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Portrait de Roberto Quarta
Age : 69
Public asset : 1,857,683 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : WPP PLC - Smith & Nephew plc

Summary 
Roberto Quarta is an American; businessperson who has been at the helm of 8 different companies and currently occupies the position of Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of WPP Plc, Chairman for Smith & Nephew Plc, Chairman for Smith & Nephew A (a subsidiary of Smith & Nephew Plc) and Partner at Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP. Roberto Quarta is also on the board of SPIE Ouest-Centre SAS.

Mr. Quarta previously was Chairman for Italtel Group SpA and Chairman of Italtel SpA (a subsidiary of Italtel Group SpA), Chairman at BBA Aviation Plc, Non-Executive Chairman at IMI Plc, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Rexel SA, Executive Vice President at Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc. and Managing Director at Worcester Controls Corp.

Roberto Quarta received an undergraduate degree from College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts).


Current positions of Roberto Quarta 
NameTitle Since
WPP PLC
(Advertising & Marketing)
Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2015
Smith & Nephew plc
(Medical Equipment, Supplies & Distribution)
Chairman 2013
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark) Chairman -
SPIE Ouest-Centre SAS Director -
Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLP Partner 2001


Holdings of Roberto Quarta 
NameEquities%Valuation
WPP Plc87,5000.0069%1,368,155 USD
Smith & Nephew plc28,2610.0032%489,527 USD


Roberto Quarta : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Marc E. Owen Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Erik Engstrom Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Virginia Hilda Maxwell Bottomley Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Michael A. Friedman Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Vinita Kundanlal Bali Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Robin Freestone Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Ian Edward Barlow Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Roland Diggelmann Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Graham James Baker Smith & Nephew plc
Smith & Nephew A/S (Denmark)
Sally Susman WPP PLC


Biography of Roberto Quarta 
Roberto Quarta (born 1949 He has served on the boards of PowerGen plc, BAE Systems plc and Equant NV. He is expected to become chair of Smith & Nephew in 2014.>

Criticism
Quarta has been described as impatient and ruthless, but these attributes have enabled him to make decisive change and are seen as positive by analysts.>

Personal life
Quarta is separated from his first wife, with whom he has a son and a daughter.

Quotes
'He's a man of extreme intelligence and extreme vitality. Unusually he also has the ability to listen and he struck me as a decent human being. Vanni Treves, BBA chairman>
"Bob is dedicated and numerate and good at selecting and using people. He has learnt over the years to hold back against his natural impatience - he does like things to move." Sir Owen Green, former chairman of BTR>

Quarta has referred to management as "a calculated adventure". With reference to changing people, he has said "As well as identifying people who can help you push forward change, you are also trying to remove those who are so entrenched in the old culture that they are not going to change.">



Source @ Wikipedia



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Roberto Quarta : Connections 
The Economist Newspaper Group, Inc.
The University of Hull


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