Gino Pozzo Italian businessman
In 1968, Gino Pozzo joined Banca Popolare Italiana in Milan, where he worked as a finance director from 1969-1976. During this time he lived in a small house in Milan. In 1976, Gino Pozzo became the vice president of Banca Popolare Italiana and later vice chairman in 1979.
Gino Pozzo was then made the chairman of Banca Agricola Mantovana but was quickly fired due to his “unorthodox management practices and a tendency to fire managers.” From 1980-1987, Pozzo worked as a nonexecutive director of L’Italia On Line (LIN) which is an IT company that he helped develop into one of Italy’s most successful computer companies. Along with working at L’Italia On Line, Gino Pozzo also worked as a director of San Paolo IMI from 1987-2003 and had shares there from 1996-2004.
In 2004, he started his own investment company called Gino & Co. At this time and up until now, Gino has been the chairman of several companies including L’Italia On Line from 2004-present, Russiagroup (since 2006), ENI S.p.A. (since 2011), Atlantia (since 2007), Monte Paschi supreme councilor since mid-2012 and Atlantia (since 2013). The company is run by his son Guido Pozzo and sister Giuseppa Di Liberto who both are executives of the various companies.
Pozzo is a member of the Global Council of Advisors of New York University and sits on the Board of Directors at Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He has been involved with numerous charities in Italy as well. Pozzo also has been a board member of Fondazione Romagna from 2000 to 2007.
He is also a trustee at Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey and teaches courses there as well. In 2001, Gino was named the President of Patronato Internazionale degli Amici di La Cucina Italiana di Gino Pozzo. Pozzo can speak fluent English and has had an interest in the United States since he was young.
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