Boyden’s Leadership Series Features UniCredit’s Paolo Cornetta

  Boyden’s Leadership Series Features UniCredit’s Paolo Cornetta

 - Head of HR at one of Europe’s largest banks discusses managing a workforce
                             across 22 markets -

Business Wire

MILAN -- September 12, 2013

Boyden, a global leader in executive search, today released its latest edition
of the Boyden Leadership Series featuring an in-depth interview with Paolo
Cornetta, Senior Executive Vice President and Group Head of Human Resources at
UniCredit SpA.

In the interview, Mr Cornetta discusses managing a global workforce during the
financial crisis, balancing talent and diversity across 22 European markets,
engaging talent through corporate responsibility, and what career and sports
have in common.

“Paolo brings invaluable perspectives as the HR leader of one of Europe’s
largest financial institutions,” said Trina Gordon, President & CEO of Boyden
World Corp. “His dedication to evolving UniCredit’s talent and HR has provided
a great foundation to grow and attract talent throughout the company.”

“Paolo has built effective HR systems at UniCredit across a number of
disparate markets,” said Anders Lindholm, Managing Partner of Boyden Italy.
“Providing stability and confidence among thousands of employees has been a
great achievement, especially throughout the financial crisis and over the
years of transition to becoming a larger bank.”

In 2010, Mr Cornetta was named Senior Executive Vice President, Group Head of
HR and member of the Group Executive Management Committee at UniCredit. He
joined the company in 2004, when part of ING was acquired and merged with
UniCredit, and was appointed Head of HR New Europe.

From 2000 to 2004, he served as Head of Human Resources of ING Group Italy.
From 1994 to 1999 he was Banca Agricola Mantovana’s Head of HR Development. He
started his career in 1987 with Credito Italiano, where he held various
positions in commercial banking prior to entering human resources as an
Assistant HR Manager. Mr Cornetta holds a degree in law and an MBA.

The full interview with Mr Cornetta is available at

Previous issues of Boyden’s Leadership Series include interviews with Dean
Carter, Chief Human Resources Officer of Sears Holdings; Harald Norvik, a
Director of ConocoPhillips and former CEO of Statoil; Stephan Winkelmann,
President & CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.; Luís Mira Amaral, CEO of
Banco BIC Português; Jeffrey Housenbold, President and CEO of Shutterfly Inc.;
Jaime Rivera, CEO of Bladex; Svein Rennemo, Chairman of Statoil; Kristin
Skogen Lund, Executive VP and Group Director of Telenor; Ümran Beba, Region
President for Asia Pacific for PepsiCo; David Gergen, Director of Harvard’s
Center for Public Leadership and a former presidential advisor; and James E.
Lillie , CEO of Jarden Corporation. All are available on Boyden’s website.

About the Series

The Boyden Leadership Series is an ongoing publication that highlights the
views of high-profile business leaders on issues relevant to leadership,
management and talent acquisition. The series’ editors conduct interviews with
heads of corporations and other key organisations across the globe to further
growth and the exchange of ideas.

About Boyden World Corporation

Boyden is a global leader in the executive search industry with more than 65
offices in over 40 countries. Founded in 1946, Boyden specialises in high
level executive search, interim management and human capital consulting across
a broad spectrum of industries. For further information, visit the firm’s
website at


Anders Lindholm
t: +39 02.4548-5800
for UniCredit
Media Relations
t. +39 02 8862-3569
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