The Banking Board Academy Roundtable

The Banking Board Academy, in collaboration with Guglielmo Marconi University, SPP and Oliver Wyman, welcomed private and public sector stakeholders at Palazzo Altieri, the representative offices of Gruppo Banco BMP S.p.A in Rome, an exceptional venue in the heart of the eternal city.

The objective of the roundtable – primarily institutionalized by Federico Arcelli, Oliver Wyman partner and Professor of Economics of International Financial Institutions at Guglielmo Marconi University, and by Rainer Masera, Dean of Economics at Guglielmo Marconi University – aimed to provide an instructive and informative forum allowing private and public sector stakeholders to connect and discuss today’s environment and the unprecedented demands attributed to board members in financial services firms and beyond.

A present world where, geopolitical, secular and macro-economic trends show a shift towards a new normal. In addition, the Academy aims at improving board members understanding of this changing environment, offering participants the opportunity to reflect on key themes such as the role they are asked to play, existing and upcoming regulation, governance challenges and the influence of geo-politics on their role as board members.

Prof. Rainer Masera
Prof. Rainer Masera
Prof. Federico Arcelli
Prof. Federico Arcelli

The seminar saw the participation of illustrious figures contributing to the roundtable discussion. Mr. Andrea Federico, Oliver Wyman partner, opened the day followed by Mr. Mauro Paoloni, Deputy Chair of Banco, BPM, who welcomed the participants, and Prof. Rainer Masera, Dean of Economics at GMU, who introduced the seminars. Prof. Ignazio Angeloni, Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Christian Ossig, CEO at Bundesverband detuscher Banken, and Rodrigo Pinto, Oliver Wyman partner, conducted Seminar #1 on upcoming regulatory and board priorities. The first part of the seminar was followed by a networking lunch, addressed by Fabrizio Saccomanni, Chair at Unicredit, and Claudio Torcellan, Oliver Wyman partner. Following, Seminar #2 was presented by Belén Romana (Non-executive independent Director at Santander, Daniela Weber, board member of HSBC Germany, Luc Frieden, Chair at BIL and Prof. Patrick Kenadjian, at Goethe University of Frankfurt. Some of the themes addressed in the seminars will also be discussed at the next event “Financial Regulatory Outlook Conference 2019”, held in Rome on November 26th, 2019. The conference, organized by Oliver Wyman, will explore the different roles played during a business journey, the importance of a business models and data strategies, as well as the new information security risks, financial integrity, and the multiple challenges faced by supervisors.