Rocco Benetton is a prominent entrepreneur, financier and investor with a background in hedge funds and private banking. Benetton has founded and led several high-profile ventures throughout his career, including his most recent investment FAST Studios, a studio that creates, invests in and operates original channels powered by a team of programming, distribution and ad sales experts for a turn-key, low-friction path to success in the OTT space. He also serves as a member of the board.
Rocco served as the youngest CEO of the Benetton Formula One Team. After the team’s sale to Renault, Rocco founded the Oot Group and Zero Rh+. In 2012, Oot Group was acquired by British communications agency WPP plc, where Benetton served as President until 2016. Benetton also founded Mobisec Italia, a mobile defense security company and is a shareholder of family holding company Ricerca SpA. Benetton joins a team of creatives and industry experts as an investor in FAST Studios, a startup reinventing the next generation of TV channels.