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Chairman, Assicurazioni Generali SpA, Italy
Born in Rome in 1947, Gabriele Galateri di Genola received a classical education at the Ennio Quirino Visconti High School in Rome and earned a law degree from the University of Rome. He earned his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1972.
From 1969 to 1970, Mr. Galateri was an assistant lecturer of economics at Rome University. Starting in 1971, he worked at Banco di Roma as the head of the financial analysis department and later as head of the international financial department. He was financial director at Saint-Gobain in Italy and then assistant to the financial group director in Paris.
In 1977, Mr. Galateri joined FIAT S.p.A., where he moved from head of North, Central, and South American operations at the International Finance Office to head of international finance and, ultimately, director of finance. He was named managing director of IFIL S.p.A in 1986 and became the managing director and general manager of IFI S.p.A. in 1993. He rejoined Fiat S.p.A. in 2002 as chief executive officer, a position he held until December 2002. He then served as chairman of Mediobanca S.p.A. until June 2007. In December 2007, he was appointed chairman of Telecom Italia.
Mr. Galateri is vice chairman of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. He is a nonexecutive member of the boards of TIM Participaç›es S.A., Banca Esperia S.p.A., Banca CRS S.p.A., Italmobiliare S.p.A., Fiera di Genova S.p.A., UTET S.p.A., Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Foundazione Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, and Accor S.A. He is a member of the general council and the executive board as well as the chairman representative for telecommunications and broadband development of Confindustria.
Married with one daughter, Mr. Galateri has been awarded the Cavaliere del Lavore honor.