Renzo Capra was born in Ponte dellíOlio (Piacenza) in 1929.
Mr. Capra has been a Director of Telecom Italia since April 16, 2007.
He graduated in Electro Technical Industrial Engineering at Milan Polytechnic, and from 1956 until the end of 1964 he worked at ANIC S.p.A., and on the SNAM PROGETTI in the plants of Ravenna and Gela.
In 1965 he was employed by the Azienda Servizi Municipalizzati of Brescia (Brescia Municipal Utilities) as Energy Services Director; from 1979 until 1995 he was the General Manager; in 1995 he became President of ASM Brescia, which became a Public Limited Company in July 1998 and which was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange in July 2002.
From 1968 until 1973 he collaborated in the Electrical Power Station teaching course at Milan Polytechnic; in 1973 he moved to the University of Brescia.
From December 2002 until December 2006 he was President of the Istituto di Economia delle Fonti di Energia (IEFE) at Milanís Bocconi University.
He is a member of the FederUtility Presidential Committee, Vice-President of CISPEL Lombardy, and Chairman of the FEDERAMBIENTE Board of Auditors.
Since July 2006 he has represented Italy as President of CEDEC (Business Confederation of local European electricity and gas distributors), whose headquarters are in Brussels.