Rosella Sensi

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Rosella Sensi
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Born (1971-12-18) December 18, 1971 (age 44)
Rome, Italy
Nationality Italy Italian
Alma mater Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli
Occupation Entrepreneur
Spouse(s) Marco Staffoli (2007–present)
Children 1
Parent(s) Franco Sensi
Maria Lando

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.[1]

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.[2]

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. Sensi was the first vice-president of newly formed Lega Serie A in 2010.[3]

On March 31, 2009, Sensi gave birth to a daughter, Livia.[4]

On July 8, 2010, due to debts of her family company Compagnia Italpetroli to UniCredit, she agreed to sell A.S. Roma. During the interim period, A.S Roma was de facto owned by the bank which was seeking an outside buyer and Sensi continually stayed in charge as President.

On March 31, 2011, She resigned from her post as a consortium led by American businessman Thomas DiBenedetto had agreed to a takeover deal for the club. On 16 April the sales was completed for €70.3 million, to transfer Roma 2000 S.r.l. (a holding company with AS Roma SpA, ASR Real Estate S.r.l. and Brand Management S.r.l. as subsidiaries) from Compagnia Italpetroli to "NEEP Roma Holding", a 60–40 joint venture by AS Roma SPV LCC and UniCredit.[5]

UniCredit also received several other assets from Compagnia Italpetroli as a debt settlement.

Preceded by
Franco Sensi
President of A.S. Roma
2008–2011
Succeeded by
Roberto Cappelli

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I presidenti dell'A.S. Roma dall 1927 ad oggi". Viva la Roma. 8 June 2007. 
  2. ^ "Roma president Franco Sensi dies after illness". August 18, 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  3. ^ http://www.legaseriea.it/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=5da81279-b757-4c6b-aed9-51436695f79f&groupId=10192
  4. ^ Masiello, Vince. "Roma President Rosella Sensi Becomes A Mum". Retrieved 2009-06-04. 
  5. ^ http://www.asroma.it/pdf/corporate/comunicati_finanziari/2011-04-16_comunicato_congiunto_italpetroli-unicredit-dibenedetto.pdf