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.