Marco Patuano

He was born in Alessandria on June 6, 1964.

Marco Patuano has been the Chief Executive Officer at Telecom Italia S.p.A. since October 2013. Marco Patuano has been the Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Telecom Italia S.p.A. since April 13, 2011.

He graduated from Bocconi University in 1990, with specialisation in Corporate Finance.

After some experience in the United States, he started his career in Telecom Italia in 1990, at the central Headquarters of the company, then called SIP. Since then, he has worked in the company financial sector, and played a leading role in a phase in which finance was considered from the point of view of providing support to the growth of the business.

This was the period of the merger of Telecom Italia, the spin-off of TIM and the start-up of the mobile telephony company; Patuano contributed actively to this start-up as chief financial officer. His international career started in 2003 with appointment as CFO of TIM Brasil and Telecom Italia America Latina S.A., both Telecom Italia subsidiaries. In the years of his management, TIM Brasil became the second largest mobile phone company in Brazil, and the number one company present in all the Brazilian States with a merger of 11 companies. In 2004, TIM Brasil was the first to launch data transmission services based on EDGE technology.

From 2004 to 2006 he was General Manager of Telecom Italia Latam; in this capacity he was a member of the Boards of Directors of the Telecom Italia subsidiaries in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela and Paraguay. He also held operational positions in three of the companies. In this period he rationalised the portfolio of the Telecom Group companies with the sale of the Chile, Peru and Venezuela interests. In the same period e was also a member of the Board of Directors of the USA branch of Telecom Argentina, and of American internet companies connected with the Group.

In 2006 he became Director of Fixed Telephony of Telecom Argentina, and from May 2007 to July 2008 was Operational General Manager for the entire company (fixed and mobile telephony). At this time Patuano directly undertook responsibility for the business, working for the company’s turn around.

In 2008, Franco Bernabè called him back to Italy to become Chief Financial Officer of the Group in August of that year.

From September 2008 to December 2009 he was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Italtel S.p.A., to improve the process of the company’s financial improvement.

In November 2009 he was put in charge of the Telecom Italia domestic market sector, managing all the company’s business units in Italy. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Bocconi, with which he collaborates regularly, of the Board of Fondazione Telecom Italia and since July 2012 of UPA, the association of advertising users. He is also member of the Board of Directors of Olivetti.

On May 22, 2013 he was also appointed to the council of Confindustria.

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