Finance Monthly - CFO Awards 2022

Finance Monthly CFO Awards 2022 Italy 37 About Manuela Franchi Manuela Franchi is a graduate from Bocconi University in Milan. After a career in Investment Banking, Manuela has moved into the corporate sector becoming CFO of doValue S.p.A. - formerly doBank - and managing the company’s latest significant transactions, including the successful listing on the Italian stock exchange in 2017 and the international expansion through the Greek startup in 2018, the acquisition of Altamira in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus in 2019 and the acquisition of FPS from Eurobank in 2020 as well as leading all related funding through bank facilities and bond issuances. Since 2020, she has also been appointed as General Manager for Corporate Functions at doValue covering all areas related to operations, IT, HR, procurement, transformation projects, organization, in addition to her role as CFO of the Group and deploying a new integrated governance model across the regions focused on achieving higher integration and efficiencies in all common areas of activities through the implementation of a uniform strategy. She began her carrier in Investment Banking in 2000 at Goldman Sachs and moved to Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2007 until 2016 managing various M&A deals, bank financing, debt and equity capital markets transactions following companies primarily operating in the telecom, media and infrastructure sectors. She also covers several offices as member of the board of directors in different subsidiaries of the Group. About doValue Group doValue is one of the main players in Southern Europe providing services to banks and investors for the management of loans and real estate assets. Its assets under management amount to €160 billion in gross book value. The Group extends its scope of activities to performing loans, early arrears, UTP, nonperforming loans and real estate assets, and provides ancillary products for business information and master servicing. Current Group structure reflects the organic and external growth and diversification of doValue over 21 years of operations. It was created from a combination, in 2016, of the two largest Italian servicers: UCCMB, originally part of the UniCredit Group, and Italfondiario, active since 2000 in partnership with leading specialized investors both owned by the US private equity firm Fortress. Between 2018 and 2019 doValue experienced a phase of major expansion and significant diversification, first with the entry in the Greek market through being awarded a servicing contract from the four systemic local banks and later in the wider Southern European market, with the acquisition of Altamira Asset Management, a servicer active in Spain, Portugal and Cyprus and a leader in the management of real estate assets. In the Italian market, doValue’s growth continued with the acquisition of new servicing contracts from banks and investors, in particular confirming its leading position as servicer in securitisations assisted by State guarantee (“GACS”). CFO of doValue Group Manuela Franchi

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