Born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1948 and a graduate in commercial law from the University of Parma.
From 1972 to 1974, Mr. Brandolini d’Adda gained his initial work experience in the international department of Fiat S.p.A. and then at Lazard Bank in London.
In 1975, he was appointed Assistant to the Director General for Enterprise Policy at the European Economic Commission in Brussels.
In 1976 he joined Ifint, as General Manager for France. In 1985, he was appointed General Manager for Europe and then in 1993 Managing Director of Exor Group (formerly Ifint), where he also served as Vice Chairman from 2003 until 2007.
He has extensive international experience as a main board director of several companies, including: Le Continent, Bolloré Investissement, Société Foncière Lyonnaise, Safic-Alcan and Château Margaux.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda served as Director and then, from 1997 to 2003, as Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Club Mediterranée. .
In May 2004, he was appointed Chairman of the Conseil de Surveillance of Worms & Cie, where he had served as Deputy Chairman since 2000. In May 2005, he became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequana Capital (formerly Worms & Cie).
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda currently serves as Chairman of Exor S.A. (Luxembourg) and is also a member of the board of directors of YAFA S.p.A.
He is General Partner of Giovanni Agnelli & C. S. a.p.A. and Vice Chairman of Exor S.p.A., formed through the merger between IFI and IFIL Investments.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda is Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.
Mr. Brandolini d’Adda was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fiat S.p.A. on 30 May 2004 and became a member of the Board of Directors of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. on 12 October 2014.