Mestre (Venice) 22 April 2021 – The ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting of Banca Ifis, which met today in single call, chaired by Sebastien Egon Fürstenberg in accordance with the applicable provisions, and hence in the manner set out in Art. 106 of Decree-Law no. 18 of 17 March 2020, approved:
The Board of Directors, which met at the end of the Shareholders’ Meeting, appointed Frederik Geertman as Chief Executive Officer of Banca Ifis, granting him the relevant powers.
Mr Geertman will lead the Group’s development and digitisation, developing synergies between the Bank’s different business lines, which have recently been expanded further.
Frederik Geertman, 50 years old, graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in Holland and achieved an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. From 2016 to date, he has held the position of Deputy General Manager and Chief Commercial Officer of UBI Banca, coordinating nationally-important economic and industrial relaunch operations. Before this, he spent almost ten years with the international banking group UniCredit, amongst others as Head of Global Marketing and Segment Management for various European countries and as Manager responsible for the Italian network of branches for Families and SMEs. He began his professional career with a leading strategic consulting firm, McKinsey & Co., first in Holland and thereafter in Italy. During his career, Mr Geertman has driven the digitisation of customers’ relations with an omni-channel approach, at the same time increasing the commercial productivity of the companies in which he operated through the redesign of the organisation and commercial processes.
Frederik Geertman succeeds Luciano Colombini who, on 21 December 2020, announced that he was relinquishing his mandate as Director, including his delegations, in the parent company with effect from 22 April 2021. Today, Mr Colombini also resigned from his role as director in the subsidiaries.