Degree in Political & Social Sciences (specialist area, Economics) from the University of Padua and an M.A. in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Cocco began his career in Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino, joining the Research and Planning Division in 1984. In 1985 he transferred to the London Branch where he remained until 1993, except for a two-year interlude between 1998-1990 during which time he opened the representative office in Athens, primarily working towards strategic development targets. He was Head of Strategic Planning for the London Branch, taking care of institutional relations with a number of national and international bodies. Subsequent to the transfer of the Proprietary Finance trading desk to the London Branch in 1990, he assisted in the creation and implementation of a financial risk management system. Having returned to Turin, he served as Head of ALM within the Risk Management Unit between 1993 and 1998.
Mr. Cocco joined BMPS at the end of 1998 as Head of the newly-established Risk Management Unit within the Research, Planning and Control Office. He headed the Wealth Risk Management Service from 2006 to 2015 and was responsible for determining adequacy assessment methods, customer risk profiles and risk mapping on products, portfolios and customer investment services.
Mr. Cocco is currently Chief Audit Executive and serves as the ad interim Head of the Staff Regulatory Relationship Unit, which he set up at the start of 2015 to oversee the interaction and coordination of the Group's relations with the European Supervisory Authorities (ECB and SRB) as well as the local Regulator (Bank of Italy) as part of the new European single supervisory and crisis management mechanism.