December 18, 1971 |
|Alma mater||Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli|
|Spouse(s)||Marco Staffoli (2007–present)|
Rosella Sensi (born 18 December 1971 in Rome) is an entrepreneur and Italian professional sports executive. She was the Chairman of the Italian professional football (soccer) club Associazione Sportiva Roma (A.S. Roma, usually referred to simply as Roma) from 2008 to 2011.
She is a graduate of the Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS). She has held the post of managing director and, since August 28, 2008, also the Presidency of Roma, replacing her father, Franco Sensi, who was the president until he died on August 17, 2008.
She is the second woman to hold the office of president of the club. Previously, Flora Viola, the widow of Dino Viola, succeeded her husband as president of the club when he died in 1991. Rosella Sensi was one of two women to lead a football club in Italy's top professional sports soccer league, Serie A with Francesca Menarini served as the Chairman of Bologna F.C..
Beginning in 2006, the president of Roma has filled the office of the vice president of the Italian Lega Calcio, a position Sensi now holds.
On March 31, 2009, Sensi gave birth to a daughter, Livia.
On July 8, 2010, due to financial demands from A.S. Roma and Italpetroli, she decided to sell the team for an announced price 325 million Euros. During the interim period, A.S Roma was owned by UniCredit bank who is seeking an outside buyer and Sensi continually stayed in charge as President.
On March 31, 2011, She resigned from her post as the American businessman Thomas DiBenedetto has agreed to a takeover deal for the club.