Famous Italian Entrepreneurs
By: Liz Flynn
Although Italy is associated with beautiful scenery, historic buildings and delicious food and wine, there are many serious aspects to this country. Business is taken very seriously and there are many entrepreneurs whose main aim in life is to become a success. Here are some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Italy.
1. Adriano Galliani
Born in Monza, Galliani was a surveyor before becoming an entrepreneur. Since 1986, he is best-known as the Vice President and CEO of the Italian football club AC Milan. He is credited with the continuing success of this soccer team.
2. Alessio Piccioli
Alessio Piccioli is an entrepreneur who co-founded a company called Net7 Ltd. Who specialize in Open Source software development. He was born in Verbania.
3. Andrea Gaetano Gatti
Gatti was born in Milanstudied electro-technical engineering in Rome before establishing a career in this field. He is the founder and Managing Director of Wineshop.it and through this company Gatti has achieved great business and financial success.
4. Claudio Bergamini
Claudio Bergamini is a successful entrepreneur in many fields. His various roles include business founder, architect, project manager and consultant. His business interests include the Internet, semantic web technologies and enterprise architectures. He was born in Imola.
5. Edoardo Agnelli
Agnelli was born in Verona in 1892 and died in 1935. He was an Italian industrialist but is best known as the principal family shareholder of Fiat, the famous Italian car company.
6. Ferruccio Lamborghini
Lamborghini was born in Cento in 1916 and he died in 1993. He began his career in tractor manufacturing and founded Lamborghini Trattori. His became an important business in agricultural equipment. He then opened an oil heater factory in 1959. It wasn’t until 1963 that he founded Automobili Lamborghini, which is now a famous manufacturer of luxury cars.
7. Gino D’Acampo
Gennaro D’Acampo is a celebrity chef and television personality. He has written many books and presented his own cooking series. In addition to this, he makes regular appearances on popular television programs in the UK.