Acri: Azzone elected to the presidency, succeeds Profumo | EUROtoday

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Giovanni Azzone was elected the brand new president of Acri unanimously by the meeting of the Association of Foundations and Savings Banks for the completion of the three-year mandate 2022-2024. Azzone, president of the Cariplo Foundation, takes over from Francesco Profumo who resigned from the presidency of the Compagnia di San Paolo.

The Acri meeting, we learn in a be aware, thanked Francesco Profumo «for the contribution given to the affiliation in eight years, first as vice-president (2016-2019) after which as president (2019-2024), sending him its greatest needs for his future skilled challenges.”

«Precious and demanding legacy»

«I thank all the representatives of the banking foundations and savings banks for choosing me as president of this prestigious Association of ours. I address a thought of gratitude and esteem to those who preceded me, Giuseppe Guzzetti and Francesco Profumo, who have led Acri for the last twenty years; from them I receive a precious and demanding legacy, which encourages me to continue in the name of the values ​​of cohesion and pluralism that have always inspired our community” declared the brand new president of Acri.

Azzone (Cariplo Foundation) “Working to reduce inequalities”

«I intend to interpret this mandate of mine within the spirit of most collegiality. For this cause – added Azzone – profiting from a optimistic listening part that I’ve had in current months with the territorial associations of foundations, I’ll instantly actively contain the territorial councils and the Acri our bodies to implement collectively the initiatives that we’ve got thought of priorities. Foundations of banking origin have an important duty in the direction of the communities of their territories and all the nation, and, to proceed to meet their mission, it’s obligatory that they accomplish that in an more and more coordinated and shared method”, she concluded.

The organization

Acri is the group that collectively represents the foundations of banking origin and the Casse di Risparmio Spa. Established in 1912, it’s a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical affiliation and has the intention of representing and defending the overall pursuits of its members for promote the achievement of institutional targets, coordinate their motion, promote the implementation of widespread tasks. The Acri affiliation is made up of 108 members: 84 foundations of banking origin, 11 banking firms, 8 territorial associations of foundations, 2 different firms, 3 different foundations.

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