Franco Bernabè

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Person.png Franco Bernabè   Powerbase SourcewatchRdf-icon.png
(banker, businessman)
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Born18 September 1948
NationalityItalian
Alma materUniversity of Turin
Member ofBilderberg/Steering committee
Italian banker and manager, Steering Committee of the Bilderberg

Franco Bernabè is an Italian banker and manager, and formerly the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia. Between 2012 and 2015 he was a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Group The Cellnex Telecom Board of Directors has appointed Franco Bernabè as non-executive Chairman of the company. Tobias Martinez, for his part, holds the position of first executive as CEO.

Background

Bernabè was born at Vipiteno/Sterzing (in the Italian province of South Tyrol). He graduated in 1973 from the University of Turin and worked as a post-graduate fellow in economics at the Einaudi Foundation from 1973 to 1975. He is the author of several publications in economics, and has received an honorary Doctor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Parma.

Career

Bernabè joined the Italian oil company Eni in 1983 as an Assistant to the Chairman and became subsequently the Head of Corporate Planning, Financial Control and Corporate Development, and in 1992 Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his joining Eni, he worked in the planning department of Fiat as a Chief Economist. He started his career as a Senior Economist at the OECD Department of Economics and Statistics in Paris.

Bernabè has also been chairman and majority shareholder of FB Group, an investment company that he founded in 1999, which was active in the areas of information and communications technology and renewable energy. Franco Bernabe was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Italia, between December 2007 and October 2013. Returning to the FB Group, he relaunched financial advisory activities and, as advisor to the two private equity funds Advent and Bain Capital, contributed to the acquisition of ICBPI, a bank specializing in payment services created by the system of Popular Banks.

Bernabè has served pro bono on different public assignments: in 1999 he was appointed by the Italian Prime Minister as a special representative of the Italian government for the reconstruction of Kosovo; He has served on the Advisory Board of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on the Board of the Peres Center for Peace, on the Advisory Board of the Observatoire Méditerranéen de l'Énergie (where he was president between 1993- and 1995), and on the Board of Petrochina. In the past Bernabè has also served on the boards of several Italian and international listed companies. In addition, he is a Vice Chairman of Rothschild Europe.

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Events Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bilderberg/19942 June 19945 June 1994Finland
Helsinki
Bilderberg/199630 May 19962 June 1996Canada
Toronto
Bilderberg/199814 May 199817 May 1998Scotland
Turnberry
Bilderberg/19993 June 19996 June 1999Portugal
Sintra
Bilderberg/20001 June 20004 June 2000Belgium
Brussels
Genval
Bilderberg/200124 May 200127 May 2001Sweden
Stenungsund
Bilderberg/200315 May 200318 May 2003France
Versailles
Bilderberg/20043 June 20046 June 2004Italy
Stresa
Bilderberg/20055 May 20058 May 2005Germany
Rottach-Egern
Bilderberg/20068 June 200611 June 2006Canada
Ottawa
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
Istanbul
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/200914 May 200917 May 2009Greece
Vouliagmeni
Bilderberg/20103 June 20106 June 2010Spain
Hotel Dolce Sitges
Barcelona
Bilderberg/20119 June 201112 June 2011Switzerland
Hotel Suvretta
St. Moritz
Bilderberg/201231 May 20123 June 2012US
Virginia
Chantilly
Bilderberg/20136 June 20139 June 2013Watford
UK
The 2013 Bilderberg group meeting.
Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Copenhagen
Marriott Hotel
Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
Telfs-Buchen
Bilderberg/20169 June 201612 June 2016Germany
Dresden
Details of agenda and participants in the 2016 Bilderberg group meeting in Dresden, Germany with an introduction by Tony Gosling


References

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