DR MAURIZIO BRAGAGNI MBA, CDir FIoD, OBE
Chairman and Chartered Director
Chartered Director and Fellow Member of the Institute of Directors, Dr Maurizio Bragagni now
exercises his roles according to the IoD Code of Professional Conduct. Maurizio is keen to implement appropriate governance structure within the organisation he works for, accompanied by robust financial management and strong control on leadership and strategy. These are the competences Maurizio brings to the Boards he participates in.
Maurizio is Chairman and CEO of Tratos Ltd, the manufacturing division of global cable maker Tratos Group, for which he also serves as a member of the Board since 2000. Tratos is an innovative international cable producer with factories in the UK and Italy, offices in five continents and customers worldwide, servicing the power, transport, shipping, communications and oil and gas industries. With turnover in excess of €350 million, it is one of the world’s largest independent cable manufacturers and is involved in many high-profile and technologically-advanced projects across the globe.
Italian-born Maurizio is based in the UK and has played a key role in building the family business into a multinational success story, including leading the globalisation of the company’s manufacturing capabilities. A British citizen, he has a degree in Law from the University of Pisa and an MBA from London’s Cass Business School and has been responsible for exponential growth at the company, winning government funding and investing heavily in facilities, employee development and technology.
In addition to his successful business career, Maurizio has written several books on the importance of family business and sustainable strategy. He is a proud member of the Institute for Family Business (IFB). This interest has led to his appointment as Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow ofManagement at the Bayes Business School, City University of London, where he concentrates his time on the study of sustainability strategy. He is also Visiting Professor for the Institute of Management and Leadership at the University Bolton, developing leadership in challenging sustainable strategies and studies the contribution of private and public UK companies in the C0 2 net zero emissions commitment.
With more than two decades of international business and presence in the five continents, Maurizio supports the UK Department for International Trade on the arrangement of new agreements between the UK and other countries.
As Honorary Consul of San Marino to the UK, he is making an immense contribution to promoting and nurturing friendly relations between the UK and San Marino, as well sharpening his diplomatic and consular skills to the level of a global businessman.
In recognition of his services and achievements to the UK business community and abroad Maurizio was awarded Knight of Italian Republic (OMRI) for business services to Italy.
In his limited free time Maurizio is a loyal member of the Naval & Military In & Out Club, a proud Freeman of the City of London in which Maurizio is a Founder Liveryman of the Company of Communicators and involved in supporting the charity initiatives. Maurizio launched his own foundation, Esharelife, founded on the principle of giving back to society and with a sole mission: sharing the life in the digital era. The charity, recognised by the UK Charity Commission, is giving hope to women and children in some of the most deprived regions of the world, through access to sustainable education.
With a degree in Law and a Master in Business Administration, Dr Bragagni has pursued a model of education that has prepared him to sit on the board of directors of different companies. Today, he exercises this position according to the principles of the “Chartered Director Code of Professional Conduct”.
In July 2020, Dr Maurizio Bragagni has been appointed Freeman of the City. The City of London maintains the ability to grant Freeman of the City as a living tradition. The City Freemen – and women – are drawn from…
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