Corporate bodies

Board of Directors

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Sebastien Egon Fürstenberg - Chairman

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Sebastien Egon Fürstenberg was born in Losanna (Switzerland) in 1950; in 1983 he founded Banca IFIS, a company specialized in factoring and listed in the STAR segment of the Italian Stock Exchange in Milan and is its Chairman. Since 1992, he has been the sole director of La Scogliera, the company that controls Gruppo Banca IFIS. The idea to set up Banca IFIS began when Fürstenberg was the financial mind behind the company Americanino (a company which produced and distributed the jeans used by the Italian ‘80s young fashion addict), in order to discount invoices and simplify credit collection. Fürstenberg left Americanino in 1985 to dedicate himself to the development of Banca IFIS supporting small and medium enterprises. Son of Clara Agnelli and Tassillo Fürstenberg, Sebastien Egon Fürstenberg worked shortly in companies of the Agnelli Group, before setting off his own entrepreneurial path. He loves to study 1800s and 1900s history and to discover new places during his long voyages on his sailing boat.


Alessandro Csillaghy - Vice President

Alessandro Csillaghy has covered the position of Vice-President of the Bank since 1996, carrying out an executive role in expanding the Bank’s presence abroad, through contacts with local institutions and with foreign entrepreneurs aimed at Banca IFIS’ foreign commercial business. Specifically, he set up representative offices in the Central European area of Warsaw, in Poland, Bucharest and Timisoara, in Romania, and of Budapest in Hungary.

Giovanni Bossi - Chief Executive Officer(1)

Innovator of the Italian banking system, Giovanni Bossi (Trieste, 1960) has been C.E.O. of Banca IFIS since 1995. Graduated in Economics and Commerce at Trieste University, Bossi was a lecturer in the Science of Finance and Financial Law Department of LUISS University in Rome from 1990 to 1992; he has also been author of essays about the transfer of taxation from income to wealth and on the revision of the Italian Social Security System. Previously, he was a corporate manager in State-controlled companies and has worked in various groups, even those controlled by European public companies, as well as for Italian enterprises in the activity of setting up and developing industrial and financial activities in Eastern European countries. Giovanni Bossi is Chartered Accountant since 1989 and has been enrolled on the Board of Chartered Accountants since 1992. Sport lover, he is a natural maker of the new way of making banking business. He deeply loves his Country.

1)  The CEO has powers for the ordinary management of the Company.

Alberto Staccione - General Manager

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Business Administration graduate, Alberto Staccione started his career in Banca IFIS, where he covered various positions. In 1987, he took over the role of Factoring Manager and afterwards the role of Business Manager; in 1995, he was appointed General Manager of the Bank, a position he still covers today.

Giuseppe Benini - Lead Independent Director

He holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Padua and has been enrolled since 1986 in the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Verona (section A) and in the Register of Accounting Auditors. He works as a Certified Public Accountant and Auditor and has acquired significant experience in: Legality check and accounting check; Organization models (Italian Law Decree 231/2001) for banking, industrial and service companies; Corporate restructurings as per articles 67 and 182 of the Italian Bankruptcy Law. He assists leading national banks as a party-appointed consultant in matters such as claw-backs, anatocism and usury.

Francesca Maderna - Independent Director

She graduated in Economics and Business Administration in 1988 and has been registered with the Association of Certified Public Accountants of Belluno since 1990 and with the Italian Register of Legal Auditors under no. 33675 since 1995. She currently holds the following offices: Sole Director of Immobiliare del Nord S.p.A. - a property asset management company, Sole Director of Vitanova S.r.l. - a leisure-boat charter company, and Member of the Board of Directors of Clinica Mediterranea S.p.A.. She has also held the office of Director in various companies operating in the hollow glass sector (AVIR Group).

Daniele Santosuosso - Independent Director

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After obtaining his degree in Commercial Law, Mr. Santosuosso embarked on an academic path initially as a Scholar and Visiting Fellow at various universities abroad. He then became a Researcher, an Associated Professor in Commercial Law at ‘La Sapienza’ University in Rome and, lastly, a Full Professor in Commercial Law at the same university. He is the author of many papers, articles, essays and books, as well as a Member of certain scientific publications and collaborates with the Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. He is also the Founder and Director of ‘Rivista di Diritto Societario’ (Corporate Law Review). He has been a Member of the Bar Association since 1992, has his own law firm and has held various institutional and corporate management posts (amongst which Member of the Government Commission for the reform of company law in 2003).

Riccardo Preve - Director

A Sociology graduate, in 1980 Riccardo Preve founded Preve Costruzioni S.p.A., an infrastructure construction company in the public works sector that controls other road signage and construction companies.He operates heavily in the real estate field and has invested in the photovoltaic sector. He currently covers the following offices: President, C.E.O. and Technical Director in different industrial companies, and he is a Member of the Confindustria Council of Cuneo. He previously acquired longstanding experience in various financial companies and was Chairman of Banca di Credito Cooperativo.

Marina Salamon - Director



With a university degree in History (specialization in Economic History), in 1982 Marina Salamon founded Altana S.p.A. one of the foremost European medium/high-end children’s apparel companies. She controls Doxa S.p.A, Doxa Marketing Advice S.r.l., Connexia S.p.A., Duepuntozero Research S.r.l. and Doxa Metrics S.r.l.: these are some of the major Italian companies in the market research and web communications sector. The group also has minority interests in the companies The Visual Agency S.r.l. and Doxa Pharma S.r.l..All entrepreneurial and financial undertakings are headed by the holding company Alchimia S.p.A., wholly owned, which is strongly present also in the real estate sector. Alchimia S.p.A. has also invested in the photovoltaic sector, through the construction or acquisition of solar parks in various Italian locations.

Board of Statutory Auditors

Giacomo Bugna - Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors

Mr. Bugna acquired his experience at a leading auditing firm, focusing on the sector of financial institutions with regards to both the auditing and advisory activity. In 1997-1998, he was responsible for introducing the certification of financial statements at the Bank of Italy. Since 2011 and until April 2014, he was a Member of the Board of the ‘Fédération des Experts-comptables Européens’ (Federation of European Expert Accountants), which groups together the professional associations of the 27 Member States that make up the European Community.

Giovanna Ciriotto - Standing Auditor

Director of the Board of Certified Public Accountants and Expert Bookkeepers of Venice, Director as well as Member of the same Board’s continuous professional training commission, Ms. Ciriotto obtained a Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Università Cà Foscari di Venezia. Since 2011, she has been a Director of the Fondazione Università Cà Foscari and is an expert in the following areas: corporate law and corporate governance, extraordinary transactions, tax-real estate planning and consulting and tax litigation. She is a partner with the accounting firm De Perini & Ciriotto, located in Venice.

Mauro Rovida - Standing Auditor

A 1973 graduate in Economics and Business Administration and scholarship holder at the Chair of Economic Politics of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Università degli Studi di Genova, Mr. Rovida has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1975, a Legal Auditor, a Member of the Association of Technical Consultants of the Court of Genoa. He currently carries out consulting activities, mainly in Genoa, in the corporate, litigation and bankruptcy proceedings areas; he is also a consultant for various Genoa-based companies and groups with interests in the following sectors: construction, maritime tourism services, goods handling harbour services, industries associated with the shipbuilding activity, real estate trading, mechanical industry apparel, IT and services; Lastly, he is a Member of the Boards of Directors and Boards of Statutory Auditors of various different companies.

 Andrea Martin - Director

A graduate in Economics & Commerce, Andrea Martin is registered with the Venice Orders of Labour Consultants and of Professional Accountants & Accounting Experts; since 1986 he’s been registered with the Register of Statutory Auditors. Since 1993 he has been registered in the Central List of Expert Auditors for Fiduciary and Audit Firms. He has performed consulting services for some provincial associations of Veneto manufacturers, as well as for their consortia and service companies, for the Venice Public Prosecution Department for bankruptcy and corporate crimes, and has followed numerous creditor arrangement procedures. He has held offices as Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Executive Committee Member and Internal Statutory Auditor of Banks, Financial and Tax-collection entities. He has also been an External Auditor for various public entities and public and private cultural foundations. He currently holds office as a Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of various public entities, companies and foundations.

Indipendent auditors

Reconta Ernst & Young S.p.A.

Corporate Accounting Reporting Officer

Emanuel Nalli


Fully paid-up share capital 53,811,095 Euro
ABI 3205.2
Tax Code and Venice Companiesl
Register Number: 02505630109
VAT No.: 02992620274
Enrolment in the Register of Banks No.: 5508
Registered and administrative office
Via Terraglio 63, Mestre, 30174, Venice, Italy
Website: www.bancaifis.it


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