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Learn more about Emma Marcegaglia, CEO & Chairman @Marcegaglia Holding Spa & Marcegaglia Investments SRL in Italy and participant to the 2019 “BNP Paribas Women Entrepreneur Program” at Stanford University. #GoWEP19

Emma Marcegaglia

CEO & Chairman
Marcegaglia Holding Spa & Marcegaglia Investments SRL (Italy)

“The advice I would give to women who would like to be entrepreneurs: speak up, be committed, be patient and you can do it!”

Emma Marcegaglia ∨
Karen Pollet | BNP Paribas Wealth Management


Thanks to her broad experience in the Steel Processing Market, Emma leads the Marcegaglia Group, founded in Mantua, performing now its activities on a broad international dimension, with plants in Europe, US, South America,  and Asia. Being an entrepreneur, Emma  has been givening her contribution to the economic development of her country  leading the National Association of Industrial Sector (Confindustria),  at first as  National Deputy President of Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria, from 1997 to 2000 she was President of the European Confederation of the Young Entrepreneurs (YES), from 1996 to 2000 President of Young Italian Entrepreneurs of Confindustria and from 2000 to 2002 she was Vice President of Confindustria for Europe. From May 2004 to May 2008 she was Confindustria Vice President for infrastructures, energy, transport and environment and Italian Representative of the top High Level Group for energy, competitiveness and environment set up by the European Commission. From May 2008 to May 2012 she was President of Confindustria. From July 2013 to July 2018 she was President of Businesseurope. Her active involment in the economic life of the country also led her to take important roles such as Chairman of Eni since May 2014,  Chairman of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei since November 2014, member of Board of Directors of Bracco SpA and Gabetti Property Solutions SpA,  member of the Management Board of Banco Popolare and Director of Finecobank SpA and Italcementi SpA. She held the position of Chairman of the Aretè Onlus Foundation. From July 2010 to June 2019 she was President of the University Luiss Guido Carli. She graduated in Business Administration at the Bocconi University in Milan and attended a Master in Business Administration at New York University.




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