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Honorary Chairman

Marco De Benedetti


Marco De Benedetti has been Managing Director of Carlyle since November 2005.

He has been Chairman of GEDI Gruppo Editoriale S.p.A. since June 2017 and Chairman of Fratelli De Benedetti S.p.A. since 2013. He has been a Director of CIR S.p.A. since 2014 and of Cofide since 1994.

He is Chairman of Marelli Motori S.p.A., Comdata S.p.A. and Twin-Set Simona Barbieri S.r.l. and he sits on the Boards of Directors of Moncler S.p.A., NBTY, Inc. and Logoplaste S.A..

He held the position of Chief Executive Officer of TIM from July 1999 to July 2005 and was Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia (July 2005 - October 2005).

Marco De Benedetti graduated in history and economics from the Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT-US) in 1984. In 1987 he was awarded a Master in Business Administration by the Wharton Business School (Philadelphia, PA-US).