Gabriele Galateri di Genola
Gabriele Galateri di Genola was born in Rome on January 11th, 1947. Married with one daughter, he has been awarded the Cavaliere del Lavoro honor(Italy) in May 1999 and also the Légion d'honneur (France).
Mr. Galateri di Genola is Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali from April 8th 2011.
After earning a law degree in Rome University and an MBA at the Columbia University Business School, Mr. Galateri di Genola began his career in 1971 at the Headquarters of the Banco di Roma, where he started as Head of the Financial Analysis Office before being appointed to manage the International Loans Office.
From 1974 to 1976 he worked as Financial Director of the Saint Gobain Group in Italy and then in the financial department in Paris.
In 1977, he joined FIAT S.p.A., where he moved from Head of North, Central and South American Operations at the International Finance Office to Head of International Finance and, ultimately, Director of Finance.
In 1986 Mr. Galateri di Genola became CEO of Ifil S.p.A. In 1993, he took also on the positions of CEO and General Manager of IFI, which he retained until 2002.
In June 2002, he was appointed CEO of FIAT SpA.
Between April 2003 and June 2007, Mr. Galateri di Genola was Chairman of Mediobanca S.p.A and from December 2007 to April 2011 he was Chairman of the Board of Telecom Italia SpA.
Mr Galateri di Genola is Chairmain of the Italian Institute of Technology and Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee of the Italian Stock Exchange.
He is non-executive Board Member of Moncler SpA, Lavazza SpA, Giorgio Cini Foundation and Edenred S.A.
He is also Member of the International Board of Overseers of the Columbia Business School and Member of the European Advisory Board of Temasek.