Vicenza Fair’s new board appoints Matteo Marzotto as President
VICENZA, Italy, December 28, 2013 – The new Board of Directors of Vicenza Fair has officially named Matteo Marzotto as its President.
He was appointed on Monday, December 23, 2013, during the board’s first meeting, which had been called at a gathering of the organisation’s shareholders.
The prominent international entrepreneur was put forward by the public shareholders.
Strengthened by this appointment, Vicenza Fair is shortly scheduled to launch its most important event of the year, the VICENZAORO Winter jewellery show, which will be held from January 18-23, 2014.
Members of the new Board of Directors of Fiera di Vicenza include Michele Amenduni, Vice President and Managing Director of Acciaierie Valbruna Spa; Renato Corrà, Managing Partner of Corrà 1789 Srl, a clothing company; Romano Cappellari, Marketing Professor at the University of Padua; Ester Furlan, Manager of the multinational company The Boston Consulting Group; Angela Peretto, Accountant; and Stefano Stenta, President of the haute couture fashion company Atelier Stimamiglio Srl.
Matteo Marzotto, 47, is currently the President of Fondazione CUOA, one of Italy’s most important business schools, having been appointed in June 2013.
He has served as President of the non-profit organisation Associazione Progetto Marzotto since October 2012 and as President of the Mittelmoda Fashion Awards since September 2008.
As an entrepreneur, in January 2009 he acquired and subsequently relaunched the haute couture Vionnet fashion house, serving as President of Vionnet S.p.A until January 2013.
Prior to that he worked for 15 years in his family’s group of companies, gaining extensive experience along the entire textile and clothing distribution chain.
From 2003 to 2008 he served first as Chief Operations Officer and then as President of Valentino S.p.A.
In public service he served from August 2008 to December 2011 as President and Commissioner of ENIT, Italy’s National Agency for Tourism.
He was one of the founders, in January 1997, of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and is a member of numerous Boards of Directors, among them Morellato & Sector S.p.A and Brunello Cucinelli S.p.A.