Famous Bankers from Italy

List of notable or famous bankers from Italy, with bios and photos, including the top bankers born in Italy and even some popular bankers who immigrated to Italy. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Italian bankers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bankers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known banker from Italy is included when available.

List ranges from Amadeo Giannini to Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, plus much more.

This historic bankers from Italy list can help answer the questions "Who are some Italian bankers of note?" and "Who are the most famous bankers from Italy?" These prominent bankers of Italy may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Italian bankers.

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  • Abraham Salomon Camondo

    Count Abraham Camondo (1781, Constantinople – 30 March 1873, Paris) was a Jewish Ottoman-Italian financier and philanthropist, and the patriarch of the Camondo family.
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1781-1873)
    • Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
  • Agostino Andrea Chigi (29 November 1466 – April 11, 1520) was an Italian banker and patron of the Renaissance. Born in Siena, he was the son of the prominent banker Mariano Chigi, a member of an ancient and illustrious house. He moved to Rome around 1487, collaborating with his father. The heir of a rich fund of capital, and enriched further after lending huge amounts of money to Pope Alexander VI (and to other rulers of the time as well), he strayed from common mercantile practice by obtaining lucrative monopolies like the salt monopoly of the Papal States and the Kingdom of Naples, as well as that of the alum excavated in Tolfa, Agnato and Ischia di Castro. Alum was an essential mordant ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 53 (1466-1520)
    • Birthplace: Siena, Italy
  • Alessandro Profumo, current CEO of Leonardo S.p.A. (formerly Finmeccanica), is an Italian manager who had significant influence in the consolidation of the Italian banking sector. He worked as a consultant at McKinsey and, when CEO of Unicredit, he was involved in the merger with HypoVereinsbank, Bank Austria Creditanstalt and Capitalia with the UniCredit Group. He resigned as CEO of the Unicredit Group on 21 September 2010.
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Genoa, Italy
  • Alfredo Pizzoni

    Alfredo Pizzoni (February 20, 1894 - January 3, 1958) was an Italian banker and politician who was president of the Comitato di Liberazione Nazionale Alta Italia (National Liberation Committee of Northern Italy, CLNAI) during the late stages of World War II.
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1894-1958)
    • Birthplace: Cremona, Italy
  • Amadeo Giannini
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    Amadeo Pietro Giannini (Italian pronunciation: [amaˈdɛːo ˈpjɛːtro dʒanˈniːni]), also known as Amadeo Peter Giannini or A.P. Giannini (May 6, 1870 – June 3, 1949) was an Italian-American banker who founded the Bank of Italy, which became Bank of America. Giannini is credited as the inventor of many modern banking practices. Most notably, Giannini was one of the first bankers to offer banking services to middle-class Americans, rather than only the upper class. He also pioneered the holding company structure and established one of the first modern trans-national institutions.
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1870-1949)
    • Birthplace: San Jose, California
  • Angelo Caloia was the President of the Vatican Bank for 20 years until September 2009.