Maurizia Angelo Comneno
Independent deputy chair, Mediobanca
Date of birth: 18 June 1948; place of birth: Rome
Maurizia Angelo Comneno has been deputy chair of Mediobanca since 28 October 2014. She graduated in Law and obtained her authorization to the exercise legal profession in 1972, before joining Legal department of Credito Italiano in Bologna in August 1978. She then joined the Legal office at headquarters in Milan in March 1981. To begin with she headed up the Assistance and Legal Counsel team of the Legal office, and in November 1994 was appointed Joint Manager, the first women to hold such office. After the Assistance and Legal Counsel teams were split, she became head of Legal office and was appointed Director, as from June 1998, she also took on responsibility for Corporate Affairs. In November 1999, following the merger between the Credito Italiano and UniCredito groups, she became head of the Legal, Compliance and Corporate Affairs office at UniCredito Italiano, with the title of Joint-Central manager, the first woman to hold such a position. She was appointed Central Manager in May 2002. In August 2007, following an internal reorganization due to the Capitalia group acquisition, she became head of Compliance and Corporate Affairs and was appointed Group Compliance Officer. She retired from Unicredit Group on 1 October 2008. From 2008 to 2014 served as standing auditor on the Statutory Audit Committee of Mediobanca S.p.A.