Since 2011, Paolo Merloni is the Executive Chairman of Ariston Thermo, a multinational group among the leading companies in the thermal comfort industry, actively engaged in the energy sustainability challenge, with high-efficiency systems that use energy from renewable sources for heating and hot water.

Paolo Merloni is also CEO of Merloni Holding, a member of the Board of EHI (Association of the European Heating Industry) and a member of the General Council of Confindustria. He is also a member of the Italian board of the international non-profit network Endeavor Global.

In 2020 he was appointed as Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

Paolo Merloni’s career begins in McKinsey & Company, first in Madrid and then in the Milan office. In 1995 he joined Ariston Thermo Group, where he held several key positions over time, including Director for Central and Eastern Europe, Director of Italy and Vice-President with delegation to the Heating System Division. In 2004 he was appointed CEO of Ariston Thermo.

Paolo Merloni graduated in 1992 magna cum laude from the Bocconi University of Milan, with a degree in Business Administration. He was born in 1968 and is married with three children.


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