Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo since 29 September 2013. A graduate of Economics and Business from the Luiss University of Rome, he began his career in Banca Nazionale del Lavoro in 1987, where he held the position of Manager in charge of the Corporate Finance and Primary Markets Department. While developing his professional career, he carried out intense academic activities as Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the Business Administration Master of the Luiss School of Management and as Professor of Corporate Finance at the Department of Economics and Business of Ancona University. In 1992 he joined Bonifiche Siele Finanziaria (Parent Company of the Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura banking group), where he held the position of Manager in charge of the Planning and Strategic Control Department. In 1996 he took on the role of Manager in charge of Planning at Banco Ambrosiano Veneto, where in 1997 he became the Manager in charge of the Planning Department. In Banca Intesa, he held the position of Head of Planning and Banking Research Department from 1998 and went on to become Head of the Management Control Head Office Department in 2001 and Head of the Planning and Control Head Office Department in 2002. In Intesa Sanpaolo, in 2007 he became Head of the Value Creation Governance Area, and then became Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and General Manager and Chief Financial Officer in 2012. In May 2013, he became General Manager and Head of the Chief Financial Officer Governance Area, and in June 2013 General Manager, Head of the Chief Financial Officer Governance Area, and Head of the Banca dei Territori Division. In September 2013, he took on the role of Managing Director and CEO (Management Board), General Manager, and Head of the Banca dei Territori Division. In January 2016, he was Managing Director and CEO (Management Board) and General Manager, and, since April 2016, he has held the same positions within the new one-tier governance system adopted by the Bank. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of ABI (Italian Banking Association) and has been a member of the Bocconi University Board since November 2014. On 1 June 2017, Carlo Messina was knighted for Services to Industry "Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.