The Council for the United States and Italy is a binational, non-profit,
non-political organization founded in 1983 by a group of influential
personalities from both countries, including David Rockefeller
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.
His Italian counterpart is Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of Fiat S.p.A., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Group LLC, and Chairman of CNH Industrial N.V., Samuel J. Palmisano, former Chairman of IBM, and Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman and CEO of Pirelli & C., serve as Honorary chairmen respectively.