Born in Pistoia on 28 June 1938, Roberto Poli is Chairman of Poli e Associati S.p.A., company active in the sector of corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, and corporate restructuring.
Professor of corporate finance at Milan’s Cattolica University from 1966 to 1998, Roberto Poli is a consultant for leading public and private Italian groups, international groups and some of the most important Italian entrepreneurial families.
Member of the Board of Directors of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore S.p.A. since April 1997.
Director and auditor of various companies, in the past he was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Banca Commerciale Italiana and Fondazione Cariplo, and he has been director of important companies such as Mira Lanza, Bastogi, Merloni Elettrodomestici, Enichem, Aermacchi and Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of ENI S.p.A. from 2002 to 2011.
Poli is member of the Boards of Directors of Fininvest S.p.A., COESIA, Ospedale San Raffaele e CGT, and chairman of Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi.