Of Italian origin, Cosimo obtained his degree in Economics and Commercial sciences from the Bocconi University of Milan in 1965. He also got a PhD from the University of Pavia.
He has been working for more than twenty years in multinational companies such as Starlux Spain as Chairman and Deputy General Manager, or at the Martini Rossi Group as Deputy General Manager of the Iberian Peninsula. The IESE PDG Program that Cosimo completed in 1975 was the first step towards his involvement in this School, in which he has been an Extraordinary Professor of Business Management since 1978. His areas of specialization are Commercial Distribution, Sales Management, Relational Marketing and Management Coaching. He has published nine books and numerous articles in industry magazines.