INTESA SANPAOLO BANK ALBANIA ANNOUNCES
Tirana, September 9th, 2021 – Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania is pleased to announce the appointment of Alessandro D’Oria as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective from August 30, 2021. This appointment was approved from the Board of Directors Meeting of April 20, 2021 and Bank of Albania on August 30, 2021.
The new appointed CEO, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria, will succeed the former CEO, Mr. Silvio Pedrazzi, who has decided to retire after holding the position of CEO in the Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania for eight consecutive years. Under the direction of Mr. Silvio Pedrazzi, significant achievements were marked which have further consolidated the position of the Bank as the fourth largest within the domestic banking sector.
Mr. Alessandro D’Oria’s long experience and expertise in the Italian banking sector, in a highly competitive and complex financial market will further enhance the performance of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania in the upcoming years. Mr. Alessandro D’Oria stated “I am very proud and honored for this new opportunity. I remain confident that Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania will continue to support the economic growth of the Country in all segments, leveraging on strong and sound position we have in terms of market share, capital, liquidity and credit quality.”
The new appointed CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania comes from a long and successful experience in the banking sector. He has been part of Banca Intesa, before its merger with Sanpaolo IMI to create Intesa Sanpaolo Group. During the years 1987-1996, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria held the positions of Relationship Manager and Branch Manager in the region of Puglia whereas from 1997 until 2010 he has held various responsibilities of Area/Segment Manager in several Italian regions for Intesa Sanpaolo Group. During the period 2011-2014, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria was appointed Head of Area Puglia within the Banca dei Territori Division of Intesa Sanpaolo. Meanwhile, he held the positions of Chairman of the Regional Commission of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) for Puglia and Member of the Chamber of Commerce of Puglia for the Credit and Insurance sectors. During the period 2015-2016 he was appointed, always within the Banca dei Territori Division, as Head of Region Milan and Province - one of the seven regions of the Network of Intesa Sanpaolo Bank in Italy - and Vice Chairman of the Regional Commission of the Italian Banking Association (ABI) for Lombardy.
Further, within the International Subsidiary Bank Division of Intesa Sanpaolo, Mr. Alessandro D’Oria held the position of Head of Retail Sub-Department from 2017 to 2019 whereas in early 2020, he was appointed as Head of Retail and Wealth Management Department. Mr. Alessandro D’Oria is currently holding the position of Non-Executive Board Member, Chairman of Risk Committee and Member of Audit Committee in Bank of Alexandria, the Intesa Sanpaolo Subsidiary in Egypt.
About Intesa Sanpaolo: Intesa Sanpaolo is the leading Bank in Italy and one of the soundest and most profitable banks in Europe. It offers commercial, corporate investment banking, asset management and insurance services. The Intesa Sanpaolo Group has approximately 13.5 million customers in Italy who are assisted through both digital and traditional channels and 7.2 million customers abroad with subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 25 countries. Intesa Sanpaolo is recognized as one of the most sustainable banks in the world. For the Group, creating value means being a driver for growth, for the benefit of both society and the economy. As regards the environment, the Group has set up a 6-billion-euro fund for the circular economy. Intesa Sanpaolo supports major economic inclusion and poverty reduction projects, including an impact fund of 1.5 billion euro for loans available to social groups who struggle to access credit. Intesa Sanpaolo has a high level of involvement in cultural initiatives, organised by the Bank or in collaboration with other entities in Italy and further afield. These include permanent and temporary exhibitions showcasing the Bank’s impressive artistic heritage at the Gallerie d’Italia, the Group’s museums located in Milan, Naples, Vicenza and soon Turin.
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About Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania: Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, part of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, is a leading bank in the country that offers quality banking, financial solutions and innovative products & services to corporate clients, institutional and high-income private clients, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and individual customers. We encourage a style of growth that is attentive to sustainable results and the creation of a process based on trust deriving from customer and shareholder satisfaction, a sense of belonging on the part of our employees and close monitoring of the needs of local communities. We compete on the market with a sense of fair play and are ready to cooperate with other economic entities, both public and private, whenever it is necessary to reinforce the overall capacity for growth in the economies of the countries where we operate. Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania acquired Veneto Bank in 2017 and now has a network of 35 branches in different cities of the country and will continue to expand strategically following closely the economic development of Albania. Pro-activity, trust, innovation, simplicity and sustainability determines our relationship with our customers and business innovation and service excellence are inspired by our customers.
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