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Paolo Nicoletti

Paolo is the promoter, controlling shareholder and CEO of BE CAUSE.

A civil-commercial law attorney, manager and commissioner, he began practice as an associate of Prof. Guido Rossi, whom he assisted in some of Italy’s major financial transactions, such as the Telecom Italia takeover bid and the privatizations of Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino and Telecom Italia.

During the period 2001-2020, he was founding partner of NGD, a law-firm specialized in extraordinary corporate transactions, M&A, turnarounds and corporate crisis management.

In 2006, during the receivership of the FIGC – Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio – due to the “Calciopoli” scandal, with Guido Rossi as Commissioner, Paolo Nicoletti is appointed Sub-Commissioner, with delegated powers as Chief Executive Officer and with the task of following institutional relations with the Criminal and Civil Judiciary, the Antitrust Authority, FIFA and UEFA. During his stewardship, the Italian national team won the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

In 2007, he assumed the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Leonardo S.r.l., the holding company that controls Aeroporti di Roma, as well as the office of Executive Vice-President of the listed company Gemina S.p.A..

Since February 2016 and until April 2018, he has been CEO of the Cortina 2021 Foundation, the promoter and organizer of the 2021 World Alpine Ski Championships.

Since April 2017 and until May 2018, he has been Sub-Commissioner of the Serie A Football League with responsibility for the reform of the governance of the Serie A and the marketing of Italian and foreign audiovisual rights of the Seasons 2018/2021.

Graduated in law from the State University of Milan in 1991, Magna cum Laude.

In the year 2000, he was a visiting scholar at Yale University, with research on “behavioral law and economics” and “comparative corporate governance.”

He is a native Italian speaker and is fluent in English and French.