Mario Cesari

(Firenze 1926-1968)

He has communist ideals and he was a partisan during the war.

He was actively involved on a cooperative level, he highlighted how the experience as a partisan already had a cooperative modus operandi in supporting the communities in difficulty and particularly since the end of the 1940s he encouraged the Union of cooperatives of Mugello and he was president of Federcoop in Florence.

He was president and CEO of AICC,(the future “Coop Italia”) bringing renewal and developing new strategies.

Further reading:

Antonio Casali, Per una storia di Coop Italia: Mario Cesari (1926-1968), Il Mulino, Bologna, 2000.