Il modello

A unique experience, towards new projects

Arexpo is a private company held by a majority of public-sector shareholders, founded in 2011 to acquire the areas destined to host Expo Milano 2015.

Since the ending of the event we have worked to enhance the site, by opening to the community on several occasions, and defining a new development for the entire site, a space of more than one million square metres.

Our work has led to the creation of MIND Milano Innovation District, an innovation hub and a new neighbourhood for the city: a project with strong international ambitions, strategic for the entire country, built together with the ideas of Lendlease, the private partner in this operation.

Arexpo now continues to accompany MIND’s advancement, guaranteeing the certitude of administrative procedures and taking care of community activation.

Today, our commitment opens up to future initiatives throughout Lombardy, where we can use our expertise as mediators between institutions and private operators.

The activation task

An inclusive society — always networked

We build places for people, with people.

In its activities Arexpo chooses to involve and collaborate with universities, local organisations, businesses and schools.

The expression of a whole system

Our shareholders are the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Regione Lombardia, the Municipality of Milan and the Fiera Milano Foundation, as well as the Metropolitan City of Milan and the Municipality of Rho with smaller shares.


Our corporate structure is a symbol of cooperation between the forces across the country allowing us to enjoy a direct relationship with the different levels of government (both local and national).

  • Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Regione Lombardia
  • Municipality of Milan
  • Fiera Milano Foundation
  • Metropolitan City of Milan
  • Municipality of Rho


Alberto Grando



Born in 1957, Alberto Grando is Full Professor at the Department of Management and Technology of the Bocconi University where he carries out research and teaching activities on the issues of Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Grando graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University and attended the ITP (International Teachers Program) at the London Business School.

Dean from 2006 to 2012 at SDA Bocconi, he was subsequently Vice Rector for Development from 2012 to 2016 and Vice Rector for the Implementation of the Strategic Plan from 2017 to 2018 at Bocconi University. He currently serves the University as President of the University Evaluation Unit.

He is the author of numerous books, essays and articles on topics such as supply chain and logistics management, sustainable operations management, lean thinking and Industry 4.0.

His works have been published in important journals such as International Journal of Production Research, Production Planning and Control, Production Planning and Control, European Management Journal and many others.

He has been Visiting Professor at the Cranfield School of Management (UK) and other international universities and schools; he is also a Board Member of some scientific and academic Advisory Boards of national and international institutions and research centers.

He has also participated in scientific committees, study groups and national and international review teams and is a member of the Board of Directors of charitable foundations or foundations operating in the field of research.

Igor De Biasio

De Biasio


IGOR DE BIASIO – Biography

Born 1977, married, 3 daughters

De Biasio earned a degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of Milan with top marks (110/110) at the age of 23, continuing his development with post-graduate work in four areas of specialization: Marketing and Digital Economics (Catholic University of Milan); Marketing (Bocconi); Design Thinking (Politecnico di Milano); Business Finance (IMD Business School – Lausanne).

After several years of management work in multinational consulting firms, at the age of 35 he was appointed to an executive role at PHILIPS S.p.A. with international responsibilities for the Mediterranean area. At the age of 39 he assumed the role of Commercial Director for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East for MOLESKINE.

In July 2018 he was named Member of the Board of Directors of RAI, reconfirmed in 2021.

In 2019 he was appointed as Managing Director of Arexpo S.p.A. In 2020 he led the corporation to its first pre-tax profit and thereafter closed all yearly balance sheets in the black.He was reconfirmed Managing Director of Arexpo S.p.A. at the end of his term in 2022.

In May 2023, the Member Assembly of Terna S.p.A., listed on the Milan stock exchange, named him President of the corporation.

In December 2022, the President of the Italian Republic elevated him to Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

In 2022 he became co-director, with Professor Giovanni Orsina, of the Executive Course in Territorial Governance and Development: Public and Private Partnerships at the LUISS.

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