Francesco
Caio

Role: Chairman

Born in Naples, 23 August 1957.

 

Education

1980 Master in Computer Science – Magna cum Laude - Politecnico di Milano

1985 Master in Business Administration (MBA) - INSEAD Fontainebleau France


Language

Italian mother tongue, fluent in English and French.

 

Professional profile

International experience as CEO of listed and private multinational companies operating in high technology, financial services and telecom sectors. Member of the Board of Directors of multinational companies in US, UK, France and Italy.

 

Executives roles

2014 - 2017 Poste Italiane – Rome – CEO and Managing director. Led privatization through largest European IPO of 2015 and largest in Italy in last 10 years.

2011 - 2013 AVIO SpA – Turin (Jet engine and space technology Group)

Group CEO

2006 - 2011 Lehman Brothers – London – Vice Chairman Investment Banking Europe. Chairman of the European Advisory Board.

Nomura – London – Vice Chairman Investment Banking Europe (Nomura acquired Lehman in 2008)

2003 - 2006 Cable & Wireless plc - London

Group CEO

2000 - 2003 Netscalibur – Milan, London

Founder and CEO

1997 - 2000 Merloni Eldo Spa (then Indesit Company) - Fabriano (AN)

Group CEO

1993 - 1996 Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy) - Milan CEO

Olivetti - Ivrea CEO

1991 – 1992 Olivetti – Ivrea

Executive Assistant to Chairman and CEO

1986 – 1991 McKinsey & Co - London

Strategy consulting to Telecom, Media and High Tech corporations operating in the UK, USA, Continental Europe

1984 Sarin – Rome (part of Telecom Italia - STET)

Business Planning - online directory services

1982 – 1983 Olivetti SpA – Milan

Product Manager for Data Networks and Telecom Systems

 

Non executive roles

2018 Politecnico di Milano – Professor - Managing Technology Disruption


Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards

From 2018 BNL SpA Gruppo BNP Paribas - Non executive director

From 2012 Politecnico di Milano – Member of the Advisory Board

From 2016 Confindustria – Member of the Advisory Board

2014 – 2016 Alcatel Lucent – Paris – Non executive Director - Member of the Technology Committee

2009 – 2013 Invensys plc London – Non executive Director - Member of the Compensation and Audit Committees.

2009 – 2011 Gruppo Sole 24 Ore Milan – Non executive Director

2006 – 2008 Università Bocconi - Milan – Member of the International Advisory Board

2000 – 2003 Motorola - Chicago, Illinois USA – Non executive Director

1997 – 2000 Equant - Amsterdam Paris – Non executive Director

 

Advisor to Governments

From 2017 Advisor to the Italian Prime Minister for Industrial Policies

2013 – 2014 Agenda Digitale Italia – Government Commissioner for the definition and implementation of digitalization programme of Public Administration

2008 – 2009 Member of Digital Britain Steering Board – Digital Britain is a strategic initiative aimed at defining a long term vision for UK business and society in the Digital Age

2008 Next Generation Broadband UK – Chairman of an Independent review for the UK Government

2008 Advisor to the Italian Government for the definition of a National Broadband Plan

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