Chairman - Marco Drago
Marco Drago - Chairman
Since 1997 Marco Drago has been the Chairman of De Agostini SpA, the holding company of the De Agostini Group, one of Italy's largest family-run groups.
During this time he
has steered the company through a crucial phase of development.
As Chief Executive Officer of the Editorial Group
during the 80s and 90s he
was the driving force behind the exceptional growth seen in Italy and especially abroad.
Since 2000, as part of a strategy of diversification, he
has led the Group's expansion in the lottery, games and services sector with Lottomatica
- GTech; in the media and communications sector with Antena
3 de Televisión in Spain (with the Planeta Group) and Zodiak Media; in the insurance sector with Toro
, later sold to the Generali Group; and in the finance sector with DeA Capital
Since October 2006 he has been Chairman of the Board of Partners of B&D Holding di Marco Drago and C. S.a.p.a., a family limited partnership created to ensure cohesion in share ownership, consistency of intentions and continuity in decision-making over the long term.
He is also Vice-President of the De Agostini Planeta Group and a Director of Antena 3 de Television, Lottomatica - GTech, Zodiak Media, DeA Capital, De Agostini Editore, Editions Atlas (France) and S. Faustin (Techint Group).
Born in Settimo Torinese, in the province of Turin, in 1946, he graduated in Economics and Business from the Università Bocconi in Milan in 1969.
In the same year he began his career in the family company when he joined the De Agostini Geographical Institute.
Following appointments as Executive Officer and Managing Director, he then replaced Achille Boroli as Chairman of De Agostini SpA.
In 1970 he
married Donata Morandi and they have three children: Enrico and Nicola, both graduates in Economics from the Università Bocconi and Marcella, a graduate in Modern Literature.
has received important awards such as "Bocconiano dell'anno" in 2001 and "Cavaliere del Lavoro" in 2003.