Luca Rovati


Director of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. since May 13, 2013

Born in Mezzanino (Pavia) in1961.

He graduated with a first-class degree and gold medal in Economics at the Università Commercial Luigi Bocconi in Milan in 1985.

He is a Chartered Accountant and is enrolled in the Register of Auditor.

In 1986 he became assistant to the Chairman for the financial affairs at Rotta Research Laboratorium S.p.A., an Italian pharmaceutical company.
In 1993 he has been appointed “Corporate Director for Finance” of the Rottapharm Group, working for long periods in this role in the German and Spanish branches of the Company. Since 1994 he has been member of the board of directors of various companies of the Rottapharm Group, having the opportunity to develop his knowledges in the international financial fields and in particular in the international tax consultant.
Since November 2000 he is Deputy Chairman of Rottapharm S.p.A.; in 2000 and in 2005 he managed the acquisition of the Italian companies Laboratori Guieu and Biochimici PSN, allowing the Group to reach the leadership in the pharmaceutical personal care market in Italy.
In August 2007 he managed the acquisition of the German company Madaus Pharma, the most important acquisition in the world by an Italian company in the pharmaceutical sector.

Since October 2010 he is Deputy Chairman of Greentech Energy Systems AS, a company operating in the field of the renewable sources of energy and listed at the NASDAQ OMX of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Since January, 2013 he is member of the Board of Directors of Marco Tronchetti Provera & C. S.p.A. of Milan.

Beside the working activity, between 1988 and 1992 he carried on teaching activity at the Finafrica foundation, within the Master for Banking and Finance for Development; from 1994 to 2000 he has been Adjunt Professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan for Business and Commercial Management and between 1997 and 2001 he has been lecturer of the course of Corporate Finance and the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, in cooperation with Prof. Angelo Miglietta.
As teacher he is also author of many publications relevant to financial and tax management of the international industrial groups in the pharmaceutical sector.

HHe has been also member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of many financial and industrial companies and of the Associazione degli Industriali Farmaceutici Italiana (Farmindustria).

Last Revised: 07 Oct 2013