Emma Marcegaglia

B7 Chairwoman

Deputy chairman and CEO of Marcegaglia Steel and subsidiaries operating in the steel processing sector. Chairman and CEO of Marcegaglia Investments, a holding company that controls the Group's diversified activities.

Marcegaglia is Italy’s leading industrial group in the national and international steel sector and has been processing steel for over sixty years. The Group - 9 billion euros in turnover, 36 plants across 4 continents, 15,000 customers and 7,500 employees - is characterised by constant growth, high quality products and processes, significant added value in the market and a strong focus on sustainability.

After graduating with honours in Business Administration from the Bocconi University in Milan, Emma Marcegaglia attended the International Management Program-Master in Business Administration at the New York University.

Alongside her constant commitment in the company, she embarked on a career path that led her to hold - in many cases, first woman in history - several important top management positions. Among the main ones are:

  • President of Confindustria (2008-2012), the first woman to be elected president and the youngest in the association's then almost 100-year history (Confindustria was founded in 1910).
  • President of Luiss, Libera Università Internazionale Studi Sociali Guido Carli (from 2010 to 2019, again the first woman to hold the post).
  • President of Business Europe, the association representing European Business Organizations, a role she held from 2013 until 2017, renewed for two terms (the maximum possible) and the first woman to hold the position.
  • President of Eni (from 2014 to 2020), appointed by the Italian government to lead a public company, the first time for a woman.
  • President of the B20: appointed by the president of Confindustria in November 2020. Again, a first for a woman. In parallel with the Italian presidency of the G20 (a first for Italy), Confindustria, as the sole organizer representing Italian companies, was tasked with managing, and coordinating the G20 Business Summit (B20), the G20's most influential engagement group.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of BIAC, the OECD advisory body; deputy chairman of ISPI, Italian Institute for International Political Studies; she sits on the Board of Directors of Bracco Spa and Gabetti Property Solutions.

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