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11 October 2019

Alumnus of the Year 2019

The celebration of the Alumnus of the Year, to honor one person who has distinguished him/herself over the years with their professional career and has embodied the “Bocconi style” over time.

The official honor is assigned to the graduate or Master holder who stands out due to his or her commitment to the Bocconi values of professionalism, initiative, integrity, responsibility and pluralism. The award of Alumnus of the Year is in its eighth year, a replacement for the Bocconian of the Year and Master of Masters, assigned over the past years to University and School of Management graduates by respective per-existing associations.

The Alumnus of the Year is Urbano Cairo, a 1981 Business Economics graduate, President of Cairo Communication, President and CEO of RCS Mediagroup and President of Torino FC.
A great innovator in the field of communication and publishing, he held several senior positions in the Fininvest group, where, as Managing Director of Mondadori Pubblicità, he achieved an increase in turnover from 390 to 500 billion lire. Then, in 1995, Urbano pursued his dream of starting his own business, laying the foundation for what would become Cairo Communication. In 1999, Editoriale Giorgio Mondadori S.p.A. was acquired, marking Cairo group’s entry into the publishing sector.
In 2003 Cairo Editore S.p.A. was founded, which soon became a leader in the weekly magazines market. In 2013, the La7 channel was purchased from Telecom Italia and since 3 August 2016, he has been President and CEO of RCS Mediagroup, the leading publishing group in Italy, which oversees newspapers such as Corriere della Sera and Gazzetta dello Sport.
Also, Urbano has been the owner of the Torino Football Club since 2005.

The past recipients


Foyer, floor -1, via Roentgen 1

Dress Code
Business Suit


  • 7:15pm Cocktail
  • 8:15pm Dinner
  • 10:00pm Award
  • 11:00pm End of the event

The event is open to all Alumni and their companions, on first come-first served basis.
Registration closes on Monday 7 October at 12:00pm.

Please note: In case of sold-out before the deadline, registration will be closed in advance.

Registration fees
Alumni and companions €90

Cancellation policy
Refund will be granted until Monday 7 October by 12:00pm.

Further information

A special thank to:

Registration Deadline: 24/09/2019 12:00
19:15 - 23:45
Via Roentgen 1, Milano
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