Tikehau Capital has recently hired Boston Consulting Group’s Ignazio Torrepadula as senior adviser to strengthen its Italian investment practice. Torrepadula brings with him 25 years of experience in the financial sector, with 20 years at BCG.
Ignazio Torrepadula has over 25 years of experience in the financial sector, working in the areas of investment management, innovation and transformation with particular interest in technological development. In 1986 Torrepadula started his career at IMI Spa as a Lending Officer, where he worked for almost two years before moving to Banca Akros as a Credit Risk Officer in their Capital Markets team, a position he held for three years. In 1992 Torrepadula moved to the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), working mainly in the area of strategy and transformation projects for large organisations, his first stint at the firm running for eight years and seeing him climb to be Partner and Managing Director.
In a short hiatus from BCG, in 2001 Torrepadula started at Benetton Group in Milan as a partner, a job he held for two years before returning to BCG. He worked at BCG for another 12 years as Senior Partner and Managing Director. Torrepadula completed his education at the Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Federico II' in Italië.
Earlier this year Torrepadula decided to take on a new challenge, and joined Tikehau Capital, an Italy-based private equity and investment management firm with over €5 billion in assets under management. The hire is part of Tikehau Capital’s plans to develop its direct investment activities and its asset management liquid funds solutions in Italy.
Torrepadula will work alongside Jean-Pierre Mustier, who became a partner of Tikehau Capital earlier this year, arriving from UniCredit where he was Deputy General Manager in charge of the Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) Division and a member of the Executive Management Committee. Their main task will be to open up alternative financing channels for the SMEs segment in line with the Italian Government’s Cassa Depositi e Prestiti plan.