Vittorio Colao

Special Advisor at General Atlantic

Vittorio Colao is a Special Advisor at General Atlantic, the Chair of the Compensation Committee of Unilever PLC/NV, and a non Executive Director of Verizon Communications in the US.


He was CEO of Vodafone Group from 2008 to 2018. He was also Group CEO of RCS MediaGroup in Italy between 2004 and 2006. Mr Colao started his career at McKinsey. He is today a trustee and executive board member of Bocconi University in Milan and an advisor of the Oxford Martin School in the UK.


Among various awards, he was appointed a UN He4She Impact champion for gender equality in 2015 and recognized as FT and HERoes champion in 2017. He is a graduate of Bocconi University in Italy and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.