Honorary Chairman

Vittorio Merloni - Honorary Chairman.

Vittorio Merloni is honorary chairman of Indesit Company and chairman of Fineldo, the family holding company that controls Indesit Company and other Group interests.

Vittorio Merloni’s entrepreneurial career began in the 1960s in the family business. In 1975 he founded Merloni Elettrodomestici (now Indesit Company) and was its chairman since April 2010.

From 1980 to 1984 Vittorio Merloni served as president of Confindustria and now sits on its general council.

From July 1984 to June 1988 he was chairman of Centromarca.

From 1981 to 1994 he served as member of the board of directors of the Associates of Harvard Business School, Boston. From July 2001 to June 2005 he served as president of Assonime and is still a member of its executive committee and general council.

He is a member of the international board of the “Council for Relations between Italy and United States”.

He was a director of Telecom Italia, Endesa Italia and Fondazione Rosselli. In 1984 he was made a “Cavaliere del Lavoro”. In 2001, he received an honorary doctorate of Management Engineering from the Politecnico in Milan.In June, 2002, he received the Tarantelli Award from the “Club dell’Economia” for the best idea in 2001 in economics. In April 2003, he was made a “Commander of the British Empire” for his business activities in the UK following the acquisition of Hotpoint, the country’s biggest white goods maker.

In November 2004 he received the Leonardo Award for enterprise internationalization and for his contribution towards boosting Italy’s prestige in the world.

On 6th May, 2005 he received the GEI (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani) Award in New York in recognition of his work in the fields of industry and trade and his enhancement of Italy’s image abroad.

In October 2007 he received the Keynes-Sraffa Award for his contribution, through Indesit Company, towards the growth of reciprocal investments between Italy and the UK.

Vittorio Merloni was born in Fabriano in 1933 and holds a degree in business and economics. He is married to Franca Carloni and is the father of four.

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