Mr Giovanni MALAGO

Entry in the IOC 2019
Born 13 March 1959

Mr Giovanni MALAGO



High School Diploma with an emphasis on sciences. Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business, University of Siena


Managing Director and Partner of Group Sa.Mo.Car S.P.A. (family company in the sector of Luxury cars as Ferrari and Maserati today and Rolls Royce, Bentley and BMW in the past); President, Managing Director and Partner of Samofin S.P.A, associated company; Councilor of Air One S.P.A. Italian airline (2002-2008); Board Member of Banca di Roma and then Unicredit – Banca di Roma (2002-2010); Partner and Board Member of Tecnimont SPA (2006-2010); Partner and Board Member of Maire-Tecnimont SPA, world leader of petrochemical structures, listed on the Stock Exchange of Milan (2007-2010); Minority Shareholder of Banca Finnat (2008-); HSBC Advisor for Italy (2008-2018); Member of the Committee of Experts Made in Italy – Ministry of Economic Development (2009); Managing Director and Partner of GL Investimenti (2008-), associated company; Member of the Territory Board of Unicredit Bank (2010-2018)

Sports practised

Futsal, football, tennis, skiing, swimming, athletics, basketball, rowing

Sports career

Futsal football player: three times Italian Champion with Roma RCB, four times winner of the Italian Cup (two of which with the Aniene Sports Club). Player of the Italian National Team in the World Futsal Championship in Brazil (1986)

Sports administration

President of the Organising Committee of the 50th anniversary of Ferrari (1997); President of the Organising Committee of the Tennis International Tournament of Italy (1998-1999); President (previously Managing Director) of Basketball club “Virtus Pallacanestro Roma” (2000-2001); Member of the NOC of Italy (CONI) Executive Board (2001-2003 and 2009-2013); President of the CONI (2013-); Coordinator of the Committee “Sport for All” promoted by CONI and IOC in Rome (2004); President of the Organising Committee of Volleyball European Championship (2005); President of the Promoting than Organising Committee of FINA Swimming World Championship Rome (2009); President of the Organising Committee of Euro League Basketball (2006); Councilor for the Organising Committee of the 2010 Volleyball Championships; Member of ANOC Marketing & New Sources of Finance Commission (2015-); Commissioner of Football League Serie A (2018)

Membership of other associations

President of Circolo Canottieri Aniene, the most important sport club in Italy (1997-2017), then Honorary President (2017-); Member of the Regional Council FAI Lazio and “i 200 del FAI”, Italian Environmental fund (2002-); Promoting Partner and Councilor of the non-profit Association of Bambino Gesù Hospital (2002-); Board Member of Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma (2003-2016); Honorary Partner of AIL, Italian Association against leukemia (2005-); Member of the Italian National Olympic Academy (2008-); Member of the Advisory Board of non-profit Agenda Sant’Egidio (2011-); Independent member of the Executive Board of Unicef Italy (2014-); Founding partner of Musia Association (2017)

Other activities

Member of the Jury of David di Donatello Award (2008); Member of the Jury Guido Carli Foundation (2011-); Sports law professor, Law Faculty LUISS Guido Carli University (2017)

Awards and distinctions

Gold Medal for Sports Merit and Gold Collar (as President of Aniene Club – 2002); “August e Marie Krog” medal (2014); Special award Laurentum “Values of Sport” (2014); Paul Tissandier Award, International Aeronautics Federation (2015); Great Official Order Merit of Italian Republic (2016)

IOC History

Member of the following commissions: Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission (2016-2019), Olympic Programme (2019-), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIV Olympiad los Angeles 2028 (2019-)