After graduating in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan, Davide Rota served for two years as an officer in the Guardia di Finanza. In 1995 he started his career at Procter&Gamble, where he remained until 2001, first as Retail Sales Manager and then as Multifunctional Team Manager Laundry UK.
In 2001, he was one of the founders of Megabeam Italia S.p.A., a TLC operator that initially provided wi-fi connections in high traffic public places and that in 2006 became Linkem S.p.A., the first Wireless Internet Service Provider to operate in Italy. Rota held the role of CEO first at Megabeam and then at Linkem until 2022, when he left his position at Linkem to hold the position of CEO at Tiscali.
He is currently also Chairman of Opnet S.p.A. (previously Linkem) and, from 2021, of Sababa Security S.p.A. From 2016 to 2019, he was a member of the Board of Directors at Acotel Group.