Dr. Federico GHIZZONI
Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit S.p.A., Italy
He started his career in 1980 as customer relations manager at UniCredit's Piacenza Branch.
Having worked as the Head of Credit & Marketing Department at Piacenza Branch, Ghizzoni assumed the position of Branch Director in Trieste between 1988 and 1989. Continuing his career as Director of Seriate Branch between 1990 and 1992, Ghizzoni was appointed Deputy General Manager to UniCredit's London Office.
After having been appointed the UniCredit's Singapore Office General Manager in 1995, Ghizzoni became Executive Director responsible of Corporate and International Banking between 2000 and 2002 at Bank Pekao S.A, affiliate of the UniCredit Group. In 2003 Ghizzoni started to work at Koç Financial Services, a 50-50 joint venture of Koç Holding and UniCredit Group.
In his capacity as Executive Board Member of Koç Financial Services and all its affiliates, Ghizzoni has also been serving in the upper management, responsible of auditing, risk management, planning and control. After the acquisition by Koç Financial Services of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi and its affiliates, he become the COO & Executive Board Member of Koç Financial Services and COO & Vice Chairman of Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi.
In July 2007, he was appointed Head of Poland's Markets Division at UniCredit and Board Member responsible for the CEE Banking Division at Bank Austria AG.
In April 2009 he has been appointed Member of UniCredit Group Executive Management Committee.
He is also Supervisory Board Member in various companys of UniCredit/ Bank Austria Group, such as: Bank Pekao SA, Yapi Kredi Bankasi AS, UniCredit Tiriac Bank SA, UniCredit Global Leasing.