Speakers

28 SEPTEMBER 2018
VENICE LIDO
Palazzo del Cinema

Every year, the most important regulators, market players and leaders in the NPL sector deliver key messages and opinions on the most up-to-date topics to the NPL Meeting audience.

For this edition too, we have gathered the main experts in NPL management and the sale and purchase of portfolios, as well as regulators and newcomers from the most dynamic financial markets.
This year, the macroeconomic introduction will be led by Professor Luigi Zingales – University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Click on the photos below to read speaker biographies.

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Giancarlo Bartoletti

Non-Performing Loan Manager
Alba Leasing
Giancarlo Bartoletti has gained over 25 years of experience in the banking and leasing sector. After graduating in law from the University “La Sapienza” of Rome in 1991, with a Bachelor’s thesis in Criminal Law, Giancarlo began his career with professional experiences at Rolo Banca, Unicredit Banca d’Impresa and, later, at Banca Italease. Giancarlo Bartoletti has been part of Alba Leasing since the year of its establishment in 2010. He has been in charge of NPL activities since 2013 and is currently the Non-Performing Loan Manager – related to Credit Recovery, Litigation and Remarketing structures.
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Rino Antonucci

Head of UTP
Cariparma
Rino Antonucci started his career in BNL, where he worked, between 1998 and 2007, as Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking, after achieving a Magna cum Laude Degree in Economics and Business Administration in Rome, at "La Sapienza" University. After this experience, Rino joined Cariparma Crédit Agricole in 2007 as Head of Corporate for Central Italian Regions, where he has coordinated the Senior Relationship Managers to achieve the commercial objective, ensuring the quality of credits for companies with an over 70 €mln turnover; in 2014 he became Head of Area Territoriale Nord, with a coordination role of whole corporate deparments in the north of Italy, developing specific expertise in credit process restructuring and enterprise risk management. Over 2015-2016 Rino covered the role of Head of Credit Control Department for CA Italia Banking Group (Banks and Calit), direct reporting to CEO, continuing and further strengthening his previous experiences and focusing especially in credit risk control. After the charge of Head of Rome Territorial Direction (over 2017), with the responsibility to coordinate all branches in this Area, in this way completing his banking experience also in leading and managing the retail business, he is currently in charge managing NPL strategy for CA Italia Banking Group, with direct coordination of whole UTP exposures of Credit Agricole Italia (Banks and Calit).
 
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Josè Brena

Head of Group Distressed Asset Solutions
Unicredit
José Breña was born in Lima (Peru). He is married with two daughters. José graduated from Tufts University in the USA with a double major in Economics and Biology.  He began his professional career at Irving Trust Company (now Bank of NY), where he held positions in the Energy and Mineral Department and Project Finance Department.  He subsequently joined GE Capital in Stamford Ct. where he held multiple positions, including as the leader the GE Capital Structured Finance Group activities in Europe. In 2000, José joined TD Capital Communications Partners, opening their London Office and thereafter joined Royal Bank of Scotland as Deputy Head of Special Lending Services, RBS's restructuring business. In 2006, José joined NewSmith Financial Products LLP as a Partner.  He joined UniCredit, in 2008 when UniCredit acquired Newsmith Financial Products.  José has held multiple positions in UniCredit including Head of Group Special Credit, overseeing UniCredit's restructuring activities. Today, José is Head of Group Distressed Asset Solutions, responsible for development and execution of strategies regarding the sale of impaired assets and ventures to manage impaired assets under alternative structures.

 

 
 
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Craig Buick

Chief Financial Officer
Cabot
Craig joined the Group in January 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. Between 2002 and 2015, he held a number of senior finance and audit roles with GE Capital, including CFO of GE Money Italy and Managing Director for GE Capital International. Craig qualified as a chartered accountant in Australia with PricewaterhouseCoopers and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Commerce) degree from Adelaide University.
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Marco Cavazzutti

Head of NPE
Carige
Marco Cavazzutti (Born in Bergamo on 19/11/1961) began his professional career in 1998 at Credito Italiano, now Unicredit Group, where he held various professional positions: Branch Manager, Head of Credit, North Western Italy, Head of Restructuring, Northern Italy and Head of Restructuring, unitl 2010. He joined Banca Popolare di Bari on 2016 as Head Office Manager. Since Sept 2017 to present he joined in Banca Carige spa where he was appointed Head of NPE Unit Graduation in Law :Università degli Studi di Milano
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Stefano Del Punta

Chief Financial Officer
Intesa Sanpaolo
Chief Financial Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo, appointed to the post in May 2013. Graduated in Economics at the University of Rome. Since 1988 he worked for IMI S.p.A. within the Finance and Investment Division. In 1992 he was transferred to London at IMI Securities Ltd and at the end of the same year he became General Manager of IMI-CPR in Paris. In 1994 Mr. Del Punta was appointed Responsible for Risk Control and Planning at IMI Bank Luxembourg. In 1995 he became Managing Director of Mabon Securities (IMI Group) in New York. In 1997 he was appointed General Manager of Turis A.G. (IMI Group). In April 1998 he went back to the IMI headquarter in Rome as Responsible of the International Loans Department. After the merger with Sanpaolo Bank, he was appointed Head of the International Corporate and Structured Finance Division. After a short period at Banco di Napoli as Head of Planning & Control, Mr. Del Punta became Head of Group Finance of Sanpaolo IMI in April 2002. In 2007, after the merger with Banca Intesa, he became Treasurer of Intesa Sanpaolo. In addition, he is Member of the Board of Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi, Member of the Board of Italian Association Banking (ABI), Member of the Management Committee of Fondo Nazionale di Garanzia and Chairman of Banking Supervision Committee (BSC) of European Banking Federation (EBF).
 
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Mikael Ericson

CEO
Intrum

Ericson assumed the role as CEO and President on March 1 2016. Previously he has held various leading positions within the banking and finance sector. His last position as Head of International Banking at Danske Bank. He was previously the CEO of Carnegie AB. Ericson holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics at Stockholm University.

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Flavio Gianetti

Head of Investments Management and Special Transactions Department
Capital Light Bank - Intesa Sanpaolo

A graduate of Economics and Business from the University of Turin, he began his career in Toro Assicurazioni in 1992, where he worked in the Life Insurance Division.

In 1995, he joined Sanpaolo Bank where he worked in the Shareholdings Department. After the merge between Sanpaolo and IMI (1999) his activity geared towards Mergers & Acquisitions.  In 2005, he became Head of Extraordinary Operations Office within the Shareholdings Department.

In Intesa Sanpaolo (2007) he became Deputy Head of Strategic Operations and Special Projects, structure in charge of Merger & Acquisitions, special projects, industrial advisory and intelligence activities for the whole Group.

In 2014, he became Head of Shareholdings Department (€10 billion. of non-core assets under management, including a full-fledged commercial bank in Ukraine) within Capital Light Bank Division. In 2017, always in Capital Light Bank, he became Head of Investment Management and Special Transactions, adding to the previous responsibilities the execution of the Group’s NPL disposals and Loans Strategic Partnerships.

In his career, he concluded around 70 transactions including acquisitions, disposals and mergers, worth more than €30 billion, including the €11 billion NPL disposal and the partnership with Intrum.

He has been a board director of banks (Slovenia, Croatia and Ukraine), insurance companies (Italy) and real estate companies (Italy and Hungary).


 
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Edoardo Ginevra

Chief Risk Officer
Banco BPM

Edoardo Ginevra joined Banca Popolare di Milano in 2015 as Chief Risk Officer

After achieving a MD in Political Economy in Milan, Bocconi University, Edoardo started his career in Bank of Italy, where between 1990 and 1999 he worked as a credit institution examiner in the Banking Supervision Department.

After this experience, Edoardo embraced the consulting industry, where he had the opportunity to get in contact and collaborate with a wide range of banks, based in Europe and in the Emerging Markets. Between 1999 and 2012, Edoardo worked in McKinsey, became a partner in 2005. He contributed to several banking projects, both in Europe and in Middle East & Africa, developing specific expertise in credit process restructuring and enterprise risk management.

From 2012 to 2015 Edoardo joined Oliver Wyman as a partner in the European Finance & Risk practice, continuing and further strengthening his previous experiences and focusing especially in South-East European markets


 
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Thiam Joo Lim

Head of group of risk management
UniCredit

TJ Lim is the Group CRO of UniCredit  and a member of the Executive Management Committee. He is in charge, since September 2017, of the strategic steering of risks at Group level and the definition of Risk Management policies and guidelines. He joined UniCredit Group in July 2008. TJ was Global Head of Markets at the Corporate & Investment Banking prior to joining the risk family of UniCredit in 2016, as Group Deputy CRO, also heading the new Group NPE (non performing exposure) structure. TJ has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets with senior level roles at Merrill Lynch, UBS, Dresdner and JP Morgan. Prior to joining UniCredit, TJ was the founder and CEO of New Smith Financial Products, a specialist in restructuring and Collateralised Debt Obligation workouts and event-driven Structured Finance. Born in Kuala Lumpur, TJ is an engineer by training, holding a mechanical engineering degree from University of Glasgow, a Master of Applied Science in operations research from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.


 
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Salvatore Immordino

CEO
REV Gestione Crediti S.p.A.

Salvatore Immordino has been appointed as CEO of REV Gestione Crediti SpA, AMC in compliance to the Italian Legislative Decree n.180 art. 45, issued on 15th December 2015; REV has been established in order to manage non performing assets of the four Italian Banks.

Salvatore over forty years experience in the banking sector. Covered managerial positions in Intesa Sanpaolo Group, covering the role of General Manager of Banca dell'Adriatico, head of Sicily region of Intesa Sanpaolo, deputy head of Puglia e Molise regions in Sanpaolo, head of the loans and internal control departments.

Appointed several times by Bank of Italy as Extraordinary Commissioner of Banks in "special administration“ and recently CEO of Nuova Carichieti

He was a menber of the Regional Commission ABI Sicily, Marche and Abruzzo, and member of the Chamber of Commerce Pesaro Urbino, Pescara.


 
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Fabio Longo

Managing Director
Bain Capital
Mr. Longo joined Bain Capital Credit in 2013. He is a Managing Director in the Non-Performing Loan and Real Estate team that is part of Distressed and Special Situations and is based in Bain Capital Credit’s London office. Previously, Mr. Longo was a Principal in the European Principal Finance Fund at Apollo investing in non-performing loan portfolios and real estate assets being disposed by European financial institutions. Mr. Longo started his career in the Investment Banking group at Goldman Sachs.
 
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Gianni Mion

Senior Advisor
Leonardo & Co. S.p.A.

Former CEO of Edizione (Benetton holding, including Atlantia, AdR, Autogrill, ect.) from 1986 to 2012.

In 1986, Mr. Mion was appointed chief executive officer of Edizione Holding, the holding company of the Benetton family’s diversified business interests (including Atlantia, AdR, Autogrill, ect.), where in 2012 he became executive vice-chairman. Previous relevant experiences include: CFO of Marzotto S.p.A. , various senior management position in Gepi S.p.A. (Italian holding company focus on the restructuring of strategic Italian companies).
 
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Marina Natale

CEO
Società per Gestione delle Attività
Born in Saronno (VA) on 13 May 1962, she graduated with honours in Economics and Commerce from l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. She has been C.E.O. of the Società per la Gestione di Attività S.G.A. SpA (an asset management company ) since July 2017, before which she held numerous positions in Unicredit SpA, the last one being Deputy General Manager after having been the CFO in 2009 and having managed the Group’s most important external growth operations. She is currently a member of the Investor Committee in the Italian Recovery Fund (formerly Atlante II), and a member of both Valentino’s Board of Directors and that of the Fiera Milano.
 
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Roberto Nicastro

European Advisor
Cerberus

Roberto Nicastro, born in 1964, is European Advisor to Cerberus, one of the leading Private Equity global funds, specialized in banking and finance.

Roberto is also the Chairman of Cassa del Trentino, Board member in a few other companies and an “angel investor” in the Fintech sector. 

In 2015-2017, Roberto was Chairman of the so-called Four Good Banks (Chieti, Ferrara, Etruria, Marche), in charge of their financial restructuring and subsequent divestiture on behalf of the Bank of Italy, in compliance with the BRRD (Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive), the first completed bail-in resolution in Europe.

Prior to this, Roberto worked for 18 years within Unicredit Group, which he joined in 1997 starting as Planning Manager and becoming its General Manager in 2011. In Unicredit, he was previously in charge of founding and guiding its Central Eastern European leadership as well as of managing the Retail Business.

In 2010-2012, Roberto was Chairman of the European Financial Marketing Association and Deputy Chairman of the Italian Banking Association.

Beforehand, Roberto worked with McKinsey & Co. and with Salomon Brothers in London.

Roberto is married and has two children.

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Klaus Nysteen

CEO
Hoist Finance

Hoist Finance employee since 2018.

Born: 1966. Education: Master of Business administration from Norwegian school of economics and business administration (NHH). Other assignments: Chairman for Webstep ASA, Board member in Asset Buyout Partner AS. Previous experience: Board member of AFF, Senior Advisor at Nordic Capital, Lindorff Group, CEO, Entra Eiendom AS CEO, Statoil Fuel & Retail ASA, CFO, and Storebrand Bank ASA, CEO. Board member of AIM Norway, Hinna Park, Oslo S Utvikling and Powerhouse . Shareholding: 32 870 shares.


 
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Paolo Petragni

Managing Director
Quaestio Capital Management SGR S.p.A
Previously, he was Managing Director at UBS Wealth Management in Milan, responsible for UHNW and Family Offices. Prior to this, he was Managing Director at JP Morgan in Milan and Geneva. With more than 30 years of financial experience, he started his career as an Investment Banker for Salomon Brothers in New York and London within the Financial Institutions, M&A and Corporate Finance sectors. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) diploma.
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Massimo Ruggieri

Head of Italian Operations
Elliott Advisors
Massimo Ruggieri is an investment professional at Elliott Advisors, where he focuses on structured credit and real estate investments. Before Elliott, Massimo spent several years as Managing Director in Deutsche Bank, holding a variety of roles in the group responsible for structuring, distributing and investing into credit products (including ABS, illiquid assets and non performing loans). Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, he was at UBS and Morgan Stanley in the securitisation departments of these banks. Massimo has been working in the structured credit industry since 1998 and during his career he has led several high profile transactions with financial institutions and Governments.
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Gian Luca Santi

General Manager of Real Estate, Other Companies and NPL
Unipol Rec
2011 – Present
UNIPOL GRUPPO FINANZIARIO SPA
General Manager of Real Estate, Other Companies and NPL
Member of the Group Management Committee
CEO of Gruppo UNA S.p.a., CEO of Tenute del Cerro S.p.a., CEO of Unipol ReC S.p.a., Chairman of Unipol Reoco S.p.a., Chairman of Ambra Property S.r.l., Chairman of Marina di Loano S.p.a., Chairman of Unipolsai Investimenti Società di Gestione del Risparmio S.p.A., Chairman of Villa Ragionieri S.r.l., Chairman of Midi S.r.l., Board Director of IEO.
UNIPOLSAI ASSICURAZIONI SPA
Co-General Manager of Real Estate, Other Companies and NPL
2008 – 2010
BANCA MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA
Head of Planning and Control, Member of the Management Team of Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A., Vice Chairman Monte Paschi Investments S.p.A..
2003 – 2008
BANCA ANTONVENETA
Member of the Top Executive Group of ABN AMRO – Corporate Executive Vice President, Member of the Management Committee Italy, Head of Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development & Equity Investments, Strategy & Value Creation.
Previusly Vice General Manager Banca Antonveneta.
2002 – 2003
BANCO POPOLARE DI VERONA E NOVARA
Head of Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Investor Relations.
2000 – 2002
BANCA POPOLARE DI NOVARA
Head of Risk Management, Planning and Investor Relations.
1994 – 2000
ROLO BANCA 1473 (ora Unicredit)
Planning Control and Investor Relations
1990 – 1994
FERRUZZI FINANZIARIA / MONTEDISON
Planning Control
1989 – 1990
BANCA COMMERCIALE ITALIANA (ora Banca Intesa)
Banking Business
 
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Riccardo Serrini

CEO
Prelios Credit Servicing
Riccardo Serrini joined Prelios in 2011. He's Prelios Group General Manager and CEO of Prelios Credit Servicing. He was previously General Manager and CIO of Prelios SGR. With 22 years of professional experience, 15 of which in real estate finance, he originated, structured, distributed and managed over 12 billion euro worth of equity, quasi-equity and debt transactions, securitizations (CMBS/RMBS) and NPL acquisitions. He had previously been CEO and Chairman of ING Real Estate Investment Management SGR and of the main investment vehicles, Fund Director of Italian Retail Fund and Head of Business Development. From 2005 to 2008 he worked as Head of SPG Italy at Morgan Stanley International Bank and, previously, as Global Head of Real Estate Finance at Intesa San Paolo. He graduated in Business Administration at Università Bocconi of Milan.
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Fabrizio Viola

Senior Advisor
Boston Consulting Group

Fabrizio Viola was born in Rome on 19th January 1958, got his Classial Studies Diploma in 1976 from Istituto Tito Livio in Milan and graduated in Business Economics in 1981 from Bocconi University.

Mr. Viola has substantial experience from serving for many years as top manager in leading Italian banks, which has accrued also in contexts of business reorganization and turnaround.

After six years of business consulting, he joined Gruppo IMI in 1987, moved to Fondiaria Assicurazioni from 1990 to 1995, served in Banca Popolare di Milano as Deputy General Manager from 1995 to 1999 and Investment Manager in Ges.Fi.Mi S.p.A..

After about a three-year experience as Deputy General Manager in Banca Popolare di Vicenza, he joined again Gruppo BPM in October 2001 serving as Joint General Manager and member of the Board of Directors of BPM Gestioni SGR which he became General Manager of in 2002.

In 2004 he assumed the office of General Manager of the Parent Company, Banca Popolare di Milano.

Between 2008 and 2011 he joined Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna serving as Managing Director.

After joining Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena in January 2012 and serving as General Manager, he was appointed Managing Director in May 2012, position which he held until September 2016.

From December 2016 he served as Chief Executive Officer in Banca Popolare di Vicenza S.p.A. and as Board member in Veneto Banca S.p.A. and Chairman of the Steering Committee.

From 25 June 2018 to 17 April 2018 he was Liquidator of Banca Popolare di Vicenza S.p.A. Compulsory Winding Up and Veneto Banca S.p.A. Compulsory Winding Up.

From February the 1st he is Senior Advisor in Boston Consulting Group.


 
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Luigi G. Zingales

Finance Professor
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Born February 8, 1963 in Padua, is a finance professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and the author of two widely reviewed books. Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists (2003) is a study of "relationship capitalism". In A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity (2012), Zingales "suggests that channeling populist anger can reinvigorate the power of competition and reverse the movement toward a 'crony system'." Zingales generated controversy in 2018 when he invited former White House Chief StrategistSteve Bannon to debate globalization and immigration at the University of Chicago against an undecided expert in the field. The decision sparked protests from students and faculty given Bannon's history of controversial statements. Zingales received a bachelor's degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan. In 1992 he earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for thesis titled The value of corporate control under the supervision of James M. Poterba and Oliver Hart. In the same year he joined the faculty of University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance. Zingales also serves as a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. Zingales has been featured prominently in news media, which falls in line with his belief that economists should take a more public stance regarding what they believe in. While a traditional economist in many respects, he is known for some of his unique opinions. He has advocated replacing all taxes with a single consumption tax, a position usually associated with political conservatives. On the other hand, he has voiced support for greater regulation of the banking industry. Perhaps most interesting is his support of the United States debt ceiling, which is almost universally held in low regard by his colleagues. In July 2012, Zingales took part in the 'No-Brainer Economic Platform' project of NPR's program Planet Money. He supported a six-part reform plan that involved eliminating all American income, corporate, and payroll taxes as well as the war on drugs and replacing the system with a broad consumption tax (including taxing formerly illegal substances) His main field of study is business economics, with a heavy focus on organizations and entrepreneurship. He was the winner of the 2003 Germán Bernácer Prize to the best European economist under 40 working in macro-finance. In 2012, he was named by Foreign Policy magazine to its list of FP Top 100 Global Thinkers, "For reminding us what conservative economics used to look like."
 

2018 Highlights

2017 Highlights

How to get there

The NPL Meeting, the most important conference in Italy on NPLs, will be held in Venice as usual but, this year, it will be hosted in an extraordinary location: the Palazzo del Cinema in Venice Lido, the venue for the annual Venice Film Festival takes place in every year. Venice Lido is reachable by boat from Marco Polo airport, Santa Lucia train station and Tronchetto parking. There will be boats available to transfer NPL Meeting guests from one of these points of arrival to Venice Lido on September 27 (about 40 minutes by boat).

We recommend that guests attending or leading workshops on September 27 arrive in Venice Lido on time, at 1:30pm CET. There are trains from Milan and flights from London arriving at about 12pm in Venice; further information about boat transfers will be available a few weeks before the event and will also be sent via email to registered participants.
Transfer at set times from Venice Santa Lucia train station / Marco Polo airport / Tronchetto Parking to Venice Lido on September 27 (about 40 minutes by boat) will be available.