Speakers 2020

Alessandro Profumo

CEO, Leonardo, Italy

Alessandro Profumo is Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo S.p.a. since 16 May 2017.  Since July 2017, he is also Honorary Chairman of AIAD (the Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defence and Security).  Prior to this, Mr Profumo served as President of Equita, the leading Italian independent investment bank, from 2015 to 2017. In 1977, he began his career at Banco Lariano, where he worked for ten years.  In 1987, he joined McKinsey & Company where he oversaw strategic and organisational projects for financial companies. In 1989, at Bain, Cuneo & Associati, he was responsible for developing relations with financial institutions. In 1991, he left the company consultancy sector to join RAS – Riunione Adriatica di Sicurtà, where he was responsible, as General Manager, for the banking sector. Consequently, in 1994, he joined Credito Italiano (today Unicredit), where he was appointed Deputy General Manager and put in charge of Planning & Group Control. A year later, he was appointed Chief General Manager and in 1997, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer, a position that he maintained also with Unicredit Group till September 2010. In February 2012, he was nominated by the European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services member of the High-Level Expert Group in Brussels to reform the structure of the EU banking sector. He served as Chairman of Monte dei Paschi di Siena Bank from 2012 to 2015, and he was a Board Member and Chairman of Equita SIM from 2015 to 2017. He was also a member of Eni’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014, and from July 2015 to April 2017. Profumo holds a degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University.