Illimity: il futuro delle banche e Ia sostenibilità
Corrado PasseraFounder & CEO of illimity
Corrado Passera was born in Como, Italy, into a family of entrepreneurs. Following a degree in business administration from Bocconi University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, he began his career at McKinsey. Inspired by innovation and challenge, his career path took him from Olivetti to Poste Italiane S.p.A., Intesa Sanpaolo and the Italian Government. At Olivetti, he was challenged by the shift from traditional IT to ICT, which led to two extremely successful start-ups: Omnitel and Infostrada.
At Poste Italiane, between 1998 and 2002, he succeeded in transforming an inefficient public entity into a modern postal service provider, and one of the most successful postal banks worldwide. The creation of Poste Vita, which then gained national leadership, dates to this time. In the banking sector – where he served first as CEO of Ambroveneto, then of Banca Intesa and finally of Intesa Sanpaolo – he helped build one of the most solid European banks.
Among the startup worth mentioning at the time, there was Banca Prossima. Banca Prossima is a bank dedicated to social entrepreneurship and impactful financing and remains one of the most effective models of its kind worldwide. As the Minister of Economic Development, Corrado introduced start-up-friendly legislation, revolutionising the incentive to innovate. In 2018, he launched a bank start-up via Spaxs, the largest special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in Europe, with a raising of 600 million euros of capital. The objective was to create a new “paradigm bank” specialising in SMEs that face challenges in accessing loans, as well as digital and mobile banking services for SMEs and families. The new bank illimity, of which he is CEO, has been listed on the STAR segment of the Borsa Italiana from September 10th 2020.
Silvia PavoniEditor, Sustainable Views, Financial Times Group
Silvia Pavoni is the founding editor of Sustainable Views, a prototype platform by the Financial Times Group that gives readers insight into how environmental, social and governance principles are reshaping capital, and into the emerging sets of policy and regulations driving this change.
Since joining the FT Group in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces for The Banker, for which she most recently was economics editor. She still writes the magazine’s Better Banking column.
Silvia also serves as an advisory board member for the European Risk Management Council and the Women of the Future network, and she is part of the London council of not-for-profit WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America.
In 2019, Silvia was awarded an honorary fellowship by City University of London. She holds an MSc and a BSc in economics and finance from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, where she has also been involved in the development of its sustainable finance programme.
- Timezone: America/New_York
- Date: May 09 2022
- Time: 8:15 am - 8:45 am