Renzo Avesani

Chief Innovation Officer, Unipol Gruppo (Italy)
Mr. Avesani is the Chief Innovation Officer of Unipol Gruppo. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of Leithà, the Unipol company in charge of promoting innovations in the fields of new technologies and products using Big Data, AI and Machine Learning in the insurance business.

He gave his contribution to development of the European and Italian legislation regarding the Solvency topics as Chairman of the CRO Forum association, Chairman of the Steering Committee Solvency II of Insurance Europe and as member of the Stakeholders Group of EIOPA. After graduating in Economics and Finance at Bocconi University, he earned a PhD at New York University. He had various working experiences both at the national and international level. He has been CRO at “Banca Intesa” and he was in charge of developing the Risk Management activities at the Banking Supervision Regulation Division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He has also been Professor of Macroeconomics and Finance at University of Brescia (Italy).