Slovak President’s visit strengthens ties with Generali and Italy
26 April 2022
President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, met Italian President Sergio Mattarella and the President of the Italian Senate Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati. She also awarded former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi with the Order of the White Double Cross.
Zuzana Čaputová was accompanied by the representatives of notorious Slovak companies and institutions that focus their businesses on the transition to green solutions in the field of energy and digitization. As Generali Česká pojišťovna is playing a crucial role in pushing the sustainability agenda engaging stakeholders and communities, Roman Juráš, CEO of GČP, Miroslav Singer Generali CEE Holding Institutional Affairs & Chief Economist and Marián Zelko, Chief Marketing and Customer Development Officer were part of the delegation.
"We were honoured to participate together with experts and representatives of Slovak companies and institutions, which accompanied the President on her business trip to Italy. As an Italian company with international operations, Generali has long been connected with both countries and I am proud that, thanks to us, we are helping to strengthen the Slovak-Italian partnership,” says CEO Roman Juráš.
Generali hosted the Business Forum
Generali also hosted the Business Forum of Slovak and Italian companies in the beautiful premises of the Roman headquarters in Piazza Venezia. The President opened the Forum with Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs Ivan Korčok, Minister of Transport and Construction Andrej Doležal, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Economy Ján Oravec, Ambassador of the Slovak Republic Karel Wursterová and others from the President's delegation.
"The relationship between Slovakia and our company is also symbolically recorded on a memorial plaque on our building in Rome. It recalls the recognition of Czechoslovakia by the Italian Government in 1918, of which Milan Rastislav Štefánik was one of the founders. Every year on May 24, we commemorate this great Slovak politician and diplomat at a solemn ceremony attended by the Slovak Ambassador, and we honour his important message of peace and fraternity, which is so important especially in this period. This commemorative plaque thus brings a piece from Slovakia to our city as well," said Daniele di Loreto, Group Head of Representative Office of Assicurazioni Generali I at the beginning of the meeting.
He also reminded the significant connection between Slovakia and the Generali Group, which dates back 190 years. Exactly two years after the founding of the company in Trieste, six branches of the Generali Group were established in the Slovak cities of Prešov, Kežmarok, Jelšava, Banská Štiavnica, Banská Bystrica and Komárno.