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Francesco De Bartolo

Head of Export Finance Execution
Cassa Depositie Prestiti

Born in Cosenza (Italy) in 1969, graduated with honors in Economics from the University of Messina, Master in Business Administration from MIP-Politecnico di Milano in 1994. He is chartered accountant and statutory auditor. • From January 2011 in Cassa depositi e prestiti, became in 2012 team head responsible for structuring and underwriting export finance transactions. • Since 2012, he has been a member of the investment committee of Fondo Italiano per le Infrastrutture - F2i SGR (second fund). Francesco began his career in 1994 in Milan Citigroup (Citibank N.A., Citinvest S.p.A. and Salomon Smith Barney) following multinational customers in complex corporate finance and advisory operations (securitization, real estate finance and M & A). In 1999 Francesco joined JPMorgan Chase in London (Chase Manhattan International and, later, JPMorgan Securities and JP Morgan Europe Ltd.) in the Structured Finance team with responsibility for structuring large transactions for corporates, financial sponsors, central governments and real estate, where he worked on the major structured and real estate transactions in the Italian market. He co-founded the Principle Finance team. In 2003 joined Barclays Capital, based in London, where he became Managing Director responsible for structured finance and collateralised lending (cash products and covered bonds) in Southern Europe (ex-Iberia), Middle East and Africa until 2008. During his tenure, he became CEO of Barclays Financial Services Italy S.p.A. (2006-2008). In 2010, he became partner of Epeius Asset Management LLC, in New York (USA), a start-up alternative asset management firm operating in the global healthcare space with responsibility for global credit and European business development up to March 2011. Throughout his career, Francesco has helped his clients raise a total of around Euro 70 billion in the capital and bank markets.

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