Who's who

Photography of Roberto Nicastro

Roberto Nicastro

General Manager


UniCredit Group


Born in Trento, Italy on December 9, 1964. He is married and holds a degree in Business Administration. Started his career as guest researcher at Milan’s Bocconi University before passing on to the Mergers & Acquisitions division at Salomon Bros in London. Moved on to McKinsey and then in 1997 joined Credito Italiano as Head of Planning & Participations. In October 2000 appointed Head of the New Europe Division of the UniCredit Group, in November 2001 appointed Group Deputy General Manager. From August 2003 appointed Head of Retail Division and Chief
Executive Officer of UniCredit Banca the Group’s Bank in charge of Italian Retail.
From July 2007 appointed Group Deputy CEO with the responsibility for the “Retail Strategic
Business Area”.
From November 2010 appointed General Manager of UniCredit with Responsibility of Business Area Family & SME, Private banking and Central Eastern Europe.
He is also Deputy Chairman of Supervisory Board of Pekao S.A. and Member of the Supervisory Board UniCredit Bank Austria AG Vienna, UniCredit Bank Zao - Moscow; Member of the Executive Committee of A.B.I, - Italian Banking Association, Roma and Chairman of EFMA, the European Financial Management Association in Paris.

Contribution to Efma:

Roberto spoke at the following events:

SME banking 2012
Conference : Brussels, Thursday 29 to Friday 30 March 2012
Opening address
  • Cards and payments 2011
  • Conference : Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 September 2011
    Building a cashless future - innovation, compliance and loyalty
  • Cards and payments 2011
  • Conference : Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 September 2011
    Keynote address: the emerging world of cards and payments in Europe
  • 38th Efma Congress: multichannel and micro-channelling
  • Congress : Thursday 21 to Friday 22 October 2010
    Developing a new approach to multichannel banking in the new environment of retail banking
  • SME business banking
  • Conference : Thursday 15 to Friday 16 April 2010
    Meeting the expectations in SME banking
  • 37th Efma Congress: multichannel distribution
  • Congress : Thursday 29 to Friday 30 October 2009
    Keynote introductory remarks by the incoming Efma Chairman
  • Efma 30th Convention - Leadership in retail finance
  • Convention : Thursday 13 to Friday 14 March 2008
    Building the first truly European financial services group
  • 27th Convention: Growing Revenues in Mature Markets
  • Convention : Tuesday 22 to Wednesday 23 March 2005
    How to generate organic growth in a mature retail market?

Roberto wrote

  • Efma presidentship: Moving Efma forward
  • April 2012

  • Analysis - European retail banking polar stars
  • October 2010

Roberto's interview

  • Roberto Nicastro (UniCredit): An industry stalwart
  • July 2013