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November 30th

Palazzo Mezzanotte
Piazza degli Affari, 6 - Milano

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Editor in Chief and Ceo, Class Editori

Paolo Panerai is Vice President and CEO of Class Editori Spa, which he established in April 1986 to create an indipendent source of financial information. The Company, listed at the Italian Stock Exchange in 1998, has reached a total turnover of 100 million Euros in 2004. Class Editori operates in different activity areas, employing 270 people within newspapers, magazines, press agencies, electronic publishing’s, radio and TV, professionals’ products and services. Besides being manager and main shareholder, Paolo Panerai is also Editor in Chief for all newspapers and magazines, including radio and TV .
After studying Law University at Genua, he started – at 16 – collaborating with the local Grosseto bureau of “La Nazione”. He then joined “Il Secolo XIX” and in 1969 “ Panorama”. In 1979 he takes care of the transformation of “Il Mondo” from general coverage to a weekly focused on finance. In March 1980 he starts the magazine “Capital”, followed by “Auto Capital”, “LineaCapital” and “SportCapital”. In1986 he leaves his post at “Il Mondo” to establish Class Editori. The Company today publishes the daily Milano Finanza and Italia Oggi, and as men’s magazine ”Class”, “Gentleman” and “Patrimoni”, English monthly finance magazines as “Global Finance” and “Lombard”, “Case & Country”, “Campus”. In the late 90es he developes a multimedia business by starting MFSat in 1997 – digital satellite service of financial information; then PMF news agency – now in joint venture with Dow Jones & Co. under the name of MF/Dow Jones News. In 2000 it’s the turn of Cfn/Cnbc (now Class CNBC), financial TV channel, and of the platform Mf Trading for on-line trading info and services. In 2001 Radio Classica becomes the first radio dedicated to updates on financial markets and classical music. In December 2003 is the turn of Class News, the first all-news channel developed for the digital terrestrial. On September 25th 2005, to enrich Class Editori’s television offer, with fashion, luxury and lifestyle, Class Life is the first channel dedicated to the pleasure of life, broadcasted every weekends on Sky 505 on digital terrestrial and on Rosso Alice’s portal (
In September 2005 Class Editori brought Capital publication, which new issue will be at all newsstands at the beginning of December: with Capital, Class Editori reinforces its share market within men’s magazines.
Since 1980 Paolo Panerai has also developed a wine activity in Tuscany for which he has been confered a title honoris causa from Providence University (USA).