Born in Naples on 17 May 1962, Marco Siracusano graduated from the University of Naples in 1986 with top marks in Law and a dissertation on Commercial Law. He started his career in 1987 with Citibank Italia S.p.A. and then joined Banco Ambrosiano Veneto where he worked for a number of years. He later joined Europay International SA (now MasterCard Europe) as Business Manager South East Europe. From 1999 to 2007 he worked for Poste Italiane in Rome and since 2003 he has been the Marketing Director of BancoPosta. From September 2007 to February 2009 he worked as Country Manager of Unicredit Consumer Financing Bank of Unicredit Group, Milan. From February 2009 to July 2013 he worked as Head of the Retail Marketing Department of Intesa Sanpaolo. In July 2013 he has been appointed Head of Marketing of Intesa Sanpaolo, also acting as Director for the following companies: Intesa Sanpaolo Vita S.p.A, Intesa Sanpaolo Assicura S.p.A. and SIA - SSB S.p.A.. He is a member of the MasterCard Europe Advisory Board and Deputy Chairman of Società Italiana Marketing.