Dr. Gioacchino del Balzo was born in Naples, Italy in 1945. He graduated with a doctorate degree in Economics and Trade from the University of Naples in 1969. His career has involved very senior responsibilities in the commercial and diplomatic sectors working in several countries. He is fluent in English, French and Italian and has a good knowledge of German.Upon graduation he began working in the export sector of a family agri-business venture (row crops, orchards and fruit processing), Dr. del Balzo joined IBM where he worked between 1971 and 1982 in Sales Operation in Italy, the United States and France, becoming manager responsible for market assistance co-ordination and business control for operations in Spain, Portugal, Turkey and Greece. Dr. del Balzo then moved to Pirelli where he worked in Italy in Sales and Marketing and as Country Manager in Canada, Switzerland and Austria. Then he joined Germany as Product Director and the United Kingdom, where he held the position of Marketing Director until 1998.
Presently he is a Business Consultant for leading multinational companies and he was Executive Producer and Editor of the Pirelli Calendars from 1993 to 2011. In addition to the above responsibilities, Dr. del Balzo was also appointed member of the board of directors of the Juniors Federation of Italian Industry and member of the board of directors of the Consortium of the Industrial Area of Fiumicino, Rome between 1979 and 1982. From 1979 to 1984 , Dr del Balzo had an Honorary Assignment with the Sovereign Order of Malta to the Italian Government , was a Diplomatic Chargé d’Affaires and helped to coordinate and organize all aid activities during the Southern Italy Earthquake disaster in 1981, as well also Medical Assistance Coordination to African Countries, in 1982 he was decorated by the then President of the Italian Republic, Mr Pertini to reward his engagement.
In October 2004 during his Consulting Activity with the Telecom Group was appointed Coordinator of the Luna Rossa Project , the Telecom /Prada Challenge Race of the America’s Cup. Meanwhile today , still holds a Consulting Assignment with a Leading Marketing and Communication Company :the Acciari Consulting Group.