Leadership

 
Mr
Ettore
Caselli
Chairman

Ettore Caselli started his career in 1964 at Banco S. Geminiano e S. Prospero. After becoming an executive in 1971, he took on increasing responsibilities as the Manager of some of the Bank's key branches until July 1984, when he joined Banca Popolare di Cavezzo as Vice General Manager. He became General Manager in October 1986.

In May 1987, after the Bank was merged into Banca Popolare dell'Emilia, he was appointed Management Representative and Head of the Lending Department. In May 1992, he became Vice Central Manager and the head of the Romagna Area Department.

Then, starting from 1995, he served as Central Manager, Vice General Manager, and eventually, from July 2003 to December 2007, General Manager.

In October 2009, he became the Bank's Vice Chairman.

He has been the Chairman of BPER's Board of Directors since 18th January 2011.

In 2012, he was made Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Currently, he serves as the Chairman of Assopopolari – the National Association of Italian Cooperative Banks; Board Member of ABI – the Italian Banking Association; Vice Chairman of ICBPI – Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane S.p.A.; and Chairman of ICBPI's Consultation Agreement.

Current position in the BPER Group: Chairman of BPER (Europe) International S.A..

Mr
Ettore
Caselli
Chairman
Mr
Alessandro
Vandelli
Managing Director

He graduated with honours in Economics from the Modena University in 1984. He then attended business management courses. He collaborated with business associations contributing to research projects and studies and also served as professor.
He joined the Bank in 1984 and over the years he has held numerous leadership positions: in 1992 he was head of financial analysis at the Credit Department; after operating in the sales network, in 1996 he was chosen to launch the Corporate Finance segment; in 2005 he was in charge of the Equity Investments and Special Projects Service; in 2007 he took over the position of Central Manager serving as Head of the Strategies and Group Management Department; in 2008 he was appointed Vice General Manager; in 2010 he took over the position of General Manager of Banco di Sardegna.
On 1st July 2012 he returned to BPER serving as Vice General Manager and Chief Financial Officer. Since 16 April 2014 he has been holding the position of Managing Director of BPER.
He was Vice Chairman of Arca S.G.R. S.p.A. and Member of the Board of Directors of Arca Merchant S.p.A., Promac S.p.A., Finduck Group S.p.A., Imco S.p.A. and Alba Leasing S.p.A., as well as of companies of the BPER Group such as Meliorbanca S.p.A., Banca della Campania S.p.A. and Em.Ro. Popolare Società Finanziaria di Partecipazioni S.p.A.; he was Member of the Investment Committees of various Private Equity Funds.
He is Member of the Board and of the Executive Committee of ABI and Board Member of Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi (FITD) and of Unione Fiduciaria S.p.A.

He holds the position of Board Member of BPER Services S.c.pa., a company belonging to the BPER Group.

Mr
Alessandro
Vandelli
Managing Director
Mr
Fabrizio
Togni
General Manager

He has been employed with Banca Popolare di Modena since September 1976.
He developed his career becoming Branch Manager of Agenzia 1 in Reggio Emilia, Manager of the Verona Headquarters, Branch Manager of Agenzia 3 in Modena and, then, sales expert of BPER in charge of the Carpi area.
He served as Vice General Manager of Banca Popolare di Salerno (later merged into Banca della Campania) in 1999-2000 and then as General Manager until January 2002.
In 2002 he served as Head of the Credit Department of Banco di Sardegna, then from January 2003 to April 2004 he was Head of the Bank’s Business Affairs Department.

He was Vice General Manager of Banca di Sassari from May 2004 and then General Manager of the same until March 2008.
He was Member of the Board of Directors of SardaLeasing S.p.A. and of Presticinque S.p.A.
He served as General Manager of Banca CRV Cassa di Risparmio di Vignola S.p.A. from 1st April 2008 to 31 July 2010.
He was General Manager of Banca Popolare di Ravenna from 1st August 2010 to 31 December 2011.
He was Vice General Manager of BPER from 1st January 2012 and since 1st January 2013 he has been holding the position of General Manager.
He was a Board Member of Banca Popolare di Ravenna S.p.A.

He currently holds the following positions in the BPER Group: Chairman of the Board of Directors of BPER Trust Company S.p.A; Board Member of BPER Services S.c.pa. and of Banco di Sardegna S.p.A.

Mr
Fabrizio
Togni
General Manager
Mr
Eugenio
Garavini
Vice General Manager

He graduated in Economics from the Modena University in 1982. He has been employed with Banca Popolare di Modena since February 1978. From November 1982 to November 1984 he was given leave of absence to participate in international cooperation projects for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Central African Republic. In December 1984 he took up his duties again in various operating units in the Bank’s sales network. From July 1995 to June 1997 he was Head of the Business Affairs Department at Banca Popolare del Materano while this Bank was joining the BPER Group. From July 1997 to January 2000 he returned to the parent company first serving as sales expert for the Sales Department, then as Head of Human Resources.

From February 2000 to September 2003, he was Vice General Manager of Banca Popolare del Materano and at the same time, in 2001 and 2002, Member of the Board of Directors of Ritrimat S.p.A. From October 2003 to September 2004 he was Head of the Consumer Department project at Banca di Sassari, from October 2004 to December 2007 he was General Manager of Eurobanca del Trentino S.p.A. He was appointed Central Manager and served as Head of Operations of BPER from January 2008 to December 2010.
From January 2011 he has been Central Manager responsible for the Strategies and Group Management Department of BPER and on 10 November 2011 he was appointed Vice General Manager of BPER. From April 2011 to December 2012 he was Member of the Board of Directors of Banca della Campania S.p.A. He was Member of the Committee for Trade Union and Labour Affairs of ABI.

He currently holds the following positions in the BPER Group: Board Member of BPER Services S.c.pa., Banca di Sassari S.p.A., Nadia S.p.A., Tholos S.p.A. and of Modena Terminal S.r.l., companies belonging to the BPER Group.
He also holds the following positions: Chairman of Galilei Immobiliare S.r.l.; Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Internal Audit Committee of ICBPI S.p.A. - Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane

Mr
Eugenio
Garavini
Vice General Manager
Mr
Pierpio
Cerfogli
Vice General Manager

He graduated in Economics from the Modena University.

He was hired in September 1981 at Banca Popolare di Modena.
At BPER he has held the position of Sales Director from September 2004, Vice Central Manager from April 2008, Central Manager from April 2010 and Group Sales Director of the BPER Group from December 2012.
Since 1st April 2014 he has been Vice General Manager of BPER.

From January 2013 he was first of all Deputy Vice General Manager, then General Manager of Banca della Campania S.p.A. until March 2014.
He was Member of the Board of Directors of LINEA S.p.A. (April 2001 - March 2004), of C.A.T. Progetto Impresa Modena società consortile a r.l. (December 2001 - January 2010), of B&A Broker S.p.A. (February 2004 - May 2012), of Key Client Card and Solution S.p.A. until it was merged into CartaSì S.p.A. (October 2007 - December 2012), of Cassa di Risparmio di Bra S.p.A. (May 2008 - May 2012), of Cassa di Risparmio di Savigliano S.p.A. (April 2009 - January 2013), of Arca Vita S.p.A. (April 2009 - May 2012), of Meliorbanca Private S.p.A. (September 2009 - February 2011), of Cassa di Risparmio della Provincia dell’Aquila S.p.A. (April 2011 - February 2013), of Banca di Sassari S.p.A. (April 2012 - January 2013).

Since January 2012 he has been a Member of the Technical Committee for Banks and Markets of ABI.
He is currently Member of the Board of Directors of CartaSì S.p.A. and of Emil-Ro Factor S.p.A..

 

Mr
Pierpio
Cerfogli
Vice General Manager
MR
Gian Enrico
Venturini
Vice General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors

He graduated in Law from the Bologna University.

After a short period of apprenticeship at legal firms, he was hired by Banca Popolare di Cesena, where he became attorney-in-fact responsible for legal affairs.

He moved to Modena in 1996, after Banca Popolare di Cesena was merged into Banca Popolare dell’Emilia (renamed BPER). He held roles of increasing responsibility: first of all head of the Legal Affair Department, then of the General Secretary’s Office and, from January 2009, of the General Affairs Department.

In November 2010 he became General Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Directors in compliance with art. 35 of the current Articles of Association.
Since 1st April 2014 he has been Vice General Manager of BPER.
 
He represents the Bank and the Group in the Italian Banking Association (ABI – Associazione Bancaria Italiana) and in the Technical Committee for Banks and Regulatory Framework.
He is Board Member of Atrikè S.p.A.
Positions held in the BPER Group: Vice Chairman of BPER (Europe) International S.A.; Director of  Banca della Campania S.p.A., Modena Terminal S.r.l., Mutina S.r.l., Nadia S.p.A., Nettuno Gestione Crediti e EM.RO. Finance Ireland Limited.

MR
Gian Enrico
Venturini
Vice General Manager and Secretary of the Board of Directors
Dott.
Claudio
Battistella
Vice Direttore Generale

Graduated in Business & Economics at the University of Turin and completed Master in Management Banking, at INSEAD, Fontainebleau.

In 1980, he began his career in Arthur Andersen. He then moved to Interbanca. Then held several roles of increasing responsibility, both in the Credit Department and in the Equity Research Department.

At the end of 1987, he has joined Istituto Bancario San Paolo in Turin, to set up the Equity Research Department.

After that he has been appointed as Head of Strategic Bank Holdings.

Since 1999, he has been appointed as Head of Credit Control and then as Head of Critical Positions.

In 2010 Claudio Battistella has been appointed as Head of Distressed Loans of Intesa Sanpaolo (and formerly as Head of Problematic Credit Department).

He is currently Professor of Financial Reorganizations and Distress Value Investing at Bocconi University and Professor of Crisis and Restructuring of the Company at LUM - Jean Monnet of Bari.


He currently holds the following positions in the BPER Group: since April 2015 he has joined BPER Group as Chief Lending Officer - Head of Group Loans. Since January 1, 2016, he is Deputy General Manager of BPER.

He also holds the following positions: Since April 2015 he is a board member of Cassa di Risparmio di Saluzzo SpA. In the past he has held similar roles in companies related to his previous role. 

Dott.
Claudio
Battistella
Vice Direttore Generale