Rodrigo Cipriani Foresio was appointed Managing Director of Alibaba Group for Southern Europe in October 2015.
He joined Alibaba Group with the primary objective of representing the Alibaba ecosystem and helping South European companies and brands to access the group’s e-commerce platforms, seizing all the business opportunities to trade in China.
He spent 20 years at media company Mediaset Group, holding several positions including Managing Director with MediaShopping. He was also Chairman of Istituto Luce Cinecittà, a public company that works as an operative arm of the Ministry of Culture and promotes the Italian film industry worldwide.
He graduated in Economics at Bocconi University. Since June 2016, he has been a member of the Italian-Chinese Chamber of Commerce.