Francesco Profumo CV

Francesco Profumo, born in 1953, as of 2014 is President of Fondazione Bruno Kessler



European Space Agency (ESA) Council
2012 – 2013

Education, University and Research in the Italian Government
2011 – 2013

Italian National Research Council (CNR)
2011 – 2012

G8 University Summit 2009


His research interest includes: power electronics conversion, high power devices, applications of new power devices, power systems, integrated electronic/electromechanical design, high response speed servo drives, new electrical machines structures, power conditioning systems for fuel cells applications, energy management (250 papers in International Conferences and Journals).

Fondazione Bruno Kessler di Trento
Top Research institute in Italy, ranked at the 1st place for scientific excellence within 3 different subject areas (ICT, History and Sociology)
2014 – today

Business School ESCP  – Turin campus
2014 – today

Honorary Professorship
Tongji University, Shanghai
2012 – today

Academia Europaea- Physics and Engineering Section
2010 – today

Academy of Science in Italy
2007 – today

Honorary Professorship
Xi’an Jiao Tong University
2007 – today

Rector (President)
Politecnico di Torino
2005 – 2011

Member, selection Committee
ENI Awards (Nobel Prize for Energy)
2003 – today

Faculty of Engineering, Politecnico di Torino
2003 – 2005

Visiting Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of Nagasaki University (Japan)
1996 – 1997

Adjunct Professor
University of Bologna
1994 – 2005

Visiting Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)
1986 – 1988

Professor of Electrical Machines and Drives
Department of Energy (former Department of Electrical Engineering), Politecnico di Torino
1984 – today


Compagnia di Sanpaolo
2016 – today
One of the largest bank foundation in EU and the largest in Italy, holds financial assets amounted to 7.7 billion euros by 2015, with an increasing rate around 15%.

INWIT Company
2015 – today
The largest wireless infrastructure operator in Italy, dedicated for telecommunications.

IREN Group
2013 – 2016
Multi-utility Group operating in 5 Italian major cities, turnover 3.2 billion euros, 6000 employes.

Member, Board of Directors
2011 – 2012
The first largest communication service providers in Italy.

Member, Board of Directors
2011 -2012
The fifth largest tyre manufacturers in the world, with sales in 160 countries.

Member, Advisory Board
Innogest Fund
2011 – today
The largest Venture Capital firm in Italy manages 200 mln euros  with 40 start-ups invested.

Member, Advisory Board
Reply S.p.A.
2011 – today
Specialises in consulting, system integration and digital services with revenue of 705.6 mln euros in 2015.

Member, Board of Directors
Unicredit Private Banking
2008 – 2010
One of the subsidiaries of Unicredit Group, whose network spans 50 markets in 17 countries with more than 8500 branches.

Member, Board of Directors
Fidia S.p.A.
2007 – 2017
On-board electronics and the process software provider in automotive and aerospace sectors.

Member, Board of Directors
Il Sole 24 Ore
2007 – 2009
Italian main national daily business newspaper, the fourth best-selling newspaper in Italy.