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Portrait de Roberto Quarta
Age : 69
Public asset : 1,949,654 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : WPP PLC - Smith & Nephew plc

Summary 
Mr. Roberto Quarta is a Non-Executive Chairman at WPP Plc, a Chairman at Smith & Nephew Plc, a Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP and a Chairman at Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark).

He is on the Board of Directors at SPIE Ouest-Centre SAS.

Mr. Quarta was previously employed as an Independent Director by Foster Wheeler AG, a Non-Executive Chairman by IMI Plc, a Chairman-Supervisory Board by Rexel SA, an Independent Non-Executive Director by BAE Systems Plc, a Chairman by Italtel SpA, a Chairman by Italtel Group SpA, a Chairman by BBA Aviation Plc, an Executive Director by BTR Plc, a Trustee by College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), a Non-Executive Director by Equant NV, an Executive Vice President by Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., a Non-Executive Director by PowerGen Corp., a Non-Executive Director by SPIE Operations SA, a Non-Executive Director by SPIE SA, and a Managing Director by Worcester Controls Corp.

He also served on the board at Powergen UK Plc and Azure Dynamics Corp.

He received his undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts).


Current positions of Roberto Quarta 
NameTitle Since
WPP PLC
(Advertising & Marketing)
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2015
Smith & Nephew plc
(Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution)
Chairman 2013
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark) Chairman -
SPIE Ouest-Centre SAS Director -
Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP Partner 2001


Holdings of Roberto Quarta 
NameEquities%Valuation
WPP Group (WPP)
Advertising & Marketing
87,5000.0069%1,435,023 USD
Smith & Nephew (SN.)
Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution
28,2610.0032%514,631 USD


Roberto Quarta : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Marc E. Owen Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Erik Engstrom Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Virginia Hilda Maxwell Bottomley Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Michael A. Friedman Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Vinita Kundanlal Bali Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Robin Freestone Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Ian Edward Barlow Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Roland Diggelmann Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Graham James Baker Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Sally Susman WPP PLC


Biography of Roberto Quarta 
Roberto Quarta (born 1949 He has served on the boards of PowerGen plc, BAE Systems plc and Equant NV. He is expected to become chair of Smith & Nephew in 2014.>

Criticism
Quarta has been described as impatient and ruthless, but these attributes have enabled him to make decisive change and are seen as positive by analysts.>

Personal life
Quarta is separated from his first wife, with whom he has a son and a daughter.

Quotes
'He's a man of extreme intelligence and extreme vitality. Unusually he also has the ability to listen and he struck me as a decent human being. Vanni Treves, BBA chairman>
"Bob is dedicated and numerate and good at selecting and using people. He has learnt over the years to hold back against his natural impatience - he does like things to move." Sir Owen Green, former chairman of BTR>

Quarta has referred to management as "a calculated adventure". With reference to changing people, he has said "As well as identifying people who can help you push forward change, you are also trying to remove those who are so entrenched in the old culture that they are not going to change.">



Source @ Wikipedia



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Roberto Quarta : Connections 
London School of Economics & Political Science
China-Britain Business Council


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