Gianni Santoro, an Italian national, holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Turin.

He entered the banknote industry in May 2001 with the Italian Company Mantegazza A. Arti Grafiche based in Milan (manufacturer of security threads and holograms) as Product Manager.

Mr. Santoro joined SICPA SA in April 2005 as Regional Business Director covering various responsibilities in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He was appointed Commercial Director in January 2013.