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Maria Lina Marcucci

Chief Communication Officer & Member of the Board of Directors

Kedrion S.p.A

Lucca, IT

Maria Lina Marcucci
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Maria Lina Marcucci’s Biography

Maria Lina Marcucci began her career by establishing, alongside her father, one of the first private television broadcasting houses, Elefante (1975). In 1984 she founded Videomusic, a ‘non-stop’ music channel and one of the first of its kind in Europe, and in 1998 she acquired a majority stake in Super Channel which reached over 52 million homes across Europe.

From 1995 Maria Lina served as Vice President of the Tuscany Regional Government as well as being Regional Minster for Culture, Communications and Entertainment. She was President of the Board of the Italian national newspaper L’Unità during the first phase of its relaunch in the early 2000s.

She founded Campus Studi de Mediterraneo (now the Fondazione Campus) in 2001, an Italian foundation which promotes university activities in the areas of Tourism, Territory Management and Business.

Maria Lina is Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Communication Officer of Kedrion S.p.A., a company which produces and distributes human plasma-derived medicinal products used to treat and prevent rare and debilitating diseases and disorders, and also serves as Chairman of Sestant and Sestant Internazionale S.p.A.

Since 2005, Maria Lina has been a Board Member of the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation as well as Chairman and Legal Representative of the Foundation in Europe.

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Women who make a difference, the Bellisario award is given to Maria Lina Marcucci

Maria Lina Marcucci, member of the Board of Directors and head of communication and public affairs of Kedrion Biopharma, is one of the winners of the 32nd edition of the Marisa Bellisario 'Women Who Make a Difference Award'.

Maria Lina Marcucci’s Background

Kedrion S.p.A
Chief Communication Officer & Member of the Board of Directors
2012 - Present
Lucca, IT
Kedrion is an international company specializing in the collection and fractionation of blood plasma to produce and distribute plasma-derived therapeutic products for use in treating serious diseases, disorders and conditions such as hemophilia and immune system deficiencies.
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Sestant S.p.A. & Sestant Internazionale S.p.A
Chairman
2014 - Present
Rome, IT
Sestant Internazionale S.p.A is a financial holding company committed to overseeing the international assets of the Marcucci family.
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Other Business Interests

Campus Studi del Mediterraneo
Founder and Member of the School Council
2001 - Present
Lucca, IT
The Fondazione Campus was founded as an environment within which to establish university activities in the field of tourism and to provide a professional school for managers in the city of Lucca.

Current Board Positions

Il Ciocco, S.p.A
Chair of the Board
2008 - Present
Barga, IT
Il Ciocco, a 600 hectares estate embraced by the greenery of the Serchio Valley, offers accommodation proposals able to satisfy the most varied holiday requests. Its flagship is the award-winning Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & S.p.A.

Previous Board Positions

Lucca Polo Fiere & Tecnologia S.p.A.
Chair of the Board
2011 - 2012
Lucca, IT
Lucca Polo Fiere & Tecnologia S.p.A. is an events space which hosts conferences, product presentations and exhibitions.
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L'Unita
President of the Board
2002 - 2007
Rome, NY, USA
A national Italian newspaper, famous for its coverage on political, economic and cultural issues and with an interesting publication history.

Philanthropy

RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Chairman and Legal Representative of the Robert F. Kennedy Foundation, Europe
2005 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.
RFK / Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Board of Trustees
New York, NY, USA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, founded in 1968, is led by human rights activist and lawyer Kerry Kennedy and advocates for a more just and peaceful world. Working alongside local activists to ensure lasting positive change in governments and corporations, the RFK team includes leading attorneys, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers united by a commitment to social justice.

Awards & Endorsements

Marisa Bellisario Foundation
Marisa Bellisario 'Women Who Make a Difference Award'.
Oct 2020
Rome, IT
The Marisa Bellisario Foundation supports women entrepreneurs in the public and the private sectors and it promotes gender equality.