Claudio Cappon

vice president 2009-14 EBU

Claudio Cappon obtained a degree in Economics with honours from the University of Rome and pursued several post-graduate specialized studies in Finance and Business strategies. His career has developed in various sectors of Italian public industry (steel industry, building firms, services), always in managerial positions. He was a member of the Board of Autostrade and Aeroporti di Roma, Deputy Director General of  Iritecna and in 1995/96 he took up the position of Managing Director of Fintecna. Between 1998 and 2002 he was first Deputy Director General and then Director General of RAI. In 2002 he was appointed Managing Director of Consap, an agency of the Ministry of the Treasury specialized in the management of public insurance services. He was reappointed Director General of RAI in 2006. In the last few years he has taken up different assignments, including one in the Faculty of Economics of the Tor Vergata University in Rome.

In December 2009 he was elected Vice President of the European Broadcasting Union, a position that he kept until December 2014.

From June 2012 to December 2013 he was President of Rai World, the Rai company with the mission of organizing the international presence of the Italian public service broadcaster. Claudio is also professor at Sciences-Po University of Paris where he is “maitre de conference” of a course on Public Service Media in Europe and member of the board of Roma Tre University in Rome.

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