Year of birth: 1946
Mr. Banchi received a Doctor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Bologna (Italy).
He was a senior leader at Boehringer Ingelheim, holding different management positions both in Italy and abroad, and became Italy's country manager from 1992 until 1999. In the Boehringer Ingelheim group, he held the office of managing director of Pharma Marketing and Sales (which operates worldwide) from 2000 until 2008, where he also held the office of Chairman (and CEO) of its executive committee from 2004 to 2008.
Since 2009 he has been a board member and advisor of several international industrial firms including Enel, S.p.A. and Biotest AG, a public enterprise listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange.