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Draginja Đurić receives Italian Order of Merit

Draginja Đurić, the President of Banca Intesa Executive Board, has been awarded with the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy (Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana), given to individuals for their contribution in the fields of economy, public service, social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities, literature and arts.

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has decided to grant the Order of Merit to Draginja Đurić for her committed and successful efforts aimed at promoting relations between the two countries. This important acknowledgement recognizes her work as co-chairman of the Serbian-Italian Business Council, her support for cultural events and humanitarian and social initiatives promoted by the Italian Embassy, as well as her activities at the helm of Banca Intesa that led the bank to the position of the absolute leader in the Serbian financial market.

The Order of Merit was awarded to Draginja Đurić by Italian Ambassador to Serbia Armando Varricchio.

Draginja Đurić thanked Italian officials for this remarkable recognition, colleagues from parent group Intesa Sanpaolo for support given to Banca Intesa, as well as all business partners and clients who contributed to the bank’s success and leadership market position.

“This recognition will be a strong motivation for me to continue promoting the values of Italian business culture in Serbia and improvement of economic cooperation between Serbian and Italian companies, as well as to stay actively involved in the further development and strengthening of all aspects of relations between our countries”, Draginja Đurić said.