INTESA SANPAOLO AND THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Oxford (UK), July 24, 2019 – Following an initial agreement of contribution and services, the University of Oxford, a world-leading centre of education and research, through its Saïd Business School, one of the highest ranking banking schools in the world, and Intesa Sanpaolo have agreed to enter into an enhanced relationship phase.
In order to emphasize the importance that the Bank gives to the promotion of Italian art, culture and heritage outside of Italy, Intesa Sanpaolo is sponsoring Last Supper in Pompeii, the exhibition opening today at the Ashmolean Museum.
The relationship between Intesa Sanpaolo and Oxford University is wide-ranging, covering many aspects beyond culture. Within Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, Intesa Sanpaolo supports the Centre for Corporate Reputation, an independent research centre aiming to understand how the reputations of organisations are created. In addition managers of the Bank follow the Centre’s Corporate Reputation and Executive Leadership Programme.
Carlo Messina, Intesa Sanpaolo’s CEO, is a member of the prestigious Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors, that celebrates and recognises Oxford’s most outstanding friends and supporters by offering them a greater understanding of the life and work of the University and the colleges. Intesa Sanpaolo’s collaboration with Oxford University includes research, Oxford-Intesa Sanpaolo MBA scholarships, as well as student engagement initiatives, while Intesa Sanpaolo’s Innovation Center nominates a representative to the University’s Circular Economy Lab’s Steering Committee.
The current agreement between Intesa Sanpaolo and Oxford University will continue until 2024.
About Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo is the banking group which was formed by the merger of Banca Intesa and Sanpaolo IMI. The merger brought together two major Italian banks with shared values so as to increase their opportunities for growth, enhance service for retail customers, significantly support the development of businesses and make an important contribution to the country’s growth. Intesa Sanpaolo is among the top banking groups in the euro zone, with a market capitalisation of 33.0 billion euro(1).
Intesa Sanpaolo is the leader in Italy in all business areas (retail, corporate, and wealth management). The Group offers its services to 11.8 million customers through a network of approximately 4,100 branches well distributed throughout the country with market shares no lower than 12% in most Italian regions. Intesa Sanpaolo has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,100 branches and 7.3 million customers, comprising subsidiaries operating in commercial banking in 12 countries in Central Eastern Europe and Middle Eastern and North African areas and an international network of specialists in support of corporate customers across 25 countries, in particular in the Middle East and North Africa and in those areas where Italian companies are most active, such as the United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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