Chairman and CEO of Tratos Ltd, the manufacturing division of global cable-maker Tratos Group. Tratos is an innovation-focused European cable innovator with factories in the UK and Italy, offices in five continents and customers worldwide—across power, transport, shipping, communications, oil and gas.
A sustainability and CSR champion, an insightful and boundary-pushing industry leader and innovation driver, an education and welfare supporter, he is a British citizen passionate about equal opportunities. He is a committed and active philanthropist working to change lives and improve choices for the world’s most disadvantaged people.
He is a highly intelligent and experienced business strategist who understands people, culture and how to affect cultural change within organisations, he has a gift for economic and business foresight and significant entrepreneurial flair.
He understands and is active in politics, is well connected and excels in building relationships, he takes a keen interest in advancing successful outcomes for other businesses and organisations and he is committed—and has the ambition—to do much, much more to support a bright future for UK PLC.
Dr Maurizio Bragagni MBA is a senior business opinion leader, author and writer focusing on business, innovation and technology, politics, education and the economy.
His interests in education and philanthropy sit alongside his role as Chairman and CEO of Tratos Ltd, the manufacturing division of global cable-maker Tratos Group.
Chairman of the BIC and Honorary Consul of San Marino to the UK and Northern Ireland, he is founder and chair of the education-focused charity Esharelife which raises money to fund school and vocational training projects for children and young people in some of the most disadvantaged parts of the world.
Dr Bragagni continues to support Cass Business School, where he obtained his MBA, and recently accepted an honorary doctorate in business from the University of Bolton. He is the force behind the launch of the Tratos Academy, in cooperation with Regent Hill University an education initiative designed to promote greater knowledge of engineering advances within his company and sharing it with international engineering undergraduates.
He has written several books: two of insights on business and politics (Business, Brexit & A Better Britain and Insight to Hindsight at Amazon),one in which examines the history, survival and success of family businesses—and how to work with people you live with and love. Appasionated for History he has written with Alice a book on the Anglo Italian relationship.
An early embracer of new technologies, ethical and environmental improvements promised by the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Dr Bragagni led his company to become one of the few to win the most coveted and prestigious of all business awards, a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2019.
Italian-born British citizen Dr Bragagni has travelled worldwide to forge business links and understand local business culture in order to successfully integrate a Tratos presence overseas. He leads the company’s multi-national manufacturing facilities serving a global customer base from Tratos’ UK HQ in London. His business has as its mission: to create jobs in deprived areas. His UK manufacturing base is in Knowsley, Merseyside.
He has just been made a Freeman of the City of London, an award given by the City of London on Her Majesty the Queen’s command in recognition of a person’s activities inside the city.
He is married to Alessandra and they share four daughters.