Luca Cordero di Montezolo
Date and place of birth: Aug. 31, 1947, Bologna.
Current Position: President of Alitalia
Previous: Chairman of Fiat SpA, Ferrari and Ntv.
Education: degree in Law from the University of Rome
What you should know: Montezemolo began his professional career at the law firm of Chiomenti in Rome and then joined Bergreen & Bergreen in New York. From 1973 to 1977, he was assistant to Enzo Ferrari and was also Ferrari's Sporting Director. From 1977 to 1981, he was Director of External Relations for Fiat Group. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Montezemolo was CEO of Cinzano International S.p.A. in Geneva and then, from 1986 to 1990, he was Director General of the Organizing Committee for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. From 1997 to 2005, he was Chairman and CEO of Maserati and, from 1998 to 2008, he was President of Fiera Internazionale di Bologna. He also served as President of FIEG (Federazione Italiana Editori Giornali) until July 2004. In 2004, Mr. Montezemolo was named Chairman of Fiat S.p.A., a post he held until 2010, and also led Confindustria, the Italian employers' association, from 2004 to 2008, as well as being President of LUISS University in Rome until 2010. Since 1991, he has been Chairman of Ferrari S.p.A. Montezemolo is also Chairman of Charme Management S.r.l., the investment fund that he founded in 2002, as well as Fondazione Telethon, one of the leading charities in Italy. He serves as a Deputy Chairman of UniCredit and a member of the board of directors of Fiat,, Kering SA (formerly Pinault Printemps Redoute S.A.), Tod's, NTV and Poltrona Frau. He is a Cavaliere del Lavoro (Italy) and in 2008 he was awarded the Légion d'Honneur (France). In 2012, he was named “European Manager of the Year” by the European Business Press, an association of leading business and financial publications.