AmCham: Stefano Lucchini (Intesa Sanpaolo) appointed new chairman

Chief Institutional Affairs and External Communication Officer at Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest bank, adds a new prestigious position to a long-standing and well-established relationship with US institutions

Stefano Lucchini

Change at the top of AmCham: Stefano Lucchini, Chief Institutional Affairs and External Communication Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo, the most important Italian bank, is the new President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, a non-profit institution affiliated with the Chamber of Commerce of Washington D.C., which groups together 117 American Chambers of Commerce in 103 countries with over 3 million member companies.

Lucchini was also congratulated by the NIAF (National Italian American Foundation), the most important US foundation of Italian Americans, of which Lucchini himself is a Board Member. ‘We are delighted ,’ reads a note, ‘to see his leadership and experience put to work to strengthen economic ties between the US and Italy. Wewish him all the best in this important role‘.

The new positions on the AmCham Board elected today during the 109th Annual General Meeting of Members for the Executive Committee are, in addition to President Stefano Lucchini Intesa Sanpaolo: Deputy Vice President Luca Franzi, Aon; Vice Presidents Elena Alberti, Penske Automotive, Laura Galli, 3M Italia, Stefano Rebattoni, IBM Italia; Treasurer Maricla Pennesi, Andersen Tax & Legal Italia.

Directors already co-opted during the year Giorgia Favaro, McDonald’s Development Italy, Laura Galli, 3M Italia, Mauro Macchi, Accenture, Marco Piccitto, McKinsey & Company, Inc. Italy, Paola Pirotta, Medtronic Italia. New Board Members Angelo Puca, UPMC, Nicolò Mardegan, Enel, Fiorella Passoni, Edelman Italy, Massimo Petrone, Petrone Group, Thomas D. Smitham, Leonardo.

“We are honoured to have Stefano Lucchini as our new AmCham President, to whom I extend my personal best wishes and those of our entire business community, but we would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to outgoing President Luca Arnaboldi, for his dedication and commitment throughout his term of office,” says Simone Crolla, Managing Director of AmCham Italy. More and more, AmCham is proving to be a strategic fulcrum in the relations between Italy and the United States, increasing the quality of its membership base, helping Italian companies to consciously face the American market, elaborating proposals and policy papers, thanks to the work of its 18 Think Tanks. Of the 589 companies currently associated, including 28 in the Premium category, 62 have joined our organisation since last June and 28 in 2024 alone”.

”An excellent team effort,” continues Simone Crolla, ”carried out in our Milan office, to which must be added the great contribution made by the 21 Local Representatives spread across the peninsula and the 8 Local Representatives based overseas. An organisational machine of excellence that from last year’s General Assembly to today, thanks to dedication and commitment, has managed to realise an incredible number of networking events. In the near future we will continue to address issues such as the attraction of FDI and the ease of ‘doing business’ between Italy and the US. I am convinced,’ Crolla concludes, ‘that AmCham must contribute actively and consistently on these issues, with the ambition of continuing to be the champion of transatlantic exchange and the reference point for the American business community in Italy.

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