CEO and General Manager, Dallara
Andrea Pontremoli joined IBM in 1980 in as Customer Engineer and grew up in the professional career until in 1999 he left Milan and moved to Paris as Vice President of Global Services Operations for IBM Europe, Middle East and Africa and later he became General Manager of Integrated Technology Services for the same Area managing more than 25.000 people.
In 2001 he came back to Italy and was appointed IBM Global Services General Manager for South Europe, a position he kept until 2004 when he was appointed President and CEO of IBM Italy.
In October 2007 Andrea Pontremoli left the position of President and CEO IBM Italy to face a new challenge joining Giampaolo Dallara to manage Dallara Automobili, a glorious historic company at Varano de' Melegari in Valceno ( Parma).
Andrea Pontremoli joined the company as Partner of the founder Gian Paolo Dallara and he was appointed CEO and General Manager, with the aim of devising new and innovative strategies for the development of the company.
He has several positions besides Dallara:
In May 2000 he has been appointed as President of Centro Studi Valceno ‘Antonio Samore’, a no- profit company.
In November 2007 he has been appointed as Scientific Director for the “Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management” at the Bologna Business School, University of Bologna.
Since April 2008 Andrea Pontremoli is a member of Barilla S.p.A.'s Boards of Directors and Executive Committee.
Since May 2012 Andrea is the Lead Indipendent Director in the Board of Directors of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A, where he has also the responsibility of the Risk Committee and member of the Compensation Committee.
In 2004 Università degli Studi of Parma awarded him a honorary degree in Computer Science Engineering for his expertise developed during the many years of his managerial activity and for the constant commitment for the technological development of territorial areas.
Pontremoli has been for a long time a member of Boards at Confindustria, Assolombarda and Assonime, moreover he is a member of Aspen Institute Italia.
On 27 of December 2005 he was awarded the honour of Cavaliere di Gran Croce al Merito della Repubblica Italiana from Italian Republic President Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, the highest honorary degree in the Italian Republic.
Since January 2017 Andrea Pontremoli is an external member in the board of University of Parma.
Since April 2017, Andrea Pontremoli is the president of the Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna (MUNER), an association which was strongly advocated by the Emilia-Romagna Region, and it was created thanks to a synergetic connection among universities and manufacturers.