Mario Boselli is the new President of the Italy China Foundation. Boselli - current President of the Italian Chinese Institute - succeeds Alberto Bombassei, who in June 2018 had collected the legacy from the hands of the founder Cesare Romiti. The handover took place in a particularly delicate historical moment, not only for Italy and China. The appointment took place yesterday afternoon, during a Board of Directors held by videoconference, in compliance with the security measures for the prevention and management of the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19.
Two vice presidents have been nominated alongside the new President, now at the helm of the Foundation, which has been working to promote economic, political and cultural exchanges between Italy and China since 2003. Riccardo Monti, former ICE President and current CEO of the Triboo group, was chosen as Executive VicePresident, to replace Diana Bracco, who maintains the role of member of the Board. Reconfirmed in the role of Vice President, Pier Luigi Streparava,President of Streparava Holding and current Vice President of the Italy China Chamber of Commerce.
In place of the resigning Vincenzo Petrone, the interim direction of the Foundation is entrusted to the Chief Operating Officer, Marco Bettin.
The new President, accepting the position, wanted to thank the outgoing leaders of the Foundation and said: “I am honored for this appointment by many qualified members of the Board Directors, to which I will dedicate my utmost commitment in a difficult moment, also linked to the Covid-19 crisis. The fact of being president of the Italian Chinese Institute will allow for a single direction in relations between Italy and China, returning to a situation that has given good results when both institutions were chaired by Cav. Lav. CesareRomiti ". "My forty-year presence in China, with different roles and responsibilities - added Boselli - will help me manage relations at various levels with the interlocutors of the People's Republic of China in the best possible way".
Biography Mario Boselli
An entrepreneur in the textile sector, Mario Boselli began his activity in 1959 in his father's company of ancient silk tradition, the Carlo Boselli of Garbagnate Monastero (LC). From the 1970s to the early 2000s, he developed the family business activities both in Italy and abroad, leaving it in 2005 to face new assignments. From 1999 to 2015 he was President of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, where he continues to hold the position of Honorary President.In the past he was President of Federtessile, of the Milan International Fair, of Pitti Immagine, of the International Silk Association, of the Italian Slovak Chamber of Commerce, of Centrobanca and member of the Management Board of UBI Banca.
In 2017 he was appointed to lead the Italian Chinese Institute and reconfirmed as President in 2019. He is also President of Banca5 (Intesa Sanpaolo) and Director of Italian and international companies. Among the various honors received, those of Cavaliere del Lavoro (1990), Commandeur de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur (France 2002) and Knight of the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (2007).