non-political organization founded in 1983 by a group of influential personalities from both countries, including David Rockefeller
and Gianni Agnelli.
The Council aims at fostering closer ties between the United States
and Italy, and – in a broader perspective – between the United States
The focus of its membership and activities is economy and finance.
The American branch of the organization is currently chaired by David
W. Heleniak, Senior Advisor of Morgan Stanley.
The Council is chaired by Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of Fiat SpA, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group LLC, and Chairman of CNH Industrial NV. Samuel J. Palmisano, former Chairman of IBM, and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman and CEO of Pirelli & C., serve as Honorary chairmen.