Paolo Giancane has been the Deputy General Manager of UniCredit’s corporate finance team in Beijing and Hong Kong from the establishment of the practice in 2005 through 2009. During this period he participated in several equity financings on behalf of Chinese clients. He also advised European clients in prospective investments in China and divestitures of European assets to Chinese buyers. Prior to joining UniCredit in 2002, Mr. Giancane worked at Lehman Brothers in Milan, London and New York in the corporate finance and leveraged finance groups. He was exposed to M&A, equity and debt transactions in Continental Europe, United States and emerging markets. Paolo holds a BBA from L. Bocconi University in Milan and a Master in Finance from London Business School. He has also spoken at various conferences organized by the UniCredit Group in the field of mergers & acquisitions to and from China. Paolo also teaches Financial Planning at the IE School of Architecture’s MAMD (Master in Architectural Management and Design) in Madrid.