Francesco was appointed in 2016 as Global Head Sales being responsible of commercial strategy and sales activities related to all cash clearing and trade finance services to banks and central banks towards 60+ countries. He is also co responsible to engineer and implement correspondent banking business transformation and digitalisation and he is co-chair and member of various correspondent banking governance committees. Prior to joining Correspondent Banking, Francesco was a CEO for Standard Chartered – Italy and Head of Global Banking Southern Europe. His international career spans over 20 years working across Europe. Before joining Standard Chartered he worked for Standard & Poor’s and ING Bank NV.