Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1948 and a graduate in commercial law from the University of Parma.
From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Brandolini d’Adda gained his initial work experience in the international department of Fiat S.p.A. and then at Lazard Bank in London.
In 1975, he was appointed Assistant to the Director General for Enterprise Policy at the European Economic Commission in Brussels.
In 1976, he joined Ifint as General Manager for France. In 1985, he was appointed General Manager for Europe and then, in 1993, Managing Director of Exor Group (formerly Ifint), where he also served as Vice Chairman from 2003 until 2007.
He has extensive international experience as a main board director of several companies, including: Le Continent, Bolloré Investissement, Société Foncière Lyonnaise, Safic-Alcan and Château Margaux.
Brandolini d’Adda served as Director and then, from 1997 to 2003, as Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Club Méditerranée. He served as Vice Chairman of Exor S.p.A. (now EXOR N.V.), formed through the merger between IFI and IFIL Investments, from 2009 to 2015. He was Chairman of Exor S.A. Luxembourg from 2007 until 2017. He is currently Honorary Chairman of Exor N.V.
In 2004, he was appointed Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Worms & Cie, where he had served as Deputy Chairman since 2000. In 2005, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana Capital (formerly Worms & Cie), then Chairman of the Board of Sequana from 2007 until 2013.
He was a member of the Board of Vittoria Assicurazioni S.p.A. from 2004 until 2010. He also served as a member of the Board of Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) from 2005 to 2013.
In addition, from 2015 to December 2019, he was an independent board member of LumX Asset Management (Suisse) S.A.
Brandolini d’Adda also serves as an independent member of the Board of Directors of YAFA S.p.A. (which controls Vittoria Assicurazioni S.p.A.).
He is a director of Giovanni Agnelli B.V.
Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. on 30 May 2004 and became a member of the Board of Directors of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. on 12 October 2014.