Salvatore Messina. In 1969, Mr. Messina graduated from the University of Catania with a degree in Law.
In 1971 Mr. Messina began his professional career at the Bank of Italy. In July 2004, he was promoted to manager of the Milan branch. During that time, Mr. Messina was a member and coordinator of several internal teams and represented the Bank of Italy at various conferences and seminars for both public and private sector entities. From 2011 to June 2014, Mr. Messina represented Banca Esperia S.p.A. as an independent director and since October 1, 2015 he has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Diners Club Italia S.r.l. Currently, Mr. Messina is a member of the Supervisory Board (Organismo di Vigilanza) of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and of various companies associated with the Group. Since July 10, 2015 he has been a member of the Supervisory Body (pursuant to the decree no.231/2001) of Unicredit S.p.A. Since 2011, he has been a professor of Public Law at the School of Banking, Financial and
Insurance Sciences of Universit`a Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He is also a Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (Grande Ufficiale dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana) and a lawyer.