Chief Institutional Affairs and External Communications Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo Group
Stefano Lucchini has served as chief institutional affairs and external communication officer for Intesa Sanpaolo Group since January 2018. After graduating in economics and business administration from the LUISS University in Rome, Lucchini joined the Montedison studies' department in 1987 where he eventually became manager for corporate communications and investor relations at Montedison USA. In 1997, he joined Enel and was appointed director of external relations of the group. He also served as director of external relations in Confindustria. In 2002, Lucchini joined the Banca Intesa group as director of external relations and in 2005, he served as senior executive vice president for international public affairs and communication of the Eni group and as the chairman of Eni USA. From September 2014 to December 2017, Lucchini served as head of international and regulatory affairs of the Intesa Sanpaolo group. Within the Intesa Sanpaolo group, he serves as chairman of Banca IMI Securities Corporation and serves on the board of directors of Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center and Intesa Sanpaolo Highline.
Lucchini serves on the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, as a member of the scientific committees of the “Fondazione Osservatorio sulla Criminalità nell’Agricoltura e sul Sistema Agroalimentare” (Association Against Organized Crime in Farming and in Food Farming), and as a board member and a member of the executive committee of ABI (Italian Banking Association). Lucchini is a member of the International Advisory Council and a member of the Foreign Policy Leadership Council of the Brookings Institution in Washington DC as well as the chairman of the Jury Panel of the Marisa Bellisario Award.
Since 2020, Lucchini has served as Chairman of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italy. He is a representative of the ministry of foreign affairs and international cooperation within the Italy-Israel Foundation for Culture and the Arts as well as a visiting fellow at the Oxford University (Green Templeton College), the board of directors of the Luiss University and is a member of the board of evaluation of the Università Cattolica in Milan where he teaches as a guest lecturer. He has also been knighted "Cavaliere di Gran Croce" for Services to the Italian Republic.