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November 24th

Parterre - Palazzo Mezzanotte
Milan - Piazza degli Affari, 6

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Chairman, Lanificio Colombo

In 1978, when Roberto Colombo was studying first-year Economics in Pavia, he embarked upon a challenging period seeking to combine his professional involvement with his father while at the same time continuing his University studies. 
At the age of 19, he conceived of a bold long-range plan regarding investing in and strategizing the development of noble fibres.  His purpose was to transform what had been his father’s rather modest activities into a more structured industry reality.
At the present time, Roberto is the President of Lanificio Luigi Colombo SPA, however it is a title that  he alternate with his brother, Giancarlo.
Inspired by his keen interest in  history and tradition along with his appreciation of fine art, values that served him well in pursuing his goals in the fabric industry, Roberto set about promoting many cultural activities in the local community. 
In 1995, Lanificio Luigi Colombo SPA was acknowledged as being a leader in textile development in Europe for the previous 5 years; in addition, it was the only textile manufacturer among the 15 Italian company listed in the European 500.
In 1997, Roberto was conferred with prize for “The Best European Entrepreneur of a Medium Size Company” (Premio Miglior Imprenditore Europeo Media Imprese) and in 1999 with the “Imprenditore Dell’Anno” in the area of research and development.
From 1982 to 1992, Roberto was a member of Consiglio direttivo Unione Industriale dal Vercellese e della Valsesia.
Beginning in 1989 to 1992, he was the President of the Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori Unione Industriale del Vercellese a della Valsesia and a member of Consiglio Direttivo del Gruppo Giovani Impreditori de FaderPiemonte.
Since 1992, he has been a member of Giunta  dell’Associazione Industriale del Vercellese a della Valsesia.
Roberto has also been a member of Assemble Gernerale dei Soci della Fondazione Cassa di Rsparmio de Vercelli and President of the Apriv (Agenzia per la Promozione Industria dal Vercellese e della Valsesia).
Roberto Colombo was born on August 11th, 1958 in Biella; he is married and has 3 children.