Marcello has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, banking, private equity investing and M&A advisory within leading institutions in Europe.

He is a Partner at Apis, a leading ESGI-native financial services private equity asset manager with a global presence. Funds managed by Apis primarily invest expansion capital in asset-light financial services companies in growth markets. Investors in funds managed by Apis include leading institutional investors, development financial institutions, global banks, insurance companies, sovereign wealth funds and family offices across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Prior to joining Apis, Marcello was Executive Vice Chairman of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group Management Board, where he was in charge of the international business and institutional relations,  and co-founded Banca ITB (now Mooney), a bank focused on innovative payment solutions for the Italian retail market.