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Dr Giuseppe Vita
Chairman
UniCredit Group

Dr. Giuseppe Vita was born in Favara in 1935 and he graduated in medicine with honors in 1959 in Rome.

From 1961 to 1962 he specialized in Rome in radiology before joining the Institute of radiology at Gutenberg University in Mainz with a scholarship. In 1964 he joined the Schering Pharma Group in Berlin as Responsible for Contrast Media Research before going back to Italy in 1968 to relaunch Schering.

In 1987, back in Berlin, he became Member of the Executive Committee of Schering AG: he was Chairman of the Executive Committee from 1989 to 2001 and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee from 2001 to 2006.

Dr. Vita was then appointed Member of the Supervisory Board in Axel Springer SE in 2001 and in 2002 he became Chairman.

Among his other positions, in Germany he was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hugo Boss, of the automotive firm Deutz and Member of the Supervisory Board of Continental. In Italy, till May 2012 he was Chairman of Allianz S.p.A.; till May 2013 Member of the Board of Directors of RCS MediaGroup S.p.A.; he was also Member of the Board of Directors of Marzotto, Barilla, Pirelli and Humanitas.

Since May 2012 he is the Chairman of UniCredit Group.