New General Manager for BonelliErede: Angela Maria Cossellu
26 June 2024

Angela Maria Cossellu, a senior executive with vast experience in the telecoms, insurance, real estate, trade fair and congress sectors, is the new General Manager of BonelliErede.

Angela Maria Cossellu joins the firm from EUR S.p.A., a company controlled by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where she served as CEO from January 2022 to June this year. At EUR, she was responsible for managing and enhancing the company’s real estate assets and for managing and relaunching the capital’s most important congress and exhibition centre, which is also one of the world’s most renowned.

For more than 11 years, she held senior executive roles in Zurich Insurance Company LTD, including as CEO and before that General Manager. She was also responsible for paving the strategic and operational path of the online company Zurich Connect. Before that, she held positions of responsibility at EurizonVita (the Intesa Sanpaolo Group’s life insurance business), Vodafone and Italtel. Angela Maria Cossellu is currently an independent board member of BPER Banca S.p.A., Esprinet S.p.A. and Aon Italia S.r.l.

Angela Maria Cossellu succeeds Gabriele Zucchini in the role and will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Milan.

Eliana Catalano, Managing Partner, and Massimiliano Danusso, Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Angela Maria to our firm. Her arrival coincides with an important moment for BonelliErede, with all of us hard at work putting the new 5-year strategic plan into action. The extensive managerial experience that our new General Manager brings to BonelliErede will be of great value to the initiatives we are working on”. Catalano and Danusso went on to add: “We would also like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the entire partnership, to thank Gabriele Zucchini for nearly two decades of tireless service and unwavering dedication to our firm. These years have been marked by profound transformations and new challenges, during which Gabriele has always been at our side and always demonstrated the utmost professionalism”.

Angela Maria Cossellu also commented: “I am extremely keen to embark on this new adventure. After closing a successful, major chapter in the public sector, I am returning to the private sector, ready to put my skills at the service of a dynamic and unique reality such as BonelliErede – a law firm that has made internationalisation, innovation and focus on its people its hallmarks. A growth strategy that I look forward to contributing to in the many years to come with passion”.

As General Manager, Angela Maria Cossellu will report directly to the firm’s leadership, and all the heads of business support departments will report to her. The firm now boasts approximately 800 people.