Marco Patuano was born in Alessandria on 6 June 1964 and is married with three children. He graduated in business economics at Università Bocconi, Milan, and did post-graduate studies in Europe and the United States.
From 1990 to 2016, he worked at Gruppo Telecom Italia, where he became CEO in 2011. Whilst at Telecom Italia, he spent six years abroad (2002-2008) as CFO Brazil, General Manager Latin America and CEO Telecom Argentina. In this period he sat on the boards of various companies listed in local markets and the USA.
Till 2016 he was also a director of Fondazione Telecom Italia, Fondazione Bocconi and the European Institute of Oncology and has worked with various universities in Italy and the USA.
In January 2017 he became managing director of Edizione S.r.l., the Benetton family holding company, and a director of Atlantia S.p.A. and Autogrill S.p.A. In April 2017 he was made a director of AC Milan S.p.A. and in May 2017 a director of Benetton Group Srl.