Gianfelice Rocca

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Gianfelice Rocca
Gianfelice Rocca.jpg
Born (1948-03-02) 2 March 1948 (age 70)
Milan, Italy
NationalityItalian
Alma materUniversity of Milan
OccupationBusinessman
Known forChairman of the Techint Group
Net worthUS$4.2 billion (jointly with brother, May 2017)[1]
Parent(s)Roberto Rocca
RelativesAgostino Rocca (grandfather)
Paolo Rocca (brother)

Gianfelice Rocca (born 2 March 1948) is an Italian billionaire businessman. He is chairman of the Techint Group and Istituto Clinico Humanitas.

Education[edit]

Rocca has a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Milan, and a PMD from the Harvard Business School in Boston.[1]

Career[edit]

Rocca joined the Techint Group in 1974.[citation needed] In 1980, at the age of 32, he was appointed head of corporate activities in Italy, Europe and Mexico.[citation needed] He has been chairman of the Techint Group since 1997.[citation needed]

The Techint Group consists of: Tenaris, Ternium, Techint Engineering & Construction, Tenova, Tecpetrol and Humanitas. In 2017 the Group had a workforce of 55,400 people and reported revenues of US$18,5 billion. [2]

In the 1990s, in Rozzano (Milan), Rocca founded the Istituto Clinico Humanitas,[3][4] today one of Europe’s most important hospitals with an international research and teaching center.[5][6] The creation of the Humanitas Clinic marked the start of a new business in the Healthcare sector, which has since grown through the acquisition of a number of other important hospitals in Italy, coordinated by the Humanitas S.p.A. company. In 2010, through an agreement with the Università degli Studi di Milano, an International Medical School[7] was instituted at the Istituto Clinico Humanitas in Rozzano offering an English-language degree course in Medicine and Surgery.[citation needed]

Humanitas[8] and Tenova[9] have both become Harvard University management case studies.

In July 2014, Humanitas University was founded dedicated to life sciences, and closely related to the IRCCS Istituto Clinico Humanitas, of which Rocca is president.[10]

From June 2013 to June 2017 he was president of Assolombarda.[citation needed]

From May 2004 to May 2012 he was vice-president of Confindustria with mandate for education.[citation needed] From June 2012 to June 2016 he was a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).[citation needed] He is an honorary member of the Italian Institute of Tecnology and member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Politecnico of Milan.[citation needed]

From November 2014 He is a member of the management board of the Luigi Bocconi University and from September 2016 of the LUISS University.[citation needed]

In Italy, he is a member of the Allianz SPA Board, Brembo SPA, Buzzi Unicem SpA e dell'Advisory Board of the Politecnico di Milano, and from July 2017 he is a member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci.[11]

At international level, he is a member of many organizations: the Trilateral Commission, the European Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the Executive Committee of Aspen Institute, the Advisory Board of Allianz SE, the European Round Table of Industrialists and the International Advisory Board of the Cancer Center of the Beth Israel Medical Center. He is also Vicepresident of the Aspen Institute Italia.[12].

Appointments[edit]

Frome June 2013 to June 2017, Rocca was President of Assolombarda, the largest territorial association of the entire entrepreneurial system in Italy which groups about 5.100 firms located in Lombardy region and is part of Confindustria (Italian employers' organization).[13] From May 2004 to May 2012 Rocca was vice president for Education of Confindustria,[14] the leading association of Italian industrialists and from June 2012 to June 2016 he was member of the EIT Governing Board (European Institute of Innovation and Technology). He is currently honorary member of the Italian Institute of Tecnology and member of the Scientific Committee of the Foundation Politecnico of Milan. From November 2014 He is a member of the Management Board of the Luigi Bocconi University and from September 2016 of the LUISS University.

In Italy, he is a member of the boards of Allianz, Brembo, Buzzi Unicem.[citation needed]

At international level, he is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the European Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the Executive Committee of Aspen Institute and the Allianz Group Advisory Board.[citation needed]and from July 2017 he is a member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci. [15]

At international level, he is a member of the Trilateral Commission, the European Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, the Allianz SE Advisory Board, the European Round Table of Industrialists and the International Advisory Board of the Cancer Center of the Beth Israel Medical Center.

Social activities[edit]

He is chairman of the Rocca Foundation, a body active in a number of social and educational projects around the world. In 2005, in memory of his father, the foundation announced the “Progetto Roberto Rocca”,[16] an innovative agreement between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Milan Politecnico to promote cooperation between the two distinguished universities through exchanges of graduate students and post-doctorate researchers in Italy and the US.[citation needed]

Honors[edit]

In 2007 Rocca was made a Cavaliere del Lavoro[17] and in 2009 he was awarded an honorary degree in Management Engineering by Milan Politecnico. In 2010 the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, presented Rocca with the 2009 Leonardo Award[18] for his contribution to enhancing Italy’s international standing in steelmaking, energy and infrastructure. In 2018 he was appointed by the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, “Commendatore” for his commitment and the contribution he has given to the country in the economic field [19]

Other interests[edit]

A keen yachtsman and mountaineer, in 1970 Rocca took part in the expedition organized by the “Ragni di Lecco” mountaineering group to explore the Cerro Torre in Patagonia, regarded as one of the world’s most inaccessible peaks. The experience prepared the ground for the conquest of the Cerro Torre by the “Ragni di Lecco” in 1974 and was the start of Gianfelice Rocca’s long-standing association with the group. In 2007 plans were organized for the ascent of an unexplored face of the Cerro Piergiorgio in Patagonia, in memory of Agostino Rocca, Gianfelice and Paolo Rocca’s brother, who had died in 2001. In 2008 mountaineers Christian Brenna and Hervé Barmasse became the first to climb the north face of the Piergiorgio, dedicating their ascent to Agostino Rocca by calling it La Routa de l'Hermano. In 2011 Gianfelice Rocca became an honorary member of the “Ragni di Lecco”[20] mountaineering group.

Personal life[edit]

Rocca lives in Milan, is married and has two children.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Paolo & Gianfelice Mario Rocca". Forbes. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ ICH News Archived 2012-03-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Humanitas Ospedale Milano - Humanitas". www.humanitas.it. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  5. ^ "JCI-Accredited-Organizations". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Fixing Health Care on the Front Lines". 1 April 2010. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  7. ^ "HTML". www.mimed.it. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ http://hbr.org/product/istituto-clinico-humanitas-a/an/603063-PDF-ENG Humanitas HBS Case Study
  9. ^ http://hbr.org/product/tenova-mining-for-growth-in-economic-crisis/an/610021-PDF-ENG?Ntt=tenova Tenova HBS Case Study
  10. ^ "Organization and Governance - Humanitas University". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ http://www.museoscienza.org/museo/istituzione/fondazione-trasparente/cda.asp
  12. ^ http://www.aspeninstitute.it/istituto/comunita-aspen/organi-direttivi) (fonte : http://www.aspeninstitute.it/istituto/comunita-aspen/organi-direttivi
  13. ^ "News Assolombarda (Italian)". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Confindustria ( english )". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ http://www.museoscienza.org/museo/istituzione/fondazione-trasparente/cda.asp
  16. ^ "Progetto Rocca". web.mit.edu. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Cavaliere - Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Comitato Leonardo Italian Quality Committee". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  19. ^ http://www.quirinale.it/elementi/Onorificenze.aspx?pag=0&qIdOnorificenza=60&cognome=Rocca&nome=&daAnno=1800&aAnno=2018&luogoNascita=&testo=&ordinamento=2
  20. ^ Ragni di Lecco (in Italian)