Pietro Labriola, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of TIM
Who is Pietro Labriola, the new CEO of the Tim group
Pietro Labriola is the new CEO of the group Tim, appointed on January 21st. Labriola, former general manager, is a real one company veteran: since he was hired on 1 October 2001, he has held various positions for the group. The top manager is at the helm of the telecommunications company in a very delicate phase: between the interest of a takeover bid of the American fund Kkr and the renegotiation of the 340 million a year contract with Dazn for the streaming of the Serie A championship with TIMvision.
Pietro Labriola fights stress by running “three times a week, with the gym and swimming”. “To do my job 14 hours a day it takes the physical”he told in an interview with Republic. “Football friends called me ‘human lung’ for my ability to go back and forth on the pitch for 90 minutes. In Rio de Janeiro, when I was CEO of Tim Brazil, I ran on Sunday on the Avenida Oceanica, at the best moments I did 10 kilometers in 46 minutes, those poor people in the escort went crazy to keep up with me. I’m an agonist and I’m not going to get over it ”, specified Labriola.
Tim’s CEO, who moved from Bari to Milan, joined Tim thanks to Riccardo Ruggiero, “Known on the Infostrada”. “He called me – added Pietro Labriola – to restructure Lef Telecom, a subsidiary in France”. Before Tim the experience in France Telecom Transpac and in Infostrada where he worked “making arbitrage on tariffs”. A real “family” bond with telecommunications: the mother, a Telecom switchboard operator, answered the 1012 service. Shifts at Christmas and New Year. At eight I had the keys to the house. I would pick up my brother, who is three years younger, and I would start cooking ”.
Out of work there passion for Inter, motorcycling, F1 and tattoos. Above the left elbow she drew a Daruma: “She is a Japanese votive doll that has one eye with a pupil and the other empty. To be completed only when the idol will grant my wish. I also have a dragon on my right calf, but that is less mystical ”.