Paolo Favilla is a partner and Managing Director of WIDER. Born in Milan, Paolo graduated with a degree in Business and Economics from the Luigi Bocconi University. In 1999 he became CEO and partner at Banknord Corporate Finance, a private investment bank providing consultancy services for corporate finance transactions.
In 2004 Paolo moved into shipping and became General Manager at Grandi Navi Veloci, following a major investment in the company by private equity fund Permira. He also became a member of the Board of Directors of Grimaldi Holding, belonging to the Genoese Grimaldi family.
In 2009 he began his nautical adventure with Tilli, becoming CEO of Pershing, and their fruitful working relationship continues today at WIDER.
"Paolo is unwavering, and manages the company with great strength, calmness and foresight." Tilli Antonelli