(ANSA) – MILAN, NOVEMBER 24 – Ennio Doris, founder and honorary president of Banca Mediolanum, passed away at 2:12 this night. The announcement was made by his wife Lina Tombolato and their children Sara and Massimo, who “in these days of mourning” wish to “maintain strict confidentiality”, which they ask everyone to “want to respect”. The employees and collaborators of the group, reads a note, “gather together and participate around the Doris family and, with enormous emotion, pay homage to Ennio Doris, a great man and extraordinary entrepreneur”.
Ennio Doris was born in Tombolo (Padua) on 3 July 1940.
“For over 40 years – reads a note – he was the undisputed protagonist of Italian big finance as well as an entrepreneur, banker and founder of Banca Mediolanum, one of the most important companies on the national banking scene also present in Spain, Germany and Ireland”. Married since 1966 to Lina Tombolato, Doris leaves her children Massimo and Sara and 7 grandchildren.
From 2000 to 2012 Doris was a director of Mediobanca and Banca Esperia. From 1996 to the CEO of the Mediolanum holding until 2015, the year of the merger by incorporation into Banca Mediolanum. Until last November 3, Doris held the position of chairman of Banca Mediolanum, to become honorary chairman following a shareholders’ resolution. He was also honorary president of the Mediolanum Onlus Foundation. In February 1982, after a meeting with Silvio Berlusconi and with the “entrepreneurial and logistical support of the Fininvest Group”, Ennio Doris founded Programma Italia, the first network of global consultants in the savings sector, with the idea of ”becoming the point reference of the Italian family for savings “. Mediolanum Spa was born three years later, the holding company to which all the companies of the Group belong. A reorganization that allowed the companies with the highest capitalization to be listed on the Stock Exchange in 1996 and, in 1998, to enter the then Mib30 index. In 1997, Programma Italia becomes Banca Mediolanum. (HANDLE).
Source From: Ansa