He holds a degree in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin, followed by four further degrees in Management, Economics, Political Science and Law from the University of Turin and the Board Director Diploma, awarded with Distinction (top 3), from the IMD in Lausanne.
He has, over the years, obtained numerous specialisations at leading International Business Schools (i.e. Harvard Business School, IMD, INSEAD, Columbia University, Bocconi) on topics of management, innovation, digitalisation and governance including the International Directors Programme at INSEAD.
He is qualified to practice as an engineer, journalist publicist, financial advisor, F.I.G.C. Sport Management Collaborator, ACOI Coach and OIV Band 3 by the Ministry of Education.
Gianmarco Montanari is currently General Manager of the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, where he is responsible in particular for the research areas related to Energy, Lifetech, Sustainability, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Computational Science.
Previously, he was City Manager (General Manager) of the city of Turin after having worked for twenty years in top positions in the Automotive, Financial Services, Management Consulting and Central Public Administration sectors, always managing reorganisation processes and the digital transformation of complex enterprises with modern organisations.
He is and has been advisor to numerous investment funds, multinational companies and ministries.
He is and has been a member of numerous boards of private and public companies, including Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, Agenzia delle Entrate, AGID (Agency for Digital Italy), the University of Turin and the Reale Group.
He is and has been a member of OIVs, Independent Evaluation Bodies.
He was first awarded the honour of Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana and then Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
He is author of the book ‘Tech Impact. Luci ed ombre dello sviluppo tecnologico”[Tech Impact. The lights and shadows of technological development] and numerous other publications, as well as an authoritative speaker on topics of innovation, technology, cyber security and change management. He is the inventor of the IED® Intergenerational Environmental Debt.
He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and of the Appointments Committee as well as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of FinecoBank (Italy’s third-largest listed bank), as well as Independent Director and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Tinexta Group, a company listed on the Star segment and a leading European operator in four business areas: Digital Trust, Cyber security, Credit Information & Management and Innovation & Marketing Services.