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.
- 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
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.
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.
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Born in San Sebastián (Spain) on 29 August 1961
Jaime Anchústegui has been appointed Group Chief Operations & Insurance Officer on January 1st, 2018.
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.
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.
Group Communications & 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 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.
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.
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.
Austria, CEE & Russia Regional Officer
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.
Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, Group Bancassurance
Born in Trieste (Italy) on 6 April 1967.
Gianluca Colocci has been appointed as Group Head of Mergers & Acquisitions in June, 2014. In October 2018 the function has been renamed Mergers & Acquisitions, Group Bancassurance, with enlarged responsibility over Bancassurance activities.
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.
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.
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 which includes responsibility for the Global Business Lines (Europ Assistance, Generali Employee Benefits, Global Corporate & Commercial, Generali Global Health), for Spain, Switzerland, Ireland, Guersney, Dubai, Belgium, Netherlands, Asia, Americas & Southern Europe as well as for Bancassurance & Generali Vitality.
Country Manager France & Europ Assistance
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.
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.
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.
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 Generali Deutschland 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 also held the Chief Risk Officer position at the German 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.
Country Manager Germany
Giovanni Liverani has been the Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Generali Deutschland and Country Manager of Germany since April 2015.
Prior to that, he was since November 2013 the CEO of the region Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), which included 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 launched several International group cross border 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 and served in several boards of Generali Group`s Companies like Generali Italia, Alleanza, Genertel, Europ Assistance, Generali Vienna Holding AG, Generali Vida Companhia De Seguros S.A., Generali España Holding De Entidades De Seguros S.A., Generali Schweiz Holding AG, Generali Belgium S.A.
Head of Group CEO Office
Born in Milan, on May 9, 1980.
Edoardo Maestri has been Head of Group CEO Office since November 2017.
Edoardo holds a degree in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan. He joined the Generali Group in February 2016 as Manager in the Strategy and Business Accelerator Function, where he contributed to the definition of the Generali Group Strategy and has been leading the implementation of some key strategic initiatives of the Group.
Prior to joining Generali, Edoardo developed a wide expertise in the Financial Institutions industry while working in Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers in London and in the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice at McKinsey&Company.
Group Head of Strategy / Group Head of Investor & Rating Agency Relations a.i.
Born in Italy in 1980.
Leonardo currently holds the position of Group Head of Strategy with the mandate to define the Group strategy as well as to monitor the achievement of the strategic targets. He also works on the external and internal communication with the most relevant stakeholders for Group Strategy matters. Leonardo joined Generali in 2015, he previously covered the role as Manager at McKinsey & Company where he worked in many projects with main focus on strategy, organization, technical excellence, operations and risk management for large insurers. From 2005 to 2008, Leonardo was Senior Consultant at Accenture, managing projects primarily for large financial institutions.
Leonardo holds a master degree in Management Engineering and a Master in Business Administration.
He has been appointed Group Head of Investor and Rating Agency relations a.i. in 2018 while keeping the role of Group Head of Strategy.
Group Head of Life and Health Insurance
Born in Greece in 1974.
Thanos Moulovasilis is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) in the United Kingdom and holds a Masters in Finance at the London Business School.
He joined Generali in 2014, was appointed Head of Global Life in 2016 and Group Life and Health Insurance Director in January 2018.
Thanos has a wide international experience having held positions in investment banking, insurance and consulting, including Credit Suisse, Royal London (United Kingdom), Ernst & Young (Greece) and Milliman (Germany).
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 Head of Operations & Processes
Ottorino joined Generali on January 2018 as Head of Group Operation and Processes.
In his career he has developed a broad expertise in the operations. He worked as General Manager Operations for Expo 2015 SpA from 2012 and for various telecommunications and media companies including Telecom Italia Group from 2003 as Quality & Field Services Director and Cap Gemini Telco, Media & Network as Country Manager.
During his career, Ottorino has developed a huge experience in Telecommunication industry working for both in consultancy firms and corporations.
Ottorino holds a degree in Statistical and Methodological Sciences at Sapienza University of Rome.
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 1995.
Anna graduated in Statistics and Actuarial Sciences from the University of “La Sapienza” in Rome in 1993.
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.
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.
Head of General Manager Office
Born in Italy in 1979.
Bernardino joined Generali in 2015 as Head of Group Academy, designing and delivering programs in areas such as leadership development, management skills, technical education.
Previously, he was a Director at GE Healthcare Partners in Dubai and New York, working with clients on strategy execution by implementing leadership, management and productivity systems. Prior to that, Bernardino worked at Mercer Consulting, part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, as a senior associate in Dubai. He also worked at Bocconi University as a post-doctoral researcher.
Bernardino holds a PhD in Management and an MSc in Management.
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.
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.
Country Manager Italy & Global Business Lines
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.
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.
Group Strategy & Business Accelerator Director
Born in Milan on April 1, 1977.
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.
Since October 2018 the Group Strategy & Business Accelerator function extends its responsibilities to the Generali Vitality activities.
Group P&C, Claims and Reinsurance Director
Born in Trieste (Italy) on October 4th, 1960.
Franco joined Generali in 1988 as Property Underwriter in the Corporate & Commercial segment, becoming responsible 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 Head Office.
Since 2003 he assumed various responsibilities in the technical area of the Head Office 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.
On January 1st, 2018 he has been appointed Group P&C, Claims and Reinsurance Director.
He is the Chairman of the General Insurance Committee of the federation Insurance Europe 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 Danieli in 1987 as Proposal Engineer for steel plants and steel-making machines.
Group Chief Digital Officer
Steven was appointed Group Chief Digital Officer for Generali in April 2019 and has responsibility for driving Digital Transformation, Data Analytics and Innovation at a global level.
Steven joined Generali from RSA, where he designed and drove the digital transformation agenda across the Group. From 2015 to 2016 he was Chief Digital Officer at Zurich, driving digital transformation across its UK businesses, with focus on marketing, distribution, sales, underwriting & claims. Prior to that, from 2009 to 2015, he was Chief Digital Officer at Bupa, the international healthcare group, responsible for setting out their transformation ambitions, identifying new digital commercial opportunities, supporting and challenging business performance and establishing a series of centres of excellence to drive best in class customer experiences and business performance. In 2005 he took the role of Head of Online & ecommerce at Prudential PLC and before that he covered several roles at Barclays PLC, including Online Banking Director for the retail bank, where he oversaw the rapid development of its digital assets and capabilities.
Steven has a particular interest in start-ups and InsureTech. He is an ambassador for Momentum London and holds advisory roles for a number of start-ups.
Steven holds two Batchelor’s degrees: the first, in European Business from Brunel University in London, the second, in Financial Services from The University of Manchester (UMIST). He also has undertaken an Executive Leadership Programme at London Business School.