Paolo Colonna

Board Member

Paolo Colonna has over 30 years’ experience in Private Equity.

At first investing and managing independently, then from 1988 as co-founder of Permira Funds in Italy, where he was also President and CEO. He has been involved in more than 60 deals, including Marazzi Group, Ferretti Group, Valentino, Grandi Navi Veloci, Azelis and TFL.

Paolo Colonna is particularly focused on the creation of industrial and synergic groups. In January 2015 he founded Creazione di Valore Srl, the investment company focused on private equity operations he currently manages. He also spent 5 years with McKinsey & Co. in the Milan and Chicago offices, as strategic consultant. Co-founder of three non-profit initiatives, he is a member of the Central Charity Commission of Fondazione Cariplo. Paolo Colonna has a degree in Chemical Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and an MBA from Harvard Business School.