Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

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"Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is a law graduate from the University of Rome and Columbia University in New York. He began his career in the sports industry in 1973 as assistant to the Chairman of Ferrari and manager of the Formula 1 team, which won the 1975 and 1977 world championships. In 1977, he became Fiat’s Director of Public Relations and in 1981, Chairman and CEO of ITEDI, the media branch of Fiat Group that owns La Stampa, an Italian daily newspaper.

"In 1984, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Cinzano SpA, responsible for the Azzura Organization, Italy’s first involvement with the America’s Cup. Then from 1985 to 1990, Mr. di Montezemolo managed the Italia 90 Football World Cup organization committee. Mr. di Montezemolo was CEO of Ferrari SpA until 2006 and remains Chairman of the company.

"He is a Commander of the Legion of Honor.

"Mr. di Montezemolo joined the PPR board in 2005 after being a member of the Supervisory Board of PPR from 2001 to 2005."[1]

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  1. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, ppr, accessed December 4, 2011.