Marcello Foa was born in 1963 in Milan and as a child moved to Lugano, Switzerland. He graduated with a degree in politics from the Università degli studi in Milan. He is currently President of the Board of directors for RAI, and member of the board of directors of the Treccani Institute. He has been CEO of the Swiss publishing group Corriere del Ticino. He started his journalistic career in Lugano, but in 1989 he was hired at the Italian daily Il Giornale by Indro Montanelli. Foa has been an international analyst and foreign reporter. He currently lectures on international journalism’s influence in international affairs at the Università della Svizzera Italiana.