The Group organizational structure supports the successful delivery of the Generali 2024 strategic plan, Lifetime Partner 24: Driving Growth.
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.
* Member of Group Management Committee
**The Head of Corporate Affairs also reports to the Group CEO for the relevant aspects
*** Group Spokesperson
Born in Suresnes (France), on July 26, 1960.
Philippe Donnet has been the Group CEO of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. since March 17, 2016. He joined Generali in October 2013 as Country Manager Italy and CEO of Generali Italia S.p.A. In this role, he spearheaded the process of merging the existing Generali brands in Italy, one of the most challenging integration and simplification projects in the European insurance industry.
Philippe Donnet graduated from the École Polytechnique in Paris in 1983 with a degree in Engineering and then went to the Institut des Actuaires where he completed his studies in 1991.
Between 1985 and 2007, he held various positions within the AXA Group, most recently serving as Regional CEO Asia Pacific, Singapore. In 2007, he became the Managing Director for Asia Pacific at Wendel Investissements, Singapore. In 2010, he co-founded the investment management company HLD in Paris.
For information on Philippe Donnet’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Born in San Sebastián (Spain) on 29 August 1961.
Jaime Anchústegui has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Generali International since September 2018.
He held the role of Group Chief Operations & Insurance Officer until 2018 and he was previously EMEA Regional Officer and LatAm Regional Officer, based in São Paulo, Brazil, until March 2015.
He launched Generali Seguros in 2010 after being appointed CEO of Generali España in 2008 and presiding over the merger of local subsidiaries, Vitalicio Seguros and Estrella Seguros, of which he had been General Manager since 2006 and 2008 respectively. In 2003 Jaime was appointed Regional Manager for Latin America after having been General Manager of Generali Mexico since 2000. He was head of the Administration and Finance Department at Generali Peru from 1994, having joined the Generali Group in 1993, after taking an Executive Master in Business Administration at Madrid’s IE Business School in 1992.
Since 2015 he has been member of the board in Turkey, Greece and Belgium and Chairmen of the Board of Directors in Spain, Switzerland and Austria.
Jamie began his professional career as an engineer with Unieco, an engineering design corporation, when he graduated from the Polytechnic University of Madrid with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, followed by an MBA at Madrid’s IE Business School.
For information on Jaime Anchùstegui’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Compliance Officer
Maurizio Basso was appointed Group Compliance Officer of Assicurazioni Generali on March 13th, 2013. 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.
For information on Maurizio Basso’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Deputy Chairman, The Human Safety Net
Simone Bemporad joined Assicurazioni Generali in January 2014 as Group Communications and Public Affairs Director.
Before joining Generali, he spent several years in Wahington, D.C. as a strategic consultant and, from 2007 to 2012, as CEO of Finmeccanica (now Leonardo) North America. Bemporad joined Leonardo in 2003 after serving for one year as chief of staff for the Chairman of Enel, Piero Gnudi.
In 2000, he became press secretary for the Institute for Industrial Reconstruction S.p.A. (IRI), following over ten years in journalism, covering economics, politics and finance. While at IRI, for the Italian Economy and Finance Ministery in 2001 he coordinated the white paper on the Privatization process of Italy led by then Director General, Mario Draghi.
He started his career as press officer of the Transport Federation of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), and in 1995 he was spokesperson and head of the press office at the Italian Industry Ministry (Minister: prof. Alberto Clô).
Simone Bemporad began his journalistic career in 1988, working for press agencies, newspapers and weekly magazines. He has published books on private and public companies, served on several Boards of Directors, and he is currently Adjunct Fellow (non resident) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.
In 2016 he has been appointed Commendatore Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
For information on Simone Bemporad’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Financial Officer
Born in Trieste on 13 October 1973.
Cristiano Borean has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer of Generali in July 2018.
Since 2015 he has been Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of Generali France.
He joined Generali Head Office in 2003 in the role of Derivatives Trader, becoming in 2004 Fixed Income portfolio and Treasury manager in Generali UK Branch. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Head of Financial Risk Management Group Project Coordination. In 2006 he was senior analyst in the Asset and Liability Department of Generali France with focusing over savings and pension business. From 2007 he was in charge of the Quantitative Finance and Deputy Head of Strategic Asset Allocation in Generali Head Office. In 2009 he joined Genertel as Head of Non-motor sector becoming in 2012 Head of Products and Services Area. In 2013 he was appointed Group Head of Corporate Finance of Generali Head Office.
Cristiano graduated in Physics at University of Trieste, followed by a Ph.D. in Particle Physics with an experiment done at Stanford University. Before joining Generali he did research at CERN in Geneva and at Stanford University.
For information on Cristiano Borean’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
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.
For information on Antonio Cangeri’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Head of Corporate Affairs & Company Secretary
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.
For information on Giuseppe Catalano’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Operating Officer
CEO and General Manager of Group Operating Service Platform
Born in 1973.
David Cis has been Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO and General Manager of Group Operating Service Platform since September 2022.
David Cis has worked in Generali Group since 2014 where he held several roles over the years. From 2014 to 2016 David Cis was the Head of Generali Delivery Unit, then, from 2016 to 2022 he was Generali Italia Chief Operating Officer and from September 2022 he has been Group Chief Operating Officer and CEO and General Manager of Group Operating Service Platform.
After the graduation cum laude in Engineering from the University of Tor Vergata in Rome and the Master's degree in Business Administration from the Said Business School of Oxford University, he had more than 10 years of experience in advising the top management of financial institutions and private equity companies in different geographical areas.
He worked for Mckinsey & Company where he helped some of the largest Italian companies in the insurance sector to define the strategies, the business plans and the business development. From 2012 to 2014, David Cis worked in the Group Operations Area of SwissRe based in Zurich.
Group Chief Marketing & Customer 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.
For information on Isabelle Conner’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Country Manager Italy
Born in Portogruaro on 26 September 1961.
Giancarlo Fancel has been Country Manager Italy and a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) of Assicurazioni Generali since September 2022.
He was previously Chief Financial Officer of Generali Country Italia and Global Business Lines and held the role of Chairman of BG FUND MANAGEMENT LUXEMBOURG S.A. In 2016, he was appointed Chairman of Banca Generali. Now he is also Chairman of Genagricola, the agri-food holding of the Generali Group, controlled by Generali Italia, of Agricola San Giorgio and Leone Alato.
Degree in Economics from the University of Trieste, auditor and chartered accountant, he began his professional career with Ernst & Young where he gained significant experience in the field of budget review (1988-1999). Since 1999 he has joined the Generali Group as Head of Internal Audit, covering various positions until becoming head of the Controlling Department (2005-2007). From February 2007 to July 2014 he served as Deputy General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Banca Generali, where previously he was CFO. From March 2021 to August 2022 he held the role of Group Risk Officer of Assicurazioni Generali.
For information on Giancarlo Fancel’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Risk Officer
Born in Ferrara (Italy), on September 27,1966.
Carlo Ferraresi has been Group Chief Risk Officer and a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) of Assicurazioni Generali since September 2022.
Mr Ferraresi graduated with honours in Political Science from the University of Padua and holds an MBA from the SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.
He started his career at the Group between 1990 and 1995, first as an underwriter in the Marine division of the UK branch of Assicurazioni Generali, and later on the staff of the Chief Executive Officer, coordinating the Administration and Finance area.
He then became head of Risk Financing at the Marsh Group, and was responsible for financial advisory services for the main Italian insurance and banking groups, first as a senior director at Arthur Andersen and then at Deloitte. He also served as a senior banker at ABN Amro and managing director Financial Institutions Group at Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank.
Mr Ferraresi’s career then continued at Cattolica Assicurazioni, where he held increasingly important roles before becoming CEO and General Manager in 2019. He first joined Cattolica Assicurazioni in 2012 as Chief Financial Officer, before being appointed Deputy General Manager with responsibility for Investments, Investor Relations Officer and head of M&A and equity investments and, later, General Manager Markets and Distribution Channels of Cattolica Assicurazioni with responsibility for the agency network, Bancassurance and Strategic Marketing.
Mr Ferraresi is currently a Member of the Italian Corporate Governance Committee and a Member of the Advanced Education and National and International Research Committee of the UNESCO Chair of “Future of Education for Sustainability” (Pontificia Università Lateranense, Rome), as well as a Member of the Planning Committee of the Research Center on Technology, Innovation and Financial Services (CeTIF) at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.
Country Manager France & Global Business Activities
Born in France on January 2 1966.
Jean-Laurent Granier has been Country Manager France, Europ Assistance & Global Business Lines since September 2022.
In June 2017, he was appointed Country Manager for France and Président Directeur Général (PDG) of Generali France.
Jean-Laurent Granier, graduated from the Ecole Polytechnique and Ensae and from the French Institute of Actuaries (Institut des Actuaires).
He joined UAP in 1990 then AXA in 1997 and worked in various positions at AXA France. Since January 2010, Granier has been Chief Executive Officer of the Mediterranean and Latin America Region, encompassing 23 countries, and a member of the AXA Executive Committee. From January 2012 to June 2016, Jean-Laurent Granier has been also Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AXA Global P&C and a member of the AXA Management Committee.
For information on Jean-Laurent Granier’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Audit Officer
Born in Mannheim (Germany) on 5 November 1970.
Nora Gürtler’s appointment as Head of Group Audit has been announced on August 2nd, 2017, and was formalized on October 1st, 2017.
After studying mathematics in Germany and France and obtaining a PHD at Karlsruhe University, Nora Gürtler started to work as an analyst at Tillinghast Towers Perrin in Cologne.
She joined Generali Deutschland Holding AG in 2003 as a Senior Analyst and Technical Controller P&C, became a Qualified Actuary in 2005 and led her first team in 2007 on Actuarial Valuation Life & Health.
In 2011 Nora was appointed Chief Risk Officer of Generali in Germany, leading also the local Solvency II implementation project. At the beginning of 2016 she became a Board member of Generali Deutschland before moving to Group Head Office in late 2017.
Nora chairs the ECIIA Insurance Committee and is a Board member of the German Actuarial Association (DAV), chairing its Education Committee.
For information on Nora Gürtler’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Country Manager Germany
Born in Hattingen on 5 October 1972.
Stefan Lehmann was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Generali Deutschland AG as of September 2022.
Stefan graduated in Economics at the University of Bochum and holds an Executive MBA in General & Strategic Management from Maastricht School of Management. He started his career at WestLB Panmure Investment Banking in London and Düsseldorf.
He joined Generali in 2004 in the department Strategic Planning & Controlling, becoming Head of Participations Management in 2005. Between 2007 and 2017 he held various managerial positions within Generali Germany, including Head of Corporate Controlling & Development of Generali Deutschland Schadenmanagement, Head of Customer Service of CosmosDirect Versicherungen, Head of Strategic Planning & Controlling and Country Functional Head of Controlling.
In 2017 Stefan was promoted Chief Financial Officer of Generali Deutschland AG and in this function, he held different board roles in group companies.
From January 2022, he was appointed Chief Business Officer Exclusive of Generali Deutschland AG and Chief Executive Officer of Generali Deutschland Versicherung AG and Generali Deutschland Lebensversicherung AG. In addition, Stefan is holding several external mandates and represents Generali's interests in various industry associations.
CEO Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Born June 1, 1964 in Udine, Italy.
Giovanni Liverani graduated in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, specializing in industrial technologies.
Since 2015 he is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) of Assicurazioni Generali, and since September 2022 he serves as CEO Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Giovanni has been working for Assicurazioni Generali since he started his career in 1993. After a training in the United States and an experience as researcher in the “Ufficio Studio Assicurazioni Generali” in Trieste; in 1994 he co-founded Genertel SpA, Italy’s leader in the direct sales of insurance products. Since the first policy the company issued, and in the following years until 2005, he contributed to transform Genertel into a large and innovative online insurer.
Between 2006 and 2011 he occupied the international role as Area Manager in charge of the Business Unit coordinating the German-speaking countries within the Generali Group. In this period, he launched several international group-wide projects aimed at strengthening customer centricity and distribution capabilities.
In 2011, Giovanni became Head of the Business Coordination Unit (BCU) Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Guernsey) and Head of Commercial Control & Coordination for International Insurance Operations for the Generali Group.
In 2013, he contributed to start the turnaround project of Generali Italia in his capacity as Head of Business Performance Management Unit for Central Europe (Italy, Germany, Switzerland).
From November 2013 to April 2015 he was Regional CEO for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), consisting of 12 different countries/ business units.
From 2015 to 2022, he became CEO of Generali Deutschland AG in Munich and from April 2022 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Generali Versicherung AG in Vienna.
He additionally held ad interim the position as Regional Officer Austria and Central Eastern Europe and, from March to September 2022, CEO of Generali CEE Holding. In these years, he successfully completed a structural realignment and an industrial turnaround of the company.
Since September 2022, he holds the position as CEO of the Business Unit Germany, Austria and Switzerland and Chairman of Supervisory Board of Generali Deutschland AG.
Giovanni is also a Chairman of the Board of Directors of Generali Schweiz Holding AG, Generali Personenversicherungen AG in Adliswil and Generali Allgemeine Versicherungen AG in Nyon.
For information on Giovanni Liverani’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Security Officer
Born in Ortona (CH), 4 November 1975.
Remo Marini has been Group Head of IT & Operations Risk & Security at Assicurazioni Generali since 2016.
Remo is responsible for IT & Cyber Security, Corporate and Physical (C&P) risk management, execution of the Group's security programmes and coordination of the response to major security incidents, including crisis management.
In addition, he is the CEO of Generali CyberSecurTech, the startup created in 2018 to provide innovative solutions for customer risk assessment and to support the Cyber insurance business.
Prior to Generali, Remo was Head of Security Service Line at UniCredit Group responsible for cyber security, physical security, access management, anti-fraud and corporate security.
Previously, he gained relevant experience (15 years) within the Polizia di Stato as a cyber security and cybercrime expert.
He graduated in Physics at the University of Parma with a specialization in Cybernetics and subsequently completed international postgraduate courses in IT and cyber security.
During his career, he has developed and promoted various research activities. He is currently president of the F3RM1 Foundation which focuses on advanced research in the field of computer security.
His main areas of interest are Quantum Computing and vulnerability discovery, botnet monitoring and malware analysis. Author of various scientific publications on the topic of security and information technology.
Group Chief Investment Officer
Born in Milano on 13 January 1982.
Francesco Martorana has been appointed Group CIO in March 2021. From 2017 to 2021 he was CIO and then CEO of Generali Insurance Asset Management, the asset management company of Generali Group specialized in liability-driven investments for captive and third party insurance companies and pension funds, one of the largest asset management companies in Italy and Europe by assets under management.
Francesco joined Generali Group in 2013 as the Head of Group Asset Liability Management & Strategic Asset Allocation (ALM/SAA).
Since 2017 he is also a member of the board of directors of Generali Italia. Since 2019 he is also a member of the board of directors of Generali Insurance Asset Management and since 2021 of Investors Leadership Network.
Prior to Generali, Francesco worked 8 years in Allianz Group, holding several management positions in the investment department both in Italy and Germany. He started his career as an intern in Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase.
A CFA and CAIA Charterholder, he holds a Master Degree cum Laude in Financial Markets and Institutions Economics from Università Commerciale Bocconi in Milan.
Head of General Manager Office
Born in Milan on December 22nd, 1982.
Francesca Monti has been appointed Head of General Manager Office in September 2022.
Francesca joined Generali in 2014, taking part to the Group strategic projects launched within Operations and Digital area, with strong focus on operational excellence and the establishment of a simpler and smarter operating platform to modernize and upgrade processes and technologies.
In 2017 she has been appointed as Head of Strategic Planning for Generali Foundation with the responsibility to coordinate and implement relevant initiatives and create a group-wide data strategy to measure the impact generated by projects of 50+ NGOs partners.
She held this position until 2021, when she has been appointed as Head of Insurance and Investment Office.
Prior to Generali, Francesca has worked for Bain & Company in Italy and Germany, supporting international clients, across different industries, to develop new strategies and business plans, assessing M&A opportunities and shaping new organizational structures.
Francesca holds a Master Degree cum Laude followed by a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the university of Milan.
In 2020, she has been awarded with a scholarship for Exceptional Women by the Saïd Business School of Oxford where she obtained an Executive Diploma in Strategy & Innovation with distinction.
Group Chief Mergers & Acquisitions Officer
Massimiliano Ottochian joined Assicurazioni Generali in September 2020 with the role of Group Head of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Since 2009 Massimiliano Ottochian has been a Managing Director in the Investment Banking Department of Deutsche Bank based in London and Milan. He has been responsible, in the Financial Institutions Group, for origination and execution of M&A and corporate finance transactions for the insurance, banking, asset management and specialty finance sectors in Europe. He has participated in over EUR100bn of equity and debt capital issuance as well as M&A transactions in Europe, Americas and Asia. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank he has been a Managing Director at UBS in London where he spent 13 years having joined SG Warburg (then become UBS) as an Analyst and after a period in Management Consultancy. In 2001 he was appointed as Chief of Staff of the Global Head of Investment Banking at UBS. Massimiliano Ottochian graduated at Bocconi University and is an EFFAS Certified Financial Analyst.
For information on Massimiliano Ottochian’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Head of Actuarial Function
Born in Roma (Italy) on May 10th, 1969.
On January 1st, 2019 Anna Pieri has been nominated Generali Group Head of Actuarial Function.
Anna joined Generali in 1995 as Actuary in the Actuary Office of Toro Assicurazioni. She worked then from 1997 to 2013 in Ina Assitalia where she covered several roles in the technical area, becoming the responsible of Finance, ALM and Value Department in 2012.
In 2013 she joined Generali Italia as responsible for Value and Technical Valuations Service, and she has been then appointed Country Head of the Actuarial Function in 2015.
She is a member of the Order of Italian Actuaries since 1996.
Anna graduated in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences from the University of “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1993.
For information on Anna Pieri’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Monica Alessandra Possa
Group Chief HR & Organization Officer
Born in Milan 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 a Board Member of Generali Italia and the Generali Group Foundation. She is also a Board Member of the European Institute of Oncology.
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.
For information on Monica Alessandra Possa’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Life & Health Officer
Born in Bisceglie (Italy) on April 29th, 1977.
Michele Rendine has been appointed Group Chief Life & Health Officer in April 2023.
Michele graduated in Computer Engineering from Politecnico di Milano (2001) and holds a Master in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2001) and a Master in Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles (2006).
In 2002 Michele joined McKinsey, where he focused mainly on in the Insurance sector and developed a wide experience working on transformational projects for major multinational Groups. In 2012 he joined Poste Assicura – Gruppo Assicurativo Poste Vita as responsible for the P&C business development.
In 2015 Michele joined the Strategy & Business Accelerator department of Generali. In 2017 he was appointed Group Head of Business Accelerator, responsible for the implementation of the Generali strategic initiatives at Group level.
In July 2021 Michele was appointed Group Head of Life & Health Insurance, and in April 2023 he was appointed Group Chief Life & Health Officer.
Pedro Gonzalez Rossia
Head of GCEO Office
Born in Santa Fe, Argentina, February 19th, 1980.
Pedro joined Generali in 2009 . After working in the Operational Risk Department in Group Head Office, he transferred to Generali Argentina as Risk and Compliance Manager in 2012. Shortly thereafter, he assumed the role of Head of Risk and Compliance Latam, a position he held until 2017. He joined the Caja de Seguros Management Team in 2014 first as Risk Officer and then was appointed Head of Operations in 2017. In 2020, he was named Head of the GCEO Office in Milan.
Prior to his professional experience in insurance, Pedro worked dealing with innovation projects within the Information and Communications Technology sector.
Pedro holds a degree in industrial engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral - Argentina and carried out his postgraduate studies in Italy, US and China.
For information on Pedro Gonzales Rossia’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Transformation Officer
Born in Milan on April 1, 1977.
Bruno Scaroni graduated in Industrial Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and holds an MBA in Finance and Management from the Columbia Business School in New York.
In 2000 he joined Goldman Sachs International as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Banking Division and then McKinsey in 2004 where he worked in various industries. In 2008 he joined Zurich Financial Services in the Global Life Division, and in 2010 he became Head of Sales Planning and Development of Zurich Italy.
In 2013 he joined Assicurazioni Generali, first as Chief Distribution Officer of Generali Italy and then, in 2014, as CEO of Europ Assistance Italy.
In 2017 he joins the Generali Head Office as Group Strategy & Business Accelerator Director, in charge of Group Strategy and Business Accelerator functions, Group Business Development & Partnerships as well as Vitality and Group Bancassurance.
In 2021, he is appointed Group Chief Transformation Officer, which encompasses the Group Strategy & Business Transformation, Group Business Development & Innovation, Group Operations & Processes, Group Data & Digital e Group Security functions.
The Group Bancassurance function and Generali Vitality also remain under his responsibility.
For information on Bruno Scaroni’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Born in Milan on 16 March 1973.
Marco Sesana has been Group General Manager since 1 September 2022.
Marco Sesana has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Politecnico di Milano and a master's degree in Business Administration from the Yale School of Management, where currently he is a member of the Advisory Board of International Center of Finance, the only manager from an Italian company among the 29 advisory board members. Sesana joined Generali Italy in 2013, as Chief Operating Officer, to implement the plan to integrate Italian insurance companies, which was completed in 2015. Then, he took on the position of Chief Insurance & Operating Officer, with responsibility for all insurance business - life, non-life and claims management - until becoming CEO of Generali Italy, in May 2016, and from 1 January 2017 taking on the position of Country Manager & CEO of Generali Italy and Global Business Lines.
Previously, Sesana gained extensive experience in the insurance sector, overseeing international transformation projects in leading companies in strategic business consulting.
For information on Marco Sesana’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief Sustainability Officer
Lucia Silva has been Group Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility since September 2015.
Lucia Silva is Group Head of Sustainability and Social Responsibility for Assicurazioni Generali, since September 2015, where she leads the definition and the implementation of the Group Sustainability strategy and policies.
Prior to joining Generali, she worked for 15 years at KPMG, where she successfully supported various companies from a wide range of sectors in defining and developing their Sustainability strategy. During this period, she was also instrumental in the development and implementation of KPMG’s own Sustainability strategy in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa), leading an international network of colleagues.
She holds a master’s degree in ‘Governance, Business Ethics and Risk Management’ from Libero Istituto Universitario Carlo Cattaneo University along with a degree in Philosophy from Statale di Milano University.
Lucia is also a Board Member of ‘Fondazione Generali – The Human Safety Net’, a non-profit organization supported by the Generali Group, whose mission is to unlock the potential of disadvantaged people so that they can transform the lives of their families and communities.
CEO Asset & Wealth Management
Born in Seregno (Milan - Italy) on July 28, 1958.
Carlo Trabattoni joined Generali in September 2017 as Head of the Multi Boutique Platform, based in Milan.
Prior to Generali, Carlo was the Head of pan-European distribution and Global Financial Institutions group for Schroders where he spent over 20 years covering various roles based in UK, Continental Europe and Japan. In his career he held a number of executive committees and board positions in national associations (Assogestioni, International Financial Institutions and Investment Association) and business units (Schroders International Sicav, Schroders Italy, Schroders Tokyo, Schroders UK). He became Head of Distribution, Advisor to the CEO in Santander AM in London from August 2016 until February 2017. From 1st October 2018 to 28th February 2021 he covered the position of Chief Executive Officer of Generali Investments Partners SGR S.p.A. and became board member of the following asset management companies: Generali Global Infrastructure (Chairman), Sycomore AM (Chairman), Aperture Investors LLC (Director), Aperture Investors Ltd UK (Director). Aperture Investors Sicav (Director), Lumyna Investments Ltd (Director), Plenisfer Investments SGR S.p.A. (Director). Starting from April 2021 he is also Chairman of Generali Investments Holding S.p.A, adding the role of Chief Executive Officer in June of the same year. On February 2022 he became Chairman of Generali Partners SGR S.p.A. and on March was elected Chairman of Assogestioni (Italian association for asset management companies).
Carlo holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Bocconi University.
For information on Carlo Trabattoni’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.
Group Chief P&C and Reinsurance Officer
Franco Urlini has been Group P&C, Claims and Reinsurance Director since January 2018.
Born in Trieste (Italy), Franco joined Generali in 1988 as Property Underwriter in the Corporate & Commercial segment, becoming Chief Underwriter for the Multinational business in 1992; he served then from 1999 at the Group Planning and Control and subsequently took the responsibility of Area Manager for Belgium, Netherlands, UK and Employee’ Benefits at the Group Head Office.
Since 2003 he assumed various responsibilities in the technical area which included P&C, Life, Reinsurance and International Affairs, being appointed Group Technical Insurance Officer in 2008.
In 2013 became Head of Group Reinsurance and R&D, enlarging the responsibility to Life Reinsurance in 2014.
He is the Chairman of the General Insurance Committee of the Insurance Europe Federation since 2013.
Franco graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Trieste in 1986, with specialization in Industrial Plants.
After his service as Naval Engineering Officer in 1986, Franco began his professional career in the steel plants and steel-making machines manufacturer Danieli &C. in 1987 as Proposal Engineer.
Group Chief Anti Financial Crime Officer
Born in Rome on December 3rd, 1981, Michele Valeriani is the Group Head of Anti Financial Crime.
Michele joined AG last April 19th from UniCredit where he was the Global Head of Anti Financial Crime and Group Bank Secrecy Act Officer, responsible for all related processes (Risk Appetite Framework, Risk Assessment, Controls, Transaction Monitoring, Suspicious Activities Reporting, etc.). He was also appointed responsible for the UniCredit Monitorship Liaison Office, in charge of the Global Remediation Program which UniCredit implemented as a fallout of the investigation of the US Authorities in relation to Sanctions Compliance matters. Previously, he covered different senior managerial roles in Compliance, as Global Head of Risk Assessment, Second Level Controls, Training & Culture for non Financial Crime Risks (Market Integrity, Customer Protection, Conduct Risk) and Global Head of Governance, Oversight and Special Projects.
Michele started his career in London in early 2004 in the Investment Banking Division of Deutsche Bank AG, within the European M&A, ECM and DCM desks, where he successfully completed several cross border transactions. In late 2006 he joined the restructuring and turnaround practice of Bain & Company, being in charge of debt restructuring and financial modelling for companies in distressed situations.
He graduated in Economics from Bocconi University with major in Finance at the New York Leonard Stern Business School and International Business at the Copenhagen Business School.
He holds an MBA in Finance and Management with honor from the IE Business School in Madrid and completed an Executive Program on Leadership and Digital technologies and Insead, Paris and IMD, Lausanne.
For information on Michele Valeriani’s shareholdings, see the dedicated section.