Francesco Vella


Born in Lucca on 5 February 1958

University studies: Degree in Law from the University of Bologna

Enrolled in the Register of Bologna Lawyers

Main Professional Experience

He was Professor of Commercial Law, Associate Professor in 1992 and Extraordinary Professor in 1998, at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Modena

  • from 2005 to 2011 Director of Fiere Internazionali di Bologna S.p.A.
  • from 2006 to 2010 Director of Unicredit Banca S.p.A.
  • from 2006 to 2013 Director of Unipol Gruppo S.p.A.
  • from 2008 to 2012 Director of ATC S.p.A. (Chairman from February to June 2012)
  • from 2009 to 2018 Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Luxottica Group S.p.A.
  • from 2010 to 2012 Chairman of Alma Mater S.r.l.
  • from 2010 to 2012 Chairman of Alma Mater Foundation
  • from 2013 to 2019 Director of Unipol Banca S.p.A.

Positions Currently Held

Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bologna
Member of the Arbitration Chamber of Milan
Member of the editorial board of the following magazines: “Banca Borsa, Titoli di Credito”, “Mercato Concorrenza e Regole”, “Il Mulino”, “Banca, Impresa e Società”, “Giurisprudenza Commerciale” and “Analisi Giuridica dell’Economia”, which he helped to set up, as well as the website “”.

  • since 2013 Director of UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Last updated:Mar 24 2021