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Paolo Rocca born 14 October, 1952 is an Argentine-Italian businessman, CEO of the Techint Group, which holds Tenaris, Ternium and other companies that operate in the engineering, construction and energy sectors. He is also Chairman and CEO of Tenaris, and Chairman of Ternium. Forbes estimated his net worth at US$4 billion as of June 2019.
Paolo Rocca was born in Milan, Italy in 1952. He is the son of Roberto Rocca, who was Honorary Chairman of Techint, and grandson of Agostino Rocca, founder of this industrial group. Paolo Rocca earned a degree in Political Science from the Università degli Studi di Milano. In 1985 he pursued an MBA in Harvard Business School.His early career began as an assistant to the Executive Director of the World Bank. After his service at the world Bank, in 1985 Paolo Rocca was appointed as assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Techint Group. In 1990 he assumed as Executive Vice-president of Siderca.
Since 2002, he is the CEO of Tenaris and Techint. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tamsa and of the Board of Directors of Ternium, and Director of the Techint Financial Corporation. Rocca led Techint in a series of acquisitions in Latin America and the world, which led to the development of operations in more than 20 countries. He has entertained several appointments and awards.Paolo Rocca is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Steel Association and was the chairman of this association during the 2009-2010 period. He was a member of the International Advisory Committee of New York Stock Exchange, and of the Advisory Board of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) private sector.
In 2004 within the “Argentina-México: Visión y Perspectivas” forum, he was awarded with the Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca. In 2008 he was recognized by Fundación Konex with the “2008 Platinum Konex Prize: Industry businessmen”; and in 2011 he was chosen “Steelmaker of the Year” by the Association of Iron and Steel Technology (AIST). In 2013 the Columbia Business School honored Paolo Rocca with the “Deming Cup” in recognition to the impact of his leadership on Tenaris’s competitiveness.