Franco Debenedetti is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded Tecnost SpA, Teknecomp SpA and Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and who has been the head of 5 different companies. Mr. Debenedetti is Chairman of China Milan Equity Exchange and Chairman at Istituto Bruno Leoni. Franco Debenedetti is also on the board of CIR SpA - CIE Industriali Riunite SpA, CIR SpA - Cie Industriali Riunite, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale and Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti and Member of Club dell'Economia and Member of Aspen Institute Italia.
In his past career he occupied the position of Head-Production & Development at Flexider SRL, Vice President at Gilardini SpA, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Sasib SpA, Chief Executive Officer for Olivetti SpA, Manager-Components Sector at Fiat SpA and Chairman for Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.
He received an undergraduate degree from Politecnico di Torino.