Key4biz - Who's Who: Mario Ciofalo

Profile of the Chairman of Tiesse in the online newspaper on the digital economy and the culture of the future, edited by Raffaele Barberio

Taken from Key4biz, Who's Who column

by Flavio Fabbri |  September, 11 - 2015 - 14:23

Chairman of Tiesse

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Venture Development

He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of New Venture Development (NVD), an Industrial Development and Management Consulting company which he founded at the end of 1996.

Born in Florence, he joined Olivetti in the 1960s, holding positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales, with particular focus on banking. From 1983 to 1987 he was Director of the Systems Products Design Division.

In 1988, he was Vice President of the Vertical Markets Division and in 1989 Vice President Large Accounts of Olivetti Systems & Networks. In 1991, he became Executive Vice President of the Overseas Division of the Olivetti Group and, in 1993, of the European Division.

At the beginning of 1995, he was Executive Vice President of Olivetti Systems and Services, of which he later became General Manager. Since the end of 1996 he has been headed New Venture Development.

He is on the Boards of several companies, including Inditel (Industrie di Telecomunicazioni), Microlys, Localport and Tiesse. Of the latter three he is also Chairman.

In 2009 he was awarded the “2009 Former Olivetti Entrepreneur” prize.