Gabriele Galateri di Genola
Following graduation in 1971, di Genola began his career at Banco di Roma in 1972 as head of financial analysis, before being appointed to manage the firm’s international loans office. In 1977, he joined Fiat where he was tasked with managing various departments before his eventual promotion to director of finance.
In 2002, he was appointed CEO of Fiat. From 2003 to 2007 he was Chairman of Mediobanca, where he was restructured the firm after many years of poor performance. In 2008, he became the Chairman of Telecom Italia.
Philanthropy and awards
Di Genola is heavily involved in philanthropic activities for Piedmont Cancer Centre; the Arco Foundation, which supports drug addicts; and the Eduardo Agnelli Foundation, a charity supporting disadvantaged people. In 1999, he was awarded the Order of Merit for “his incessant work on Italy’s financial stage”, and he was made a Knight of the National Order of the Legion of Honour in 2007.
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