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Raffaello Ruggieri

Chief Lending Officer Intesa Sanpaolo

Chief Lending Officer since 1 January 2020. He joined the Group in 1999. While covering different roles and responsibilities, including Corporate Turnaround, Project & Industry Specialised Lending, Structured Finance, Investment Banking and Coverage of the main domestic and international clients, he was also in charge of several projects aiming at strengthening the capital structure of major clients, through Equity issues. From 1999 to 2002, he was part of the Banca Commerciale Italiana’s HR and Organisation team and was involved in several organisational projects, jointly with business teams, dealing also with the Comit-Intesa amalgamation. From 2002 to 2005, he was involved in the most critical corporate turnarounds and the international network reorganisation, supporting directly the Head of the Investment Banking Division. From 2005 to 2009, he was part of the Financial Restructuring team within Intesa Sanpaolo, starting up the M&A activities and being involved in the most important Investment Banking and Structured Finance deals. From 2009 to 2011, he handled the most important Corporate Restructuring projects within Banca IMI’s Structure Finance Unit. In 2015, he was given the responsibility for the International Structure Finance business of the Group after having been responsible for the Project & Industry Specialised Lending Italia team, from 2011, and for the international Project Finance business (London, New York and Hong Kong), from 2013. In January 2018, he became responsible for the Global Corporate Department within the Corporate & Investment Banking Division, managing approximately 14,000 clients, both domestic and international, after having been in charge of the Corporate & Strategic Finance Business Unit within Banca IMI from 2016, with responsibility over the Investment Banking (Equity Capital Markets, Debt Capital Markets, M&A) as well as the Structured Finance for Intesa Sanpaolo Group. From December 2015 to May 2017, he was a Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. (Italo - NTV) Board director.