Renzo Rosso

Renzo Rosso
President,
Diesel & OTB

In 1975, following graduation from a textile manufacturing college, Rosso began working in the industry and in 1978 he joined the Genius Group. From there sprang a number of brands, including Katherine Hamnett, Replay and, of course, Diesel.

In 1985, Renzo took full control of Diesel, turning it into a cult brand thanks its unusual style and an innovative and thought provoking marketing which has garnered worldwide acclaim all through the years.

Today he is the president of OTB, the holding company of Diesel, Maison Martin Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, Staff International (which produces and distributes pret-à-porter licensed brands such as DSquared, Just Cavalli, Vivienne Westwood Red Label and Man, and Marc Jacobs Mens), and Brave Kid (specialized in the production and distribution of childrenswear apparel for licensed brands like Diesel, DSquared and John Galliano).

He is also the founder of the holding group’s not-for-profit organization, the Only The Brave Foundation.