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UniCredit announces new appointments for its International Network, CIB Italy Network and Financing & Advisory (F&A)

UniCredit today announces the appointment of Alfredo Maria De Falco as Head of CIB Americas, Gianluca Savoldi as Head of CIB Italy Network and  Goffredo Guizzardi as Head of F&A Italy


Alfredo Maria De Falco appointed Head of CIB Americas

Alfredo Maria De Falco will take assume the role as Head of CIB Americas, effective 1st October 2016, reporting to the Co-Heads of CIB Division, Olivier Khayat and Gianfranco Bisagni. Based in New York, Alfredo will have the managerial responsibility for all business related activities in the Americas. Alfredo will furthermore take over the role as Co-Branch Manager of UniCredit Bank AG New York Branch. In this role, Alfredo will report to Michael Diederich, Head of UniCredit CIB, Germany.. 


Alfredo joined UniCredit in 2005 and has vast experience in client-facing product and coverage roles from previous senior positions including as Co-Head of Financial Sponsors & Leveraged Finance, Head of Corporate Lending & Structured Finance and Head of Financing & Advisory Italy.  In his most recent role as Head of CIB Italy Network, Alfredo oversaw the project to fully exploit the business potential of Italian multinationals expanding internationally, including to the US market.


Alfredo will take over the responsibility from Giovanni Ronca, who has been promoted new Co-Head of the Group's Italian network together with Andrea Casini. With Lucio Izzi as his deputy, Giovanni will focus on the corporate side of the Italian Network.


Gianluca Savoldi appointed Head of CIB Italy Network

Gianluca Savoldi, currently Head of F&A Italy, will assume the role of Head of CIB Italy Network succeeding Alfredo Maria De Falco, effective 1st October 2016. In this role, he will be responsible for the coverage of the Italian multinationals and large corporate clients who require investment banking products. Gianluca will report to Vittorio Ogliengo, Head of CIB Italy.


Gianluca joined UniCredit in 2000 as Head of Financial Sponsor Solutions Italy, leading the team to a top position in acquisition financing. In addition, in 2014 he assumed the role of Deputy Head of Financial Sponsor Solutions, before being appointed Head of Financing & Advisory Italy later in 2014. Prior to joining UniCredit, Gianluca worked at Commerzbank as Head of Structured Finance. He holds a degree in Economics from Università Cattolica di Milano. Gianluca's strong experience from working with UniCredit's Italian clients and his deep knowledge of the broad spectrum of the bank's Financing & Advisory activities gained during the 16 years in Corporate & Investment Banking, make him the ideal successor for the role.


Goffredo Guizzardi appointed Head of F&A Italy

Goffredo Guizzardi, currently Head of Acquisition Finance and Capital Structure Advisory, will take over the role as Head of F&A Italy from Gianluca Savoldi, effective 1st October 2016. In his new role Goffredo will continue to develop the Italian F&A business, in particular the corporate structured finance, acquisition finance, corporate lending, capital structure advisory and real estate finance.

Goffredo will report to the Global Co-Heads of F&A, Richard Burton and Andreas Mayer and to the Head of CIB Italy, Vittorio Ogliengo.


Goffredo joined UniCredit in 2011 and was appointed Head of Acquisition Finance and Capital Structure Advisory Italy in January 2012. Prior to joining UniCredit, he worked at BNP Paribas. Goffredo holds a degree in Economics of Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. Thanks to Goffredo's significant experience in acquisition and structured finance from working with Italian corporate clients, he is ideally suited to further strengthen and develop the Financing & Advisory business in Italy.