Finance & Infrastructure


The pandemic crisis has severely hindered the global economy, bringing dramatic distress for individuals and companies worldwide. In order to improve resilience and foster growth, it is of paramount importance to establish an effective framework aimed at encouraging impact financing, facilitating ESG standards and circular economy, and accelerating financial inclusion.

Sustainable investments and infrastructure are essential growth engines. To this end, some of the key factors are promoting wider access to capital of MSMEs and granting sourcing to new global and regional value chains, accelerate the role of technology in the financial system and promote innovative cross-border digital processes, develop tools to expand sustainable infrastructure financing and boost urban regeneration and cross-border infrastructural projects.

Global financial regulation should take into account the impact of pandemic crisis on prudential reforms, aiming to increase regulatory coherence, transparency and accountability and to ensure resiliency from systemic risks.
In line with the overall commitment of the B20, the Task Force aims at conveying actionable and impactful recommendations to grant growth for all and contribute to shaping a brighter future together.


Carlo Messina

Carlo Messina is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo since 29 September 2013. After having covered key managerial positions in the banking sector, he joined Banca Intesa in 2002 as Head of the Planning and Control Head Office Department. At Intesa Sanpaolo, he became Head of the Value Creation Governance Area in 2007, then, in 2008, Chief Financial Officer. Subsequently, he took on the role of General Manager of the Bank, Head of the Chief Financial Officer Governance Area and Head of the Banca dei Territori Division. Since April 2016, he has held the positions of Managing Director and CEO, General Manager and sole executive Board Director. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Banking Association (the ABI), a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association of New York and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University. Since November 2014, he has been a member of the Bocconi University Board. In 2017, he was awarded the “Cavaliere del Lavoro” knighthood for his services to industry by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

Deputy Chair

Raffaello Ruggieri

Group Chief Lending Officer, Intesa Sanpaolo – Mr. Ruggieri enjoys a longstanding experience in credit, private equity and process innovation. He covered managing roles in several areas, such as Corporate turnaround and restructuring, Structured Finance, Investment Banking and Coverage of Global Corporates. His professional journey began in IBM Italia where he managed businesses related to process reengineering and financing for technology innovation. In 1999, he joined Intesa Sanpaolo and, six years later, he took the responsibility of the whole Structured Finance Department of Banca IMI, after being, since 2011, Head of Project & Industry Specialised Lending Italy and, since 2013, Head of the Global Project Finance. In 2016, he was appointed Head Corporate & Strategic Finance Business Unit within Banca IMI, entailing the activities of both Investment Banking and Structured Finance of Intesa Sanpaolo. In 2018, he became responsible for the Global Corporate Department within the Corporate & Investment Banking Division. He’s Chief Lending Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo since January 1st 2020; he has devised and supported the execution of Impact financing initiatives, including “Programmi Rinascimento” as impact financing programs launched in 2020 by the Bank, in partnership with public actors, ONGs and foundations, to accelerate micro and small enterprises’ recovery from the Pandemic. From 2015 to 2017 he was member of the board of Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (Italo – NTV); currently, he holds the position of Deputy Chairman for the Finance and Infrastructure Task Force of B20 Italy and represents Intesa Sanpaolo in the ABI’s NPL Working Group.

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