Biography and professional profile of Corrado Santini, Senior Partner of F2i

By: James Robey

Senior Partner of F2i - Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture since 2010, Corrado Santini has consolidated experience in the field of financial investments in major national and international contexts.
Corrado Santini, Senior Partner of F2i

Corrado Santini: training and working experiences of the Senior Partner of F2i

Corrado Santini graduated in Economics at Università degli Studi di Parma in 1991. Determined to complete his training in economics and to acquire additional expertise in financial investments, He attended in 1995 Insead, prestigious institute in Fontainebleau, where He received a graduation in Business Administration. The same year He began his professional career: He worked for three years for Cie (forfaiting house). In 1998 He was placed in charge of Project Finance of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria for Italy. That was an important opportunity for him to specialize in different areas: transport infrastructure, pipelines, aqueducts, real estate and energy. An experience useful for his entry in F2i in 2007. In the investment fund created by Vito Gamberale, Corrado Santini has the position of Senior Partner of F2i.

F2i: history and description of the fund for investment in infrastructures

Created as a privatized but institutional tool by Vito Gamberale in 2007, F2i is one of the largest infrastructure funds of the world and the largest in Italy. Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, the most important Italian banks (Unicredit, Intesa Sanpaolo), a prestigious foreign bank (Merrill Lynch - BoA), ex-banking foundations, pension funds are among the contributors who made possible a collection amounted to 1.852 million euros in the first fund. In July 2012 a second fund started with a collection target of 1.200 million euros. Since the establishment, the acquisitions made by F2i were: Alerion Clean Power (15,7%), 2i Rete Gas (63,8%), Gesac (70%), HFV (49,8%), Infracis (26%), Mediterranea delle Acque (40%), Metroweb (53,8%), Sagat (50,8%), SEA (44,31%) e TRM (60%).

Corrado Santini: activities and public speeches

Corrado Santini took part in the course of his career to a series of conferences and lectures on various topics related to the issue of infrastructure investments and financial services. On April 7, He spoke at the conference "Infrastrutture e politiche per il Mezzogiorno", organized by the Foundation Mezzogiorno Europa in Naples, to analyze the potential areas of investment in Southern Italy. His speech focused mainly on the sectors in which the manager specialized. Corrado Santini highlighted the criticality of the water sector, mainly due to low investments in the 90s. As for the waste area, the manager pointed out the excessive number of dumps, in contrast with the European standards. Even numbers related to energy plants are disappointing when compared to the rest of Europe, while for the photovoltaic Italy is noted as one of the most active countries for installed capacity. On 20 June, the Senior Partner of F2i attended the opening of Termovalorizzatore of Gerbido (Turin), which with a permitted capacity of 421,000 tons will facilitate 175,000 families to take advantage of energy supply.
Visit the blog of Corrado Santini to stay constantly updated on his activities in F2i - Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture.

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The career of Corrado Santini, manager with decades of experience in the field of financial investments and Senior Partner of F2i – Fondi Italiani per le Infrastrutture

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