Francesco Caio is the CEO of Avio. He previously headed large telecommunications companies in Italy such as Omnitel and Cable & Wireless as well as the industrial group Merloni (Indesit). He has worked in consultancy roles for the British and Italian governments on broadband implementation. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Motorola and Il Sole 24 Ore and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Invensys and Indesit. He is co-author with Massimo Sideri of Banda Stretta (2011).