Conversations on Leadership con Corrado Passera, CEO Illimity

Conversations on Leadership with Corrado PasseraCEO Illimity

As part of the Conversations on
 cycle of meetings dedicated to personalities from the world of
Business and Institutions, Corrado Passera is a guest at
the University.

Tuesday, 23rd of March 2021
5:30 PM

Welcome address 

Andrea Prencipe, Luiss Rector


Cristina Alaimo, Assistant
Professor (Research) in Digital Economy and Society.

The webinar is open to all graduates
and students of Luiss Guido Carli.

The session – live streaming – will
last 45’ and will end with a Q&A session.

To participate, registration on Luiss
Career Center is mandatory.


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Corrado Passera was born in
Como, Italy, in 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 transformed 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 - when 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 with 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 band startup via Spaxs, the
largest special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) in Europe, with deposits of
€600 million. 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 STA segment of the Borsa Italiana from September
10th, 2020.