Mr. Ascari is currently Chief Operating Officer of SACE S.p.A, the Italian export credit company. He joined SACE in 2000; prior to his current position he was the Head of Risk Management and Chief Financial Officer.
Since 2010 Mr. Ascari has been Chairman of SACE BT, SACE S.p.A subsidiary operating in the Credit Insurance, Surety and Bonding industry and Member of the Board of SACE Fct, a subsidiary active in factoring. Between 2006 and 2009, Mr. Ascari served as Deputy Chairman and Chairman of the Berne Union Medium-long Term Committee.
He teaches postgraduate courses in Economic Development and International Trade at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan. Prior to joining SACE, Mr. Ascari worked for FIAT USA where he held the position of Vice President for International Finance and Head of the Washington DC FIAT office. His previous experience also includes the World Bank, where he worked in the East Africa Region as Advisor to the Italian Executive Director and Member of the Board. Mr. Ascari holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bologna and completed his postgraduate studies at the University of Bradford (UK).