Renzo Rosso

President of OTB

Born in 1955 near Padua, Italy, Renzo Rosso created his first pair of self-produced jeans when he was only 15. In 1978 Rosso established his own brand, Diesel, which has since become a symbol of alternative lifestyle all over the world. His groundbreaking marketing strategies, which have shaped his brand since the very beginning, have garnered an amazing series of recognitions and awards at the global level.
Today, Renzo Rosso is the President of OTB, the parent company of iconic brands Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Amiri, and of state-of-the-art companies Staff International, and Brave Kid. OTB’s 2019 revenues exceeded 1.5 billion Euro.
In 2008 Renzo Rosso launched OTB Foundation which so far has invested in over 250 social projects around the world, benefitting the lives of more than 250,000 people. The foundation has carried out concrete initiatives in our country, financing the restoration of the Rialto Bridge in Venice, and supporting communities struck by the earthquake in central Italy. During the Covid-19 emergency, the foundation donated almost one million units of PPE and specialized equipment to hospitals, homes for the elderly and other facilities in the small centers of Italy, and incurred the costs of positive asymptomatic during the period of fiduciary isolation outside the home. It has also supplied basic necessities and pharmaceuticals to many families facing serious economic problems. OTB Foundation supports several innovative and sustainable projects around the world focusing on women, the young and integration.