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Donato Rocchi

Donato Rocchi

CEO - Acantho S.p.A.

Born in Legnano (Milan) in 1957, he has a degree in Maritime and Naval Sciences.

He attended the Regular Course for Navy General Staff at the Naval Academy of Livorno from 1977 to 1981 and began his career working in the Navy in 1982 as Junior Officer at sea, earning positions of increasing responsibility that led to his becoming Commander of the Vieste Minehunter in 1988. Next he fulfilled a series of assignments in Sicily at the Autonomous Military Command and in Rome at the Chief Navy General Staff.

In 1995 he resumed on-board activities on larger ships, serving the post of Second Commander of the Ardito Destroyer in La Spezia. In 1997 he became the Commander of the Aliseo Frigate in Taranto and in 1998 the Commander of the 1st Corvette Squadron in Augusta. He ended his naval career in January 2000 when he was Navy General Staff Manager of Computing, Statistics and Operational Research services.

He began working at Accenture in February 2000 as an Experienced Manager and was responsible for projects relating to Information and Communication Technology for Fastweb and Pirelli Informatica.

From March 2001 to December 2009 he contributed to the launch of Satcom, a joint venture between Edisontel and SAT, first serving as the Technical Manager and then as General Manager following the company’s takeover by Hera in 2007. In January 2004 he also took on the role of General Manager of Modena Network and became the company's CEO in October 2006.

Following the merger of Satcom into Acantho in January 2010, he took on the role of Sales and Marketing Manager.

He became the Technical Manager of Acantho in February 2012 and was responsible for defining the plans for technological development by assessing their economic sustainability and ensuring the company’s corporate network and ICT platform technological and architectural updating; he also ensured the overall consistency in designing services to offer to customers and supervised the choices of technology and suppliers, as well as managed the delivery and support activities and monitored performance levels in order to identify possible areas for improvement.

He was appointed General Manager of the company on 15 May 2017, and is responsible for defining the commercial strategies and initiatives for business development as well as the direction the company's technological development should take, evaluating the economic sustainability and proposing technological solutions that are increasingly innovative and avant-garde.

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