President of Confimprese, Mario Resca is also chairman of Bioenergy Casei Gerola, a non-executive director of Eni, Senior advisor of Ergon Capital Investment Private Equity Fund and chairman of Mondadori Direct S.p.A.
In 2002 he was made a Cavaliere del Lavoro.
During his career Mario Resca has also been the extraordinary commissioner of the Ciro-Del Monte Group; president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy; a member of the Aspen Institute in Italy; and non executive director of Lancôme-L'Oréal, Versace S.p.A, Rizzoli Rcs, UPA, chairman of Kenwood Electronics S.p.A, Sambonet S.p.A., Italia Zuccheri, Senior advisor of OakTree Private Equity, general manager for cultural heritage, chairman of Convention Bureau Italia.
Born in Ferrara on 21 December 1945, Mario Resca began his career as a business journalist at Espansione (Mondadori-McGraw Hill), in 1968, a year before graduating in economics and business administration at Milan's Bocconi University. After graduating he moved to the Chase Manhattan Bank which was opening its first branch in Italy. He worked at the company's offices in London and New York and in 1972 was appointed head of the overdrafts office in Rome. The following year he was appointed Second Vice President. In 1976 he became a partner at Egon Zehnder (world leader in executive recruitment) where he remained for 15 years, first taking over responsibility for the Italian office and then also of worldwide mergers and acquisitions.
In 1995 he was appointed chairman and chief executive of McDonald's Italia with the task of re-launching and developing the brand in Italy.