Short Curriculum Vitae

Cesare Geronzi (Marino, 1935)

"Honoris causa" degree in Economics and Business from the University of Bari;

  • Member of the “Grande Ufficiale Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana”
  • Honorary Fellow of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Awarding of the Knight Commander's Cross of Merit “Croce di Commendatore dell’Ordine al Merito Melitense del Sovrano Militare Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, di Rodi e di Malta
  • Awarding of the honorific title of Knight Commander “Commendatore Sacro Ordine di San Gregorio Magno”

In 1960 he won the Bank of Italy competitive exam for the position of Director of International Relations. From 1980 to 1982 he was Vice Chairman of the Banco di Napoli;
From 2002 to 2007 he was President of Capitalia S.p.A., a holding company of the same name as the banking Group, formed following the demerger of the Banca di Roma, which he had headed until that time. The Banca di Roma was established on 1 August 1992 from the merger of the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, Banco di Santo Spirito and Banco di Roma. The driving force of this merger came from the Cassa di Risparmio di Roma, of which Mr. Cesare Geronzi was Director General from 1982 to 1991.
In 2007, he led the merging of the UniCredit and Capitalia Groups and was subsequently appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Mediobanca S.p.A. and of the parties of the Shareholders' Agreement of Mediobanca S.p.A. From October 2008 to April 2010, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Mediobanca.
Fron April 2010 to april 2011, Chairman of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.

He is currently chairman of Fondazione Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A..

Additional positions held:

Board Member for CASPIE (Independent Health Care Fund for central bank personnel);
Member of the Governing Council for the Vatican Rights Foundation at Bambino Gesù Hospital;