graduated in business and economics from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali-Guido Carli (LUISS), Rome, in 1990. He began his professional career with the STET/Telecom Italia group. After receiving a master in business administration (MBA) with distinction from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, in 1994, Mr. Italia joined Warburg Pincus, where he began his professional experience in the private equity sector, in which he currently continues to operate. In particular, after Warburg Pincus Mr. Italia joined Henderson Private Capital and then Cinven, the European private equity group, and he is currently the head of Cinven’s advisory business in Italy. Roberto Italia is a member of the board of directors or other management body of several Italian and foreign companies as well as not-for-profit associations, such as AIFI, the Italian venture capital and private equity.