Giovanni Monti
Chairman, Legacoop Emilia-Romagna (Italy)

Giovanni Monti has been Chairman of Legacoop Emilia Romagna since 9 October 2013. Born in Ravenna (Italy) in 1956, Monti joined in the Cooperative Movement in 1989 as Agricultural Cooperatives Manager for Legacoop Ravenna - a provincial network of the National Legacoop - after his significant work experience in large agricultural companies located in the Emilia-Romagna area. He held this position until 1998, when he was appointed Chairman of Legacoop Ravenna. In 2011 Monti took over as Vice-chairman of Coop Adriatica - one of the most important cooperatives that are part of the COOP network, the most important Italian distribution chain, and the largest consumer organization. In 2012 Coop Adriatica had a turnover of EUR 2,0 billion, thanks to its network of 176 stores located in different regions of Italy and its 1,210,760 members. In December 2012, Coop Adriatica listed 8,974 employees.

Giovanni Monti also sits on the boards of directors of several other leading Italian organizations and since April 2013 he has been Vice-chairman of Unipol Banca S.p.a., an Italian bank related to the cooperative system established in 1998 by Unipol, one of the leading insurance groups in Italy. On the 9th October 2013 Monti was appointed as Chairman of Legacoop Emilia-Romagna, an association of enterprises operating in Emilia Romagna - one of Europe’s top regions in terms of its number of co-operatives, representing over 1.250 companies with a total of nearly 150.000 employees, 2,800,000 members and a turnover of 32 billion euros.