Paolo Lugiato is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Auditel, the company that measures TV audiences in Italy and vice-Chairman of the Harvard Business School Club of Italy. Before this he was CEO of RTR for six years, a company owned by the private equity fund Terra Firma that, under his leadership, from a startup has become one of the European leaders in photovoltaic energy production with 334 MW of power installed.
Before joining RTR Paolo was CEO of Novapower, the Merloni Group company that invests in renewable energy. In that role, he authorized, funded, constructed and connected many photovoltaic plants both on the ground and on rooftops. He spent numerous years in the Merloni Group, where he covered several positions including Head of Business Development di Merloni Finanziaria, CFO of Autostrade per la Lombardia and Business Development Manager of the Ariston Thermo Group. Paolo began his career in the Italian office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co, where he worked for seven years. During his experience as a consultant, he served a number of clients, in Italy and abroad, in different industries: telecom, consumer goods, financial institutions and other industrial sectors.
Paolo was also Deputy Chairman of Assorinnovabili (Italian Renewable Energy Producers’ Association), CEO of the female A1 volleyball team Unet Yamamay and a judge for both the European Business Awards and the Unicredit StartLab. Paolo has a degree in Business Administration from the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and a Master in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.