Marco Vitale business economist. He has teached for several years business economy at Pavia University; Bocconi University, Milan; Libero Istituto Universitario Carlo Cattaneo (for which he was vice-president, President of the Scientific Committee, and responsible for management area and which he contributed to create). He has been chairman of Istud (Foundation for the business culture and management), which he also contributed to relaunch, and has been co-ordinator for management area of ISTAO, post-degree management school founded by the economist Prof. Giorgio Fuà.
Former partner of Arthur Andersen & Co., he is founding partner and president of Vitale–Novello & Co. S.r.l., top management consulting firm. In this context he is consultant and member of the board of directors for many important companies.
He is President from March 2010 of Fondo Italiano di Investimenti SGR SpA, constituted by the Treasure Ministry, Confindustria, ABI, Banca Intesa, Unicredit, Monte Paschi, Crediop and some popular banks, with a capital of 1.2 billion Euro, with the aim of sustaining development projects and internationalization of little medium companies.
He has been president from 1984 till 2003 of A.I.F.I. (Italian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and promoter and first president of Arca Group, the mutual fund company of popular banks. He has been Vice-president, member of the board and of the Executive Committee of Banca Popolare of Milan from 2001 till 2009 and was Chairman of Bipiemme Gestioni S.G.R., the Asset Management Company of the BPM Group.
President of the Rino Snaidero Scientific Foundation; President of the Scientific Committee of AIdAF (the Italian Family Business Association); member of the Board of Olivetti Foundation; member of the Board of FAI Foundation.
He has been appointed to several important public tasks.
He contributes to important leading newspapers and business magazines.
He published several books including:
Società, bilanci e borse valori in un mercato mobiliare evoluto (Etas-Kompass); La riforma delle società per azioni (Giuffré); La lunga marcia verso il capitalismo democratico (Ed. Il Sole-24 Ore); Liberare l’economia: le privatizzazioni come terapia alla crisi italiana (Ed. Marsilio); Le Encicliche sociali, il rapporto fra la Chiesa e l’economia (Ed. Il Sole-24 ore); Sviluppo e Spirito d’Impresa (Ed. Il Veltro); America. Punto e a capo (Scheiwiller); Il Mito Alfa (Egea editore, Bocconi); Lezioni di Impresa, da tempi e luoghi diversi – I proverbi di Calatafimi (Piccola Biblioteca Inaz, 2008); Gli angeli nella città (ESD Edizioni); Passaggio al Futuro, Oltre la Crisi attraverso la Crisi (Ed. Egea, Bocconi); Corruzione (ESD Bologna 2010); Responsabilità nell’impresa (Piccola Biblioteca d’Impresa Inaz, 2010).
He was editor in Italy and USA of the bilingual version of the essay of Carlo Cattaneo: “Intelligence as a principle of public economy”.
Good mountain - climber, he has covered great part of Italy by bicycle, a good way to observe the Italian economy as it really is and not as people say to be.
Prof. Vitale holds the following additional positions:
- Director ETICA SGR SpA.
- Director SAME DEUTZ FAHR SpA.
- Chairman SAME DEUTZ FAHR ITALIA SpA.
- Director ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA HOLDITALIA SpA.
- Chairman of the Board of Directors of VINCENZO ZUCCHI SpA.
- Director Snaidero SpA.
- Director LUVE.
- Director SMEG.
- Director Banca Passadore.
- Chairman of the Fondo Italiano d’Investimento