was born in Eritrea during the second world
war. After a carefree youth spent in Asmara
where he went to Comboni College - an Oxford
school - run by the fathers of the Combonian
order, followed by the Vittorio Bottego Institute
to then complete his studies at the Cattaneo
of Milan after his return to Italy in 1961 where
he gained his diploma in geometry.
he lived in Eritrea he was a cycling enthusiast
and managed to win a good number of races in
the under 18's and beginners' categories.
finished his studies and carried out his military
service, his business trips abroad started with
important National Construction Firms.
And so this was the beginning of a wandering
that took him around the world.
He directed the construction of great works
of engineering - mainly hydroelectric plants
- in many countries such as Zambia, Namibia,
Saud Arabia, Cameroun, the Mauritius Islands,
Colombia, Nepal, Italy, etc.
His relationship with his father was very strong.
Augusto had always been a great example in life
not easy to emulate. Vittorio prays God that
from the Kingdom where he is, Augusto tends
a protective hand over him and his family.
Vittorio married Jannette Mc Gillivray, a Scottish
girl that he met in Zambia where she was working
as a nurse and now does voluntary work in an
institute for terminal illnesses. Their two
splendid daughters Nicole Alison and Louise
Amy live in England. Vittorio and Jannette always
remember with great love and affection their
daughter Emma Jane who died prematurely.
Vittorio Robiati now travels around Italy and
the world to carry out presentations on themes
that have to do with man and humanity.