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    Our management

    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.

    Our management
    Board of directors Giuseppe Catalano Nora Gürtler Philippe Donnet Sandro Panizza Antonio Cangeri Maurizio Basso Philippe Donnet Salvatore Colotti Simone Bemporad Isabelle Conner Monica Alessandra Possa Bruno Scaroni Marco Sesana Jean-Laurent Granier Giovanni Liverani Luciano Cirinà Bruce Hodges Luigi Lubelli Frédéric de Courtois Gianluca Colocci Timothy Ryan
    • 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

    Philippe Donnet  - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Managing Director and Group CEO, 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 between October 2013 and December 2016. He has been Chief Executive Officer of Generali Italia until May 2016.

     

    Career

    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  - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Group Compliance Officer

    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.

    Simone Bemporad - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Group Communications and Public Affairs Director 

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

    Career

    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. 

    Antonio Cangeri - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    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.

    Career

    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.

    Giuseppe Catalano - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Company Secretary and Head of Corporate Affairs


    Career

    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.

    Luciano Cirinà

    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.
     

    Career

    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. 

    Gianluca Colocci - 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.

     

    Career
    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.

    Salvatore Colotti - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Head of Group Actuarial Function

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

      

    Career

    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.

    Isabelle Conner - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    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.
     

    Career

    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.

    Frédéric de Courtois

    CEO Global Business Lines & International

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

     

    Career

    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.  

    Jean-Laurent Granier - Ph. Hervé Thouroude

    Country manager for France and Président Directeur Général (PDG) of Generali France
    Born in France on January 2 1966
    Jean-Laurent Granier has been appointed Country manager for France and Président Directeur Général (PDG) of Generali France in June 2017.

     

    Career
    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.

    Nora Gürtler

    Head of Group Audit

    Born in Mannheim 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.

    Career
    After Mathematics degrees at ENS Lyon and Karlsruhe University, followed by a PHD in Asymptotic Statistic, Nora Gürtler started working 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, to later become Head of Actuarial Valuations Life / Health.

    Between 2011 and 2016 she held various positions within the German Holding, among which Head of Enterprise Risk Management and of Generali Germany’s Solvency II project. In 2015 she became Member of the Executive Committee and in 2016 Board member of Generali Deutschland AG, Generali Lebensversicherung, Generali Versicherung AG and Dialog Lebensversicherungs-AG.

    She currently holds the Chief Risk Officer position at Generali Deutschland Holding.

    Nora is a Fellow of the German Actuarial Association (DAV) and a Certified Enterprise Risk Actuary (CERA). She remains active in teaching Risk & Actuarial at the German and the European Actuarial Academy as well as at Salzburg University, and is a member of DAV’s Enterprise Risk Committee and the Education Committee.

    Bruce Hodges - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    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.

     

    Career

    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.

    Giovanni Liverani - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    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.
     

    Career

    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. 

    Luigi Lubelli - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Group Chief Financial Officer
    Born in Lecce (Italy) on 25 March 1969
    Luigi Lubelli has been appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in January 2017.
     

    Career
    Luigi has been working in Generali since October 2015 as Group Head of Corporate Finance, with responsibilities over Treasury, Debt Management, Strategic Hedging & Quantitative Finance and Insurance Liability Management.

    In June 2016 he took responsibility also of the Group Financial Reporting Risk, the Actuarial Function and Group Tax.

    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.

    Sandro Panizza - Ph. Federico Guida

    Group Chief Risk Officer

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

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

     

    Career

    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. 

    Monica Alessandra Possa - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Group Chief HR & Organization Officer

    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.


    Career

    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 Valore D and 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. 

    Timothy Ryan - © Federico Guida

    Group Chief Investment Officer and CEO Asset & Wealth Management

    Born in the USA in 1969 and British citizen.

    Timothy Ryan has been the Group Chief Investment Officer since January 2017.

     

    Career
    After graduating with a PhD in Banking, Finance and International Trade from Bordeaux University in 1992, Tim started his career as a Quantitative Engineer with CCF (now HSBC). After expanding his responsibilities and a successfully growing the business as the Global Head of Equity, Tim moved to the AXA Group in 2000 as the Global Head of Quantitative Asset Management with AXA IM. In 2003, he relocated to Japan, first as the CIO of AXA Japan and later as the CIO for Asia. In 2008 he joined AllianceBernstein as Chairman and CEO for Japan. After the turnaround of the Japanese operation, Tim became Chairman and CEO of AllianceBernstein Ltd in London covering Europe, Middle East and Africa. When the region became a major contributor to the group, in 2015, Tim decided to take a sabbatical and enjoyed teaching Finance and supporting a large private equity firm in its acquisition projects.

     

    Tim remains active in teaching Finance at various universities and business schools. He is passionate advocate of economic and finance literacy for children and young adults.

    Marco Sesana - Ph. Giuliano Koren

    Chief Executive Officer of Generali Italia
     
    Born in Milan, on March 16 1973.
    Marco Sesana has been CEO of  Generali Italia since May 2016 and Country Manager of Italy since January 2017.


    Career
    He graduated in Engineering at the “Politecnico di Milano” university and got his Master in Business Administration at the Yale School of Management. He joined Generali Italia in 2013, as Chief Operating Officer, to implement the integration of insurance Italian companies, completed in 2015. He was then appointed Chief Insurance & Operating Officer, with responsibility on all the insurance business – life & P&C as well as claims handling – to become Chief Executive Officer in May 2016.
     
    Prior to joining Generali, Marco developed a wide experience in the insurance field, managing international turnaround plans while working in leading consultants specialized in business strategy.

    Bruno Scaroni

    Group Strategy & Business Accelerator Director

     

    Born in Milan on April 1, 1977.

     

    Careers

    Bruno Scaroni graduated in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and holds an Mba in Finance and Management at the Columbia Business School in New York.

    In 2000 he joined Goldman Sachs International as Financial Analyst and then McKinsey in 2004 where he worked in various positions until 2008, when he joined Zurich Financial Services becoming in 2010 Head of Sales Planning and Development of Zurich Italy.

    In March 2013 he joined Generali Group, first as Chief Distribution Officer of Generali Italy and then, in October 2014, as CEO of Europ Assistance Italy.