David Benello


David Benello is the Chairman at Sirti S.p.A and V-Nova Ltd. and Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company. He received an MA in mathematics from the University of Oxford and served as Deputy Lieutenant at the Aosta Alpine Military School, where he was Course Leader. He worked at Arthur Andersen as an analyst/programmer before obtaining an MBA at Harvard Business School. For 30 years he was at McKinsey, where he served customers in Europe, America and Asia in many sectors, leading the Industrial and Telecommunications/Hi-Tech sectors in the UK and Strategy Practice in Europe.

In recent years, David has been an independent member of the boards of directors of telecommunications companies (Telecom Italia, Telekom Malaysia, Rostelecom) and a fintech company (Tungsten Network). David is also Chairman of V-Nova International, a London-based start-up with AI technologies for image and video compression, selected as the core technology for a new MPEG standard. He is also a Board Member of AICPA, a global organisation representing some 700,000 accountants, and Chairman of King’s Maths School, a high school for gifted children linked to King’s College London and specialising in mathematics, physics and computer science.

Passionate about flying and a private pilot, David was a member of the Board of the American Air Museum in Great Britain in Duxford.