The 2010 Global Financial Services Centres Conference

Tuesday 27thth and Wednesday 28thth April 2010


Speaker Biography


Patrizio Braccioni

Head of Tax
UniCredito Italiano S.p.A. Milan

Patrizio is the deputy general manager of UniCredito Italiano SpA (Group Holding Company) since January 2004. In 1983 graduated "cum laude" in Law at the University of Urbino and published his first article on a specialized review regarding European vat taxation. In 1984 he became a judge at the Tax Court of Urbino. In 1986, after passing the preliminary exam, he started a PHD in international tax law at the University of Genoa, which he successfully completed in 1989. Meanwhile in 1987 Patrizio joined the International Fiscal Association and in 1988 started to work at the tax department of Iveco Fiat Group in Turin. In 1989 he became a senior tax executive of GFT GROUP, the largest Italian apparel industry group with large international activities. In 1990 he became vice-president of the Tax Court in Urbino. In 1991 he became a qualified lawyer. In the same year GFT Group appointed him as group senior internal auditor, and he was officially appointed auditor in many group companies. In 1995 Patrizio became the senior tax executive of the Pirelli Group, one of the largest Italian multinationals, active in the tyres and cables business. In 1996 he became a member of the tax committee of the Italian Industrial Association and was delegated to represent Italy at the Fiscal Affairs Working Group of U.N.I.C.E., the European Industrial Association. In 1998 Patrizio joined the UniCredito Italiano Banking Group as group senior tax executive and became a member of the Italian Banking Association Tax Committee. Today he represents this Association in Brussels at the European Banking Federation as regards the U.S. Qualified Intermediaries matters. Patrizio has worked in about 40 jurisdictions, especially in Western and Eastern Europe, North America, South America and the Far East. He has lectured in domestic and international tax law in Italy and abroad many times and has been an Italian government counsel for international tax aspects of financial activities in the past two years. He was appointed to the International Fiscal Association - Italy branch as the official reporter at the annual meeting held in Sydney in September 2003. He has been a Board member of UniCredito Italiano Bank Ireland plc since September 2002. Married in 1984, Patrizio has two daughters and lives with the family in Milan.

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