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.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda served as a Director and then, from 1997 to 2003, as Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Club Mediterranée. He served as Vice Chairman of Exor S.p.A., formed through the merger between IFI and IFIL Investments, from 2009 to May 2015 and since that time as Honorary Chairman. He was also a Director of SGS (Société Générale de Surveillance S.A.) from March 2005 to 2010.
In May 2004, he was appointed Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Worms & Cie, where he had served as Deputy Chairman since 2000. In May 2005, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana Capital (formerly Worms & Cie).
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda currently serves as Chairman of Exor S.A. (Luxembourg) and is also a member of the Board of Directors of YAFA S.p.A. In addition, since 2015 he has been an independent Board member of Gottex Fund Management Holding Limited.
He is a Director of Giovanni Agnelli B.V.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda is
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.