Cesare Romiti was born in Rome on June 24, 1923. He graduated in Economic and Commercial Sciences and he joined in 1947 the Bombrini Parodi Delfino, where he became Group General Manager. In 1968, following the BPD-SNIA Viscose merger, he was appointed Financial Director General of SNIA Viscose.
In 1970 was in Alitalia as General Manager and Chief Executive Officer and, subsequently, in 1973, goes to Italstat with the same assignment.
In 1974 he joined FIAT, later becoming its Chief Executive Officer and President. Arrived at the time of the energy crisis, he is primarily dedicated to the work of financial recovery, continues developing the international dimension of the company and strengthening production sites in Italy. He worked for building several factories for the FIAT, including Belo Horizonte (Brazil), which is now the largest cars plant in the world.
After the exit from FIAT, he has been Chairman of RCS, from 1998 to 2004, and of the construction company Impregilo and Engineering, in 2005-2007.
In 2003 he formed the Italy-China Foundation, who still presides.