Andrea Pontremoli is CEO and partner in Dallara Automobili since 2007. He began at IBM in 1980 as a Hardware Customer Engineer and has since worked in positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the areas of marketing and services. After a number of experiences abroad, in 2001 he returned in Italy as a General Manager for IBM Global Services South Region. In 2004 he was appointed as President and CEO for IBM Italy. He is a member of various boards of directors and Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and has received an honorary degree from the University of Parma.