Andrea Pontremoli joined IBM in 1980, hired as a simple maintenance technician, followed his professional career until he was appointed President and CEO of IBM Italy in 2004.
In October 2007 Andrea Pontremoli left the position of President and CEO of IBM Italy and accepted a new challenge, alongside Eng. Gian Paolo Dallara driving Dallara Automobili. Pontremoli enters as a partner of the founder, Gian Paolo Dallara, and assumes the position of CEO and General Manager.
Since November 2007 he has been Director of the "Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management" at Bologna Business School at the University of Bologna. Since April 2008, he has been a member of the Barilla S.p.A. and since May 2012 he is a member and Lead Independent Director in the Board of Directors of Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A. In addition since January 2017 he is a member of the Board of Directors. of the University of Parma and since December 2017 he has been a member of the BoD Turbocoating Group S.p.A. As of June 2019 he is a member of the Board of Credit Agricole Italia S.p.A.
In 2004 the University of Parma awarded him the Honoris Causa degree in Computer Engineering for the competence gained over the years of managerial activity and for the constant commitment to the technological development of the territorial realities.
On 2 June 2006 he received the honor of Knight of the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Italian Republic from the President of the Republic Ciampi.
Andrea Pontremoli is also involved in various initiatives with non-profit organizations and non-profit companies:
- -President of MUNER (Motorvehicle University of Emilia Romagna, No Profit for Education)
- -President of Innovation Farm (No Profit for Education)
- -President of the Centro Studi Valceno (Non Profit for Culture and Territory)
- -Vice President ASPHI (Onlus for disabled people management through Information Technology).