President & Deputy CEO
Michele is President & Deputy CEO, having joined Athora in September 2017 to lead its formation. He is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the Athora Group subsidiaries as well as growth, transformation and culture. He is a Member of the Supervisory Board of Athora Netherlands, SRLEV and Proteq.
Michele was formerly Managing Director and Head of Morgan Stanley’s European Insurance and Pensions business as well as being responsible for Morgan Stanley’s reinsurance operations globally. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2010 and also led the Fixed Income Capital Markets division in Italy.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he was employed by Nomura Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2010, where he co-ran the Insurance business for Europe, Japan and Asia. From 2003 to 2008, he worked with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. where he held various senior roles covering Italian and other European Insurance companies on the asset-side as well as capital management, DCM/ECM and reinsurance solutions.
Before joining Lehman Brothers, he held senior roles at JPMorgan and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Michele holds a B.Sc. (cum laude) in Economics, Statistics and Social Sciences from Università Bocconi Milano.
* Member of Athora’s Management Committee. The purpose of the Management Committee is to evidence the discharge of responsibility by its Chair for management of our assets, business and operations in accordance with the strategic direction, integrated management plan, risk appetite and strategy policy, relevant legal and regulatory obligations and bounds of spend on business growth/acquisitions approved by Athora’s Board of Directors.