Date and place of birth: 1964 in Naples.
Current position: Chairman of Telecom Italia (April 2014); board member of Exor.
Previous: Chairman of Eni (2011-2014).
Education: Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Turin.
What you should know: Up-and-coming "new face." Giuseppe Recchi started his career in 1989 as an entrepreneur at Recchi SpA, a general contractor active in 25 countries in the construction of high-tech public infrastructure. From 1994 to 1999 he served as Executive Chairman of Recchi America Inc., the U.S. branch of the Group, and then as Managing Director for overseas of Gruppo Ferrocemento-Recchi. Chairman of Telecom Italia since April 2014, Mr Recchi has been Chairman of Eni SpA from 2011 to May 2014. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Exor Spa and a member of the executive committee of Confindustria. In 1999 he joined General Electric, where he held several managerial positions in Europe and in the USA. Until May 2011 he was President & CEO of GE South Europe. He served in several boards among which the European Advisory Board of Blackstone; the Advisory Board of InvestIndustrial (private equity); the Massachusetts Institute of Technology E.I. Advisory Board; the Honorary Committee for the Rome Candidacy to the 2020 Olympic Games; FEEM- Eni Enrico Mattei Foundation.