Years at current company: 35
Rate of growth: 5% over the last five years
Born in Milan, Paolo Rocca is the son of Roberto Rocca, former honorary president of Techint, and the grandson of Agostino Rocca, the founder of the group. After having been assistant director general of the World Bank, Rocca joined the Techint Group in 1985 as assistant to the chairman of the board. In 1990 he became executive vice president of Siderca. Since 2002 he has been CEO of Tenaris and Techint. He was president of the World Steel Association in 2009 and 2010.
Notable success: As head of the group, he has carried out a number of strategic acquisitions in Latin America and the wider world, developing the operations of Tenaris in more than 20 countries.