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The President

Mario Boselli

An entrepreneur in the textile sector, Cavaliere del Lavoro Mario Boselli began his activity in 1959 in his father's old silk company, Carlo Boselli in Garbagnate Monastero (LC). From the 1970s to the beginning of the 2000s, he developed the activities of the family business both in Italy and abroad, leaving it in 2005 to take on new tasks.

From 1999 to 2015 he was President of the National Chamber for Italian Fashion, in which he continues to hold the position of Honorary President. In the past, he was President of Federtessile, Fiera Internazionale di Milano, Pitti Immagine, the International Silk Association, the Italian-Slovak Chamber of Commerce, Centrobanca and member of the Management Board of UBI Banca.

In April 2020, he was appointed President of the then Italy China Foundation, now Italy China Council Foundation-ICCF. In February 2024, he was elected President of the Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Pier Luigi Streparava, who was appointed Honorary President. He was President of the Italian-Chinese Institute from 2017 to 2022.

He is currently Chairman of Prestitalia and Isybank (Intesa Sanpaolo) and a director on the board of several Italian and international companies. Among the various honours he has received are those of Cavaliere del Lavoro (1990), Commandeur de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur (France 2002) and Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (2007).