Claudio Cappon obtained a degree in Economics with honours from the University of Rome and pursued several post-graduate specialized studies in Finance and Business strategies. His career has developed in various sectors of the Italian public industry (steel industry, construction firms, services), always in managerial positions. He has been member of the Board of Autostrade e Aeroporti di Roma, Deputy Director General of Iritecna and in 1995/96 he took up the position of Managing Director of Fintecna. Between 1998 and 2002 he has been first Deputy Director General and then Director General of RAI. In 2002 he has been appointed Managing Director of Consap, agency of the Ministry of the Treasury specialized in management of public insurance services. He has been reappointed Director General of RAI in 2006. In the last years he has taken up different assignments, including the one in the Faculty of Economics of the Tor Vergata University in Rome.
In December 2009 he has been elected Vice President of European Broadcasting Union, a position that he has kept until December 2014.
From June 2012 to December 2013 he has been President of Rai World, the Rai company with the mission of organizing the international presence of the Italian Public Service Broadcaster.
On April 2016 he has been elected Secretary General of COPEAM (Permanent Conference of the Mediterranean Audiovisual Operators).
He is in the panel of experts chosen by EBU to perform the “Peer to peer review” of the Public Service Value of different members. In such capacity in October 2014 he has conducted the first such evolution in Europe with the Czech Television.
Mr. Cappon is also professor at Sciences-Po University of Paris where he is “maitre de conference” of a course on “Public Service Media in Europe” and member of the board of “Roma Tre” University in Rome.