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Franco Bernabé

Franco Bernabé, telecommunications industry executive.

Background

  • Bernabé, Franco was born on September 18, 1948 in Vipiteno, Italy. Son of Bruno and Clara (Frigerio) Bernabé.

  • Education

    • Degree in Economics, University Turin, 1973.

    Career

    • Assistant economics department, political science faculty University Turin, Italy, 1973-1974, professor economic policy Italy, 1975-1976. Senior economist department economics and statistics Organization of European Cooperation and Development, Paris, 1976-1978. Director economic studies Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, Turin, 1978-1983.

      Assistant to president Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi, Rome, 1983-1984, vice director planning and control, 1984-1986, director planning and control, 1986-1992. Managing director, Chief Executive Officer Eni Società per Azioni, 1992-1998. Chief Executive Officer Telecom Italia Società per Azioni, 1998—1999.

      Chairman Franco Bernabé Group, 1999—2004. Vice chairman Rothschild Europe, 2004—2007. Chief Executive Officer Telecom Italia Società per Azioni, Milan, since 2007.

      Board director Petro China, Fiat, TNT, Tiscali, H3G Italia. Member executive committee Confindustria. Member international board World Economic Forum.

    Membership

    Board member Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali University, Peres Center for Peace. Member advisory board Observatoire Mediterraneen de l'Energie. Special representative of Italian Government for reconstruction of Kosovo, 1999.

    Chairman Biennale de Venezia, 2001-2003. Chairman Mart Art Museum, since 2004. Past member advisory board Council on Foreign Relations.

    Member Italian Stock Company Association (general council, executive committee), Italian Council Economy & Labour, Bocconi University Institute Energy Soursces Economics (executive committee), Conference Board (international counsellor), W.E.F. Foundation.

    Connections

    • Married Maria Grazia Curtetto. Children: Marco, Lucia.
    • father: Bruno Bernabé
    • mother: Clara (Frigerio) Bernabé
    • spouse: Maria Grazia Curtetto
    • children: Marco Bernabé
    • Lucia Bernabé
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    Born September 18, 1948
    (age 69)
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    • 1973
      University Turin
    • 1973 - 1974
      Assistant, economics department
      Italy
    • 1976 - 1978
      senior, economist department economics and statistics Organization of European Cooperation and Development
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1978 - 1983
      director, economic studies Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino
      Turin, Piemonte, Italy
    • 1983 - 1984
      assistant, to president Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi
      Rome, New York, United States
    • 1992 - 1998
      managing director, Eni Società per Azioni
    • 1992 - 1998
      Chief Executive Officer, Eni Società per Azioni
    • 1998 - 1999
      Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Italia Società per Azioni
    • 1999 - 2004
      chairman, Franco Bernab+? Group
    • 2004 - 2007
      vice chairman, Rothschild Europe
    • 2007
      Chief Executive Officer, Telecom Italia Società per Azioni
      Milan, Illinois, United States
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