Chief Executive Officer
General Manager

Piero Luigi Montani

Chief Executive Officer of BPER Banca S.p.A. since april 2021, from august 2021 he also holds the position of General Manager. 

He began his professional career at Credito Italiano where he held roles of increasing responsibility.

From July 1995 to August 1997, he was Chief Executive Officer of Credit Consult SIM S.p.A., a stock brokerage company of the UniCredit Group, which later merged into Fineco S.p.A.

From August 1997 to March 1999, he held the role of Joint General Manager of Rolo Banca 1473 with responsibility for administrative and accounting, legal, organisation and personnel services.

From March 1999 to July 2000, he held the position of General Manager and was then appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Banca Popolare di Novara with the task of defining the merger with Banca Popolare di Verona. 

From April 2002 to January 2003, he was General Manager of Banco Popolare di Verona e Novara. 

From February 2003, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Banca Antonveneta S.p.A., where in January 2006, after the acquisition of the bank by ABN AMRO, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Steering Committee. In January 2007, he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President.

In July 2011, he joined Poste Italiane, with the role of executive, as a member of staff of the Chief Executive Officer, to then be seconded with the role of Chief Executive Officer in Mediocredito Centrale, an institution acquired by Poste to sell, at the direction of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Banca del Mezzogiorno.

In January 2012, he joined Banca Popolare di Milano with the role of Managing Director with the task of drawing up a restructuring project aimed at reconfiguring the relations between the company and employee organisations.

In October 2013, he took on the role of Chief Executive Officer of Banca Carige with the aim of preparing a new business plan for the Group aimed at the turnaround of the Genoese institution.

In the past, he has held the positions of Chairman of Multitel S.p.A.; of Vice President of EuroPlus Research & Management, of Vice President of Interbanca S.p.A. and of Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane S.p.A. as well as Director of the Italian Banking Association (A.B.I.), of Lloyd Adriatico S.p.A., of Credito Bergamasco S.p.A., of SO.GE.PO. S.G.R., of CA.RI.CE.SE. S.r.l., of Credito Industriale Sammarinese S.A., of HOPA S.p.A., of Si-Holding S.p.A., of Carta-Si S.p.A., of Banca Akros S.p.A., of Cassa di Risparmio di Savona S.p.A., of Banca Cesare Ponti S.p.A. and Director and Member of the Management Committee of the FITD - Interbank Deposit Protection Fund.

In May 2020, he was awarded the honour of Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by the President of the Italian Republic.

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