Pier Luigi

Italy Chairman Sensemakers Extended Faculty
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Pier Luigi Celli was born in Verucchio (Rimini) on July 8, 1942. Married to Marina, he has two children.
After graduating Sociology from the University of Trento, he gained significant experience in the field of management, organization, and training of human resources in large groups such as Eni, Rai, Omnitel, Olivetti, and Enel.
The managerial skills he acquired in managing large companies with such complex and diversified businesses allowed him to return to Rai in 1998 as General Manager.
After holding key roles in the startup of new activities for mobile telephony—Wind and Omnitel—he led Ipse 2000, a UMTS telephony company, for a short period.
From 2002 to April 2005 in Unicredito Italiano, as Head of the Corporate Identity Department, with the mission of giving an identity to a Group that in recent years has aggregated 7 companies in Italy and 5 abroad. This Department includes external relations, brand coordination, institutional relations, relations with the press, relations with the local area, the social and environmental report and the Unidea Foundation (Foundation of the Unicredit Group).
From May 2005 to July 2013, he served as General Manager at LUISS Guido Carli University.
From 2013 to June 2014, he was Senior Advisor for Corporate Identity, Communication, and Institutional Relations at Unipol.
He held the position of President of Enit from May 2012 to June 2014.
From July 2014 to December 2016, he was a Senior Advisor to the CEO of Poste Italiane.
Since January 2017, he has been the President of Sensemakers.
He currently collaborates with Capgemini, Autostrade, and LUISS Guido Carli University.

Some of his publications are: “L’impresa,” “Il manager avveduto”, “L’illusione manageriale”, “Passioni fuori corso”, “Breviario di cinismo ben temperato”, “Nascita e morte di un’impresa in 42 lettere”, “Impresa e classi dirigenti”, “Un anno nella vita”, “Virtù Deboli”, “Altri esercizi di pentimento”, “Comandare è fottere”, “Coraggio, Don Abbondio”, “La Generazione tradita”, “Il cuore ha le sue ragioni”, “L’impresa vista dai perdenti”, “Che cos’è il management”, “Alma Matrigna – l’Università del disincanto”, “Capitani senza gloria”, “Notturni Inquieti”, “La Stagione delle nomine”, and “Il potere, la carriera e la vita”, “La manutenzione dei ricordi” and “La vita non è uno smartworking” were published in March 2021, and “Sconfinare” in October 2023.


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