Fiorenzo Tagliabue

Chairman

Fiorenzo Tagliabue is the Chairman of Newington Communications providing strategic guidance and insight to Newington’s Executive Board. Newington Communications is part of SEC Global, leading on UK public and corporate affairs with companies in main European markets and in Latam. 

Fiorenzo founded SEC in 1989 and is actively involved in the company’s day to day operations and strategic management, serving as Chief Executive Officer of the group. Fiorenzo played a key role in building SEC Global into the largest Italian led PR firm in terms of revenue and in expanding the group’s footprint internationally. In addition to his role as Executive Chairman, he personally oversees the lobbying and public affairs division, based in Milan and Rome. After gaining a degree in philosophy, Mr Tagliabue worked as a journalist and was co-founder of the weekly publication “il Sabato” which he edited until 1987.

Prior to founding SEC, Mr Tagliabue served as Managing Director of NEI Spa, the company that edits the daily newspaper Avvenire (1983-1989) and as general secretary of the Vatican Television Centre (1986-1989). Mr Tagliabue holds numerous teaching posts in the area of communication. He was on the Board of Directors of the Fondazione Teatro alla Scala of Milan for 10 years, and is a member of the Boards of Fondazione Banco Alimentare onlus and IUAV (Istituto Universitario Architettura Venezia), one of the nation’s most important architecture departments, based in Venice.