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Mediolanum Pioneers IDA-Backed Skills and Innovation Initiative to Nurture Workforce Talent

Mediolanum Irish Operations will be pioneering a transformative learning and development initiative for its 170—strong workforce, with the support of IDA Ireland, the Irish inward investment agency. 

Mediolanum participated in the Strategic Talent Development Programme developed by IDA, in partnership with Skillnet Ireland. Following this programme, the company progressed to develop a strategic Learning and Development Plan with the support of IDA Ireland. This Learning & Development Plan is an ambitious three-year training initiative, aimed at bolstering the skills and talent within Mediolanum’s Irish Operations’ business, which has been operating in Dublin since 1998 through its asset management and life insurance business. 

The training initiative is aimed at complementing specific technical skills with competencies crucial to Mediolanum’s culture, while fostering innovation, sustainability, and adherence to ESG standards. The enhancement of scalability through automation and digitalization, are further key objectives of the programme. This not only benefits the company but also contributes to the overall growth and development of Ireland’s innovation ecosystem.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney TD said, “I’m really pleased that Mediolanum participated in the Strategic Talent Development Programme with IDA Ireland and Skillnet which has resulted in this innovative learning and development plan for its staff in Ireland. Collaborations between public and private sectors in upskilling initiatives such as this are most welcome. They represent a commitment to bridge skills gaps, empower our workforce, and pave the way for a brighter, more innovative future. We live in an age of rapid technological advancement which means that now, more than ever, industries must embrace change, adapt to emerging trends and invest in their people to ensure a dynamic and resilient future. I wish all the team at Mediolanum the very best with this programme, which will provide training to 170 staff across a range of disciplines.’’

Furio Pietribiasi, CEO of Mediolanum Irish Operations said, “we are very proud of our collaboration with IDA in designing this ambitious 3-year learning and development program. This is another example of the competitiveness and ability to adapt of the Irish ecosystem through effective co-operation between private and public sector.’’ 

In the fast-paced financial services sector, marked by rapid growth and regulatory changes, Mediolanum is showing its ongoing commitment to investing in its people’s development to remain at the cutting edge. This strategic partnership with IDA signifies, according to the firm, a collective effort to address challenges and advance the skills of all employees while ensuring the firm’s continued leadership in a dynamic business environment.

Commenting also on the training programme, Michael Lohan, CEO of IDA Ireland, added, “we are delighted to partner with Mediolanum in their journey towards transforming their business. This partnership reflects our dedication to transformation and training within our FDI client base in Ireland to futureproof Ireland as a hub for innovation and further investment. This kind of support can be replicated for other industry players willing to significantly invest in their people development. I wish Mediolanum every success with their programme.” 

Source: IDA Ireland

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