The Central and Eastern European Forum 2018

Carlo Vivaldi

Head of CEE Division


Carlo is the head of CEE division at UniCredit. He started his career in 1991 as teller in Cassamarca, one of the four banks which merged into UniCredit in 1998. At that time he moved into planning and control and then, after a brief experience contributing to the development of the group's internet strategy, he moved under the newly established new Europe division responsible for planning and control in 2000. He greatly contributed to the expansion of UniCredit in the region. At the end of 2002, he moved to Turkey and pursued the position of chief financial officer and executive vice president at KFS and Yapı Kredi in addition to memberships of the board of directors at some group subsidiaries until September 2007. At that time he actively contributed to the largest merger in the Turkish banking history between Kocbank and the newly acquired YapiKredi Bank. In October 2007, he was appointed as a member of the management board and chief financial officer at UniCredit Bank Austria AG (covering Austria and the CEE countries of UniCredit) and started to serve on several other supervisory boards in CEE subsidiaries of UniCredit Group (UniCredit Bank Czech Republic A.S. and Unicredit Bank Slovakia as Chairman, Zagrebacka Banka D.D., UniCredit Tiriac Bank S.A., JSC ATF Bank Kazakhstan, and UGIS). In May 2009, Carlo Vivaldi was appointed as member of the board of directors at Yapı Kredi and, in January 2011, as UniCredit representative for Turkey in the position of executive director and deputy CEO in Yapı Kredi (fourth Turkish private bank with EUR 60bn of assets, 10mn customers, 1,000 branches and 18,000 employees). He also served as executive director and deputy CEO of Koç Financial Services and vice chairman in all YapiKredi subsidiaries (Yapı Kredi Asset Management, Yapı Kredi Invest, Yapı Kredi Leasing, Yapı Kredi Factoring, Yapı Kredi Bank Nederland, Yapı Kredi Bank Azerbaijan, Yapı Kredi Bank Moscow and Yapı Kredi Cultural Activities, Arts and Publishing). He is also a member of the Allianz Pension Fund and Yapı Kredi Koray Real Estate Investment Trust. In 2015, Vivaldi was appointed as head of CEE division of UniCredit, deputy chairman of YapiKredi and supervisory board member in Russia and UniCredit Foundations. He is member of the UniCredit executive management committee.

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