks in Italy and Luxembourg.
He is a qualified lawyer and earned a diploma of post-graduate specialisation from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa.
He has been an expert witness for the state in a criminal prosecution relating to analysis of the investigated companies' organisational and control models under Italian legislative decree 231/2001.
He is the author of numerous academic articles in various areas of civil and commercial law. He is president of AIGI (Associazione Italiana Giuristi d'Impresa), is a member of the Consultative Working Group of the Markets Standing Committee of ESMA, of the Advisory Board of the General Counsel Leadership Circle Europe and of the Evaluation Unit of the LIUC-Carlo Cattaneo University.