Dario Scannapieco was born in Maiori, one of the jewels of the Amalfi Coast, on August 18, 1967. Married, two children, currently and vice-president of the Bei, the European Investment Bank, a role he has held since 2007. Today the Ministry of Economy and of finance appointed him CEO of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti in view of the shareholders’ meeting that will have to vote on the new composition of the board of directors.
After graduating from Luiss in Economics and Commerce, Scannapieco worked for two years at Sip (now Telecom Italia), in the Planning and Strategic Control department. He attends the prestigious MBA (Master in business administration) from Harvard, but at the end of the intense two-year course that would have opened the doors of any multinational abroad, he prefers to return to his own country and “make himself useful” for institutions.
It was 1997, and according to the reconstruction he made in 2010 “the money”, he wrote letters to the Prime Minister Romano Prodi, to the Minister of the Treasury Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, to the then governor of the Bank of Italy Antonio Fazio. And to Mario Draghi, general manager of the Treasury.
It was Draghi’s office – he too went to Boston after graduation, but to MIT, before returning to Italy – that called him and summoned him for an interview. A few days later he joins the Treasury Council of Experts. For this reason, he is considered one of the “Draghi boys”, the group of young economists – he was only 29 years old – who joined the current prime minister at the Treasury and then at the Bank of Italy. Together with him were Vittorio Grilli, later general manager and minister of the Treasury, and top manager of Jp Morgan in Europe; and Roberto Ulissi, now Eni’s Director of Corporate Affairs and Governance. The definition (entered in the Treccani!) Derives from the “Ciampi boys” of the previous generation, of which Draghi was one of the leading names together with Fabrizio Barca, Tomaso Padoa Schioppa, Paolo Savona.
Scannapieco in via XX Settembre deals with securitisations and state shareholdings, and in 2002 (at the age of 35) he was appointed by Giulio Tremonti as general director of the Finance and Privatization Department of the Ministry of Economy. In the 10 years at the Treasury he has been involved in the companies of which the State is a shareholder, and also in large infrastructures. He sits on the board of Finmeccanica, follows the first sale of Alitalia and the privatization of the state monopolies. In various years he joined the advisory board of Spencer Stuart, the strategic committee of CDP, the board of directors of Consap, the management committee of the Agenzia del Demanio. He is part of the bilateral bodies (with France and Austria respectively) that follow the Turin-Lyon Tav and the Brenner tunnel.
In 2007, Minister Padoa Schioppa asked him to go to Luxembourg to represent Italy at La Bei. His mandate as vice-president was renewed in 2013 and 2019. In the meantime he also holds the roles of governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, as president of the EIF (European Investment Fund).
Despite his work in Rome and in Europe, Scannapieco has remained tied to the Amalfi Coast, where he spends his summer holidays and where his father Alfonso and grandfather Mimi, a historical journalist, are two loved and respected figures. Still according to “Il Denaro”, “he tells his friends that, when he retires, he will cruise the stretch of sea that goes from Salerno to Punta Campanella far and wide on a small boat”.

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