Sergio Urbani is the new Secretary General of Fondazione Cariplo (2014). Fondazione Cariplo is one of the main philanthropic organizations in the world. In 25 years the Foundation supported 30,000 projects, focused on youth, wellbeing and community-based welfare, with € 2,7 billion.
Sergio pioneered social housing in Italy some twelve years ago, starting with a pilot project launched by Fondazione Cariplo. That project led to the formation in 2004 of Fondazione Housing Sociale (Social Housing Foundation) by Fondazione Cariplo with the support of the Lombardy Regional Administration and the Association of Italian Municipal Administrations (ANCI). Sergio served as Director and Managing Director of Fondazione Housing Sociale up until June 2012. While at Fondazione Housing Sociale, Sergio initiated numerous projects in social housing, an area that Fondazione Cariplo has always considered strategic. Among others, Urbani launched the ethical real estate fund Abitare sociale 1 (worth €85 million), which was the first Italian social housing fund and, in partnership with Lombardy municipal administrations, various other social housing projects carried out by the Fund.
In June 2012, Sergio became Co-General Manager of CDP Investimenti Sgr, the asset management firm that manages FIA, Italy’s Social Housing Integrated Funds System, handling the development of 41 projects across Italy. Previously, Sergio had worked at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance (2000-2004), Deloitte&Touche Corporate Finance (1999-2000), Milan Bocconi University Department of Economics – Industrial and Commercial Companies – (fellow), and Bankers Trust International.