Vittorio Amedeo Colao
(born 3 October 1961) is an Italian businessman, chief executive officer at Vodafone Group. He received a business degree from Bocconi University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
He started his career at investment bank Morgan Stanley in London. He joined the Milan office of [& Company|McKinsey & Co] in 1986, where as a Partner he worked on media, telecommunications and industrial goods sectors and was responsible for office recruitment.
After shareholder criticism of the publishing group's strategy and governance, he resigned from RCS MediaGroup following the company's board meeting of September 12, rejoining Vodafone on 9 October 2006 as CEO Europe and succeeding Sir Julian Horn-Smith as Deputy-CEO.
Commenting to the Italian press in 2007 that he had no interest in taking the CEO's job at Telecom Italia, Colao succeeded Vodafone CEO Arun Sarin on 29 July 2008. Colao's compensation from Vodafone in 2009 included his annual salary of €932,000, and a bonus of €881,000. Combined with other payments the total was €2,264,000.
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Married in 1992, his wife and two children reside with him in England. Colao is a reserve officer in the Carabinieri.