Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Cassa Depositi e Prestiti
Fabrizio Palermo, 50 years old, is an Italian manager and businessman. Since 2018 he is the CEO and General Manager of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the Italian Promotional Bank & Sovereign Fund.
He holds a degree with honours in Economics from University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
Fabrizio started his career in Morgan Stanley’s London offices, in the Investment Banking Division.
In 1998 he joined McKinsey & Company, where he specialized in corporate restructuring, transformation and turnaround projects for large industrial and financial groups.
In 2005, he moved to Fincantieri Group, where he worked for 9 years, holding several top executive positions including Business Development and Corporate Finance Director, reporting directly to the CEO, before taking on the appointment of Chief Financial Officer (2006–2014) and then of Deputy General Manager (2011–2014).
In 2014 Fabrizio joined Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, where he served as Chief Financial Officer before being appointed CEO in 2018.
Fabrizio Palermo is currently also CEO of CDP Reti S.p.A., is a board member of Fincantieri S.p.A., a member of the Executive Committee of Assonime, a board member of Centro Studi Americani and is Co-Chairman of the Italy-China Business Forum, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Italian Presidency of the B20.
Since 2017, he has been a member of the Italian-French Committee for the alliance project between Fincantieri and Naval Group, aiming at creating a European shipbuilding champion.
Over his career, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of CDP Equity S.p.A., a board member of Fincantieri USA Inc., Vard Group AS, Vard Holdings Limited, Open Fiber S.p.A., Risparmio Holding S.p.A., Equam S.p.A., a member of the Italian Recovery Fund Investors Committee and a board member of the Fondo Atlante Investors Committee.