Stefano Rosso

Stefano Rosso was born on June 1, 1979, in Marostica, in northeastern Italy. After attending high school in Bassano del Grappa, he left Italy to pursue his studies at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where he completed a B.A. in international trade and marketing. He began his work experience outside the family company, collaborating with brands like ZooYork, part of the Ecko Unlimited group.

Stefano returned to Italy in 2005 with a new challenge: he began his professional experience at Diesel, working in different areas of the company (from production to marketing), to first become Diesel’s 5 Pockets (denim) brand manager, and then strategic brand alliances director, creating and managing some of the brand’s most important global collaborations, from a limited edition sneakers series with adidas Originals, to the worldwide partnership with Ducati.

In July 2011, Stefano Rosso left Diesel for a new position: he became director of corporate development of OTB, the holding company of Diesel, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Staff International (the company manufacturing and distributing license agreements with DSquared², Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and MAN, and Marc Jacobs Mens) and Brave Kid (specialized in childrenswear production and distribution for licensed brands Diesel, DSquared² and John Galliano).

In February 2013, Stefano was named C.E.O. of OTB with the specific responsibility of designing the group’s corporate governance and guiding the People & Organization function, with the goal to build the managerial team of the future. He plays a key role in the development strategy of the group, with a special focus on new acquisitions.

Stefano loves and plays soccer, and he is president of the Bassano Virtus soccer team. He practices snowboarding and motorcycling, and he is passionate about contemporary and street art, and the whole digital world.