Roberto Colaninno

Roberto Colaninno• 1981: founded the Sogefi company in Mantua. Under his leadership, Sogefi expanded to become one of Italy’s primary auto components players and a stock-listed company.
• 1996 – 1999: Chief Executive Officer of Olivetti. Thanks in part to international agreements, he rapidly restored Olivetti to health and transformed it into a telecommunication holding.
• 1999: led Olivetti in a public tender offer for Telecom Italia worth more than €60 billion. Olivetti acquired approximately 51% of Telecom Italia.
• 1999 – 2001: Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia, Chair of TIM.
• 2001: honorary degree in Business & Economics from the University of Lecce.
• 2002: acquired IMMSI S.p.A. (IMS.MI), a stock-listed real estate holding company.
• 2002 – present: Chair of IMMSI S.p.A.
• 2003: IMMSI acquired shareholdings in industrial and services companies, notably control of the Piaggio Group (PIA.MI) and of the Intermarine Group.
• 2003 – present: Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Piaggio & C. S.p.A.
• 2008: the IMMSI Group with others founded CAI (Compagnia Aerea Italiana), the company that acquired the Alitalia and Airone airlines.
• 2008 – 2013: Chair of the Alitalia Board of Directors.
• 2000: Cavaliere del Lavoro of the Italian Republic.
• 2013: honorary master’s diploma in Management, Innovation & Services Engineering from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, a special-statute university in Pisa.
• 2014: Officer of the Legion d’Honneur.
• 2015 – present: Chair of the Advisory Board of Piaggio Fast Forward, a company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).