H.E. CAVALIER MARIO BOSELLI
EXECUTIVE HONORARY PRESIDENT
His Excellency Cavaliere Mario Boselli is the Honorary President of both Arab Fashion Council and Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana after being for 15 consecutive years its former President. He began his activity in 1959 at his father’s company, Carlo Boselli of Garbagnate Monastero, a silk mill with a long-standing tradition (established in 1586). During the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and into the early years of the new Millennium he successfully developed his business both in Italy and abroad, in Slovakia, where he set up activities in the textile supply chain, from the production of jerseys to ready-to-wear clothing. In 2005 he left the family business for new assignments. Mario Boselli is also Chairman of the Cariplo Pension Funds, Setefi and Intesa San Paolo Personal Finance (Intesa SanPaolo Group), of Metroweb, as well as of the Italy-Hong Kong Association and he sits on the Board of a number of listed and unlisted companies. In the past Mario Boselli has been President of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana Federtessile, Fiera Internazionale di Milano, Pitti Immagine, International Silk Association (Lyon), Italian-Slovak Chamber of Commerce (Bratislava), Centrobanca, as well as Member of the Board of UBI Banca. Among his many honours, he was appointed 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).