Nicola Cordone was born in Genoa in 1966.
In 1990, he graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering from Genoa University and in 1996 he attained the qualification of Auditor of Quality Systems in accordance with the ISO 9000 regulations issued by CISQ of Milan. To complete his professional training, in 2001 Cordone obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration at the Bocconi University Business School.
Cordone started working as senior business consultant with responsibility for companies like AT&T-Unisource, Siemens Telecomunicazioni, Italtel and Ansaldo.
In 1997, he began working for Servizi Interbancari (now Nexi) as Development Manager of the new integrated call center and then as Head of the Issuing Services.
In 2000, Cordone joined SSB as Director of the Issuing Division and in 2002 he was also appointed Deputy General Manager.
In 2007, he took on the role of Director of the Cards Business Unit and Deputy Managing Director of SIA where he later became Financial Institutions Division Director.
In 2014, Cordone was Senior Vice President of SIA and in 2017 he also took on the position of Deputy CEO.
In 2018, he was appointed Senior Vice President Global Business Solutions. The Financial Institutions, Corporate, Public Sector, International, Capital Markets, Central Institutions and Network Services Divisions report to him.
Cordone is Chief Executive Officer of SIA as of 29 November 2018.
Furthermore, within the SIA Group, he is CEO of P4cards.