Marinella Soldi has joined our Italian Member Radiotelevisione Italiana (Rai) as Chair of the Board of Directors.
Marinella was CEO of Discovery Networks Southern Europe (Italy, Spain, Portugal and France) for 10 years, until October 2018. Under her leadership, Discovery Southern Europe transformed its business model from pure linear pay to a diversified multiplatform portfolio with innovative content.
Marinella was born in Italy and grew up in London. Before joining Discovery she trained and worked for leading international brands in the technology and media sectors as a leadership coach.
Prior to her career in coaching, she spent five years in senior roles at MTV Networks Europe, including SVP Strategic Development in London and GM, MTV Italy in Milan. She began her career at McKinsey Company working as a strategy consultant for three years in London and Italy.
She is currently also Non-Executive Chair of the Vodafone Foundation Italy and Non-Executive Director for Nexi (digital payments), Ariston Thermo (Thermal Solutions ) and Angelini Hives (Health Innovation Hub).
Marinella holds a BSc in Economics from The London School of Economics, and an MBA from INSEAD.