Riccardo Silva

Riccardo Silva is a businessman, entrepreneur and the owner of Silva International Investments.

Early life and education

Silva was born in 1970 in Milan, the grandson of the founder of Italsilva – Gruppo Desa, one of Italy’s largest chemical groups with brands such as Spuma di Sciampagna, Chanteclair and Sauber. His maternal family, Fabbri, are known for their publishing company Fabbri Editori.

Career

Riccardo Silva owns Silva International Investments, an investment company that manages and invests in assets across multiple sectors including media, technology, entertainment, sports, real estate and the arts. The portfolio includes The Miami FC, SportBusiness, Globe Soccer, MP Management, Mast Capital, Musik and The Silva Family Collection of art. Silva International Investments is based in Mayfair, London.

Since 2015 Silva is President and owner of Miami FC. The club plays in the 20,000 seat Riccardo Silva Stadium, located in the Florida International University campus in Miami.

From 2004 until 2016 Riccardo Silva owned and managed MP & Silva, a global international media rights company based in London. Under Riccardo’s leadership, MP & Silva became the world’s leading distributor of TV rights. In May 2016 Riccardo Silva and his partners sold MP & Silva to the Chinese groups Everbright Securities and Beijing Baofeng Technology, relinquishing management and operational control.

Personal

Riccardo has two sons, Giorgio and Nikolay with his wife Tatyana Silva.