Speakers and other contributors
Rodolfo De Benedetti
Rodolfo De Benedetti has been Chairman of CIR and COFIDE since April 2013. The COFIDE-CIR Group, of which he is a controlling shareholder along with his brothers Edoardo and Marco, operates in various business sectors, particularly auto components (Sogefi), media (Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso) and health care (KOS). Within the group he is also a member of the Board of Directors of Sogefi and Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso.
Rodolfo previously was Chief Executive Officer of CIR from 1993 and of COFIDE from 1995. He joined COFIDE in 1988 as Director of International Affairs and was subsequently appointed as General Manager. In 1990 he also became General Manager of CIR. Prior to these roles, he worked for Lombard Odier, a private banking group in Switzerland, and in the Merchant Banking Group of Shearson Lehman Brothers in New York.
Rodolfo currently is a shareholder and director of Decalia Asset Management S.A., an international investment management company established in 2014. He is also a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists, a forum of more than 50 of the most important European companies in various sectors.