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The partner of Italian companies that internationalize

SIMEST is the company in the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Group which since 1991 has supported the growth of Italian companies through the internationalisation of their activities. It is 76% controlled by SACE and is invested in by leading Italian banks and business associations.

Together with SACE, SIMEST represents the Export and Internationalisation Hub of the CDP Group, which brings together all the instruments to support Italian companies that wish to compete and grow internationally.

SIMEST, in particular:

Supports the company through their whole expansion cycle abroad, from the initial assessment of opening up to a new market, to expansion through direct investment. It operates through loans aimed at internationalisation, export credit support and capital investment.

A partner to the main global financial institutions, it operates with EU Funds and adheres to the EDFI (European Development Financial Institutions) network.


We work to support Italian companies in their internationalisation journey, while respecting the values of commitment and transparency.

The Board of Directors leads and directs the activities of SIMEST with the support of the corporate bodies, including the Board of Statutory Auditors, the Supervisory Body and the Director from the Court of Auditors.

The Management Team defines and implements the operational plans, leveraging the everyday work to implement projects and visions.

Board of Directors and corporate bodies

Board of Directors

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Ilaria Bertizzolo joined CDP in May 2019 as Head of Coverage Large Corporates, and was subsequently appointed Board Member of SACE S.p.A., Simest S.p.A., CDP Equity and FSI Investimenti S.p.A.

Ilaria was formerly Head of NatWest activities in Italy. Before that, she was Head of Corporate Debt Capital Markets for ABN Amro in Italy since joining the Group in 2001 and, following the merger, held the same role in Royal Bank of Scotland until she took the responsibility of the Corporate business in the country in 2012. Previously, Ilaria was Head of DCM in for UBM in Milan, coming from a five-year experience as Fixed Income Analyst in the Research Department of Caboto SIM.

After graduating with honors in Political Sciences at Alfieri University in Florence, Ilaria completed her Master in Economics at Bocconi University in Milan, and obtained her MSc degree in Finance (LBS/Bocconi) during her early working years.


Board of Statutory Auditors

Iacopo Conti Chairman Auditor

Grazia D'Auria Standing Auditor

Alessandro Redondi Standing Auditor

Lucia Cecere Deputy

Cristiano Zanella Deputy

Supervisory Board

Antonio Bertani Chairman

Mara De Paola Member

Ugo Lecis Member

Acting representative of the Court of Auditors

Pio Silvestri Director

Management team

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Office address


Registered office

Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 323 - 00186 Roma

Rome Companies Register, Tax Code and VAT no. 04102891001

Share capital: € 164.646.231,88 i.v.. Company subject to management and coordination of SACE Spa (based in Rome Tax Code and VAT no. 05804521002).

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