Carlo Messina voted best European bank CEO for fifth year in institutional investor ranking

Intesa Sanpaolo is confirmed first in Europe for relations with institutional investors and financial analysts and for ESG aspects, according to the 2022 ranking by the specialized research firm Institutional Investor.

Carlo Messina, chief executive officer of Intesa Sanpaolo SpA, poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K., on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. Expanding wealth management services will help boost profitability for Intesa, Messina said in the interview. Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In this context, Intesa Sanpaolo was also the first bank among the “Most Honored Companies” for the quality of relations with investors. In the European banking sector, Carlo Messina is the Best CEO for the fifth year since the ranking was introduced seven years ago, which takes into account the votes of both institutional investors and financial analysts.

Stefano Del Punta is Best CFO for the sixth year; the Investor Relations team, led by Marco Delfrate and Andrea Tamagnini, was ranked best for the fifth year; Marco Delfrate is first in the ranking dedicated to Investor Relations Professionals, for the fifth year; Intesa Sanpaolo also ranked first for ESG aspects among European banks for the third year.

Furthermore, the Board of Directors of Intesa Sanpaolo placed first among European banks, in a new ranking introduced this year.

During the Europe & Emerging EMEA Equities Awards ceremony, held in London on 7 September, Intesa Sanpaolo also received first prize in the following categories:

  • Grand Prix Best Overall Company in Investor Relations
  • Best Company in Investor RelationsFinancial Institutions

The awards assigned by Institutional Investor – which are based on a broad survey conducted among approximately 1,400 institutional investors and financial analysts – underline the strong appreciation by the international community for an Italian excellence with an international vocation and significant focus on sustainability. They also recognize the quality of the Group’s CEO and management team, who have long been regarded at the top in Europe by investors and financial analysts. 

Institutional Investor is an independent research provider that for the past 50 years has enjoyed a strong reputation among institutional investors and financial analysts.

“These prestigious awards, that once again rank us at the top in Europe, reflect our continuous commitment to improving – even in completely new conditions – the quality of our relationship with the market and our sensitivity to ESG issues. We are particularly proud to see the appreciation of our investors confirmed in the year in which we presented our 2022-2025 Business Plan, recognizing the Bank’s industrial initiatives together with our ability to deliver significant objectives in a very challenging context”, said Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo.

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