From the president of Formula 1 Stefano Domenicali to the CEO of Clementoni Giovanni Clementoni, the new appointees are active in a wide range of sectors at national and international level: here’s what they do and their biographies
The President of the Republic has appointed 25 new Cavalieri del Lavoro. In fact, Sergio Mattarella today signed the nomination decrees, on the proposal of the Minister of Enterprise and Made in Italy Adolfo Urso and in concert with the Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests, Francesco Lollobrigida. The names of the 25 were disclosed by the Quirinale, which also released some information on the biographies of the new Knights: here’s who they are and what they do.
From Amoretti to Chiorino
Mariella Amoretti has been managing director of the Amoretti Armatori Group since 1999, present worldwide in the maritime transport of petrochemical goods with 4 million tons handled every year. Mario Biasutti is the director of Mabi International, which he set up in 1980 for the development of models and the production of leather goods with the “Andrea Mabiani” brand. Rosa Maria Cassata has been managing director of Nuncas since 1999, a family business specializing in the creation and marketing of products for cleaning and perfuming the home. Maria Grazia Cassetti has been the director of Cassetti Gioielli since 1980, a company founded by her father as a silverware workshop on the Costa dei Magnoli in Florence. Gregorio Chiorino has been president and CEO of Chiorino since 1982, a leading company in the production of conveyor belts and transmission belts for the food, mechanical, packaging, airport, textile and material handling sectors.
From Clementoni to Domenicali
Giovanni Clementoni has been managing director of Clementoni since 2002, a family business active in the production of educational games. Cristina Crotti is president of Enercom, a group active with six companies in the production of renewable energy, gas distribution, electricity and gas sales, energy efficiency and public and private services. Roberto Danesi has been the president of Danesi Caffè since 2000, a family business active in the import, roasting and export of coffee. Armando De Nigris is president of the De Nigris Group, the family business leader in the production of vinegar and balsamic vinegar of Modena IGP Stefano Domenicali is the first Italian appointed president and CEO of Formula 1, the company that owns the brand and the property rights Grand Prix commercials of the Formula 1 World Championship.
From Galliani to Leone De Castris
Marco Galliani is the managing director of Profilati, the parent company active in the extrusion of aluminium, copper and silver and in the design of aluminum systems for doors and windows. Enrico Grassi is president of Elettric 80, active in mechatronics with the design, production and implementation of automated logistics for establishments in the food, beverage and paper sectors. Pierluca Impronta has been president and CEO of Mag since 2020, the parent company active in insurance brokerage for Italian companies, associations and public bodies. Giovanni Laviosa has been the chairman and managing director of Laviosa Chimica Mineraria since 1997, a family business that is one of the world leaders in the extraction, processing and marketing of bentonite-based products. Piernicola Leone De Castris has been managing director of the Antica Azienda Vitivinicola Leone de Castris since 2010, a family business founded in 1665 in Salice Salentino.
From Manini to Pesenti
Arnaldo Manini is the president and managing director of Manini Prefabbricati, a company specialized in the creation of prefabricated systems and structures for the building industry. Averardo Orta is president and CEO of the private Santa Viola hospital in Bologna. Fabrizio Parodi has been managing director and president of Interglobo since 1999, a family company active worldwide in transport and logistics. Alberto Maria Pedranzini has been general manager since 1997 and managing director since 2012 of Banca Popolare di Sondrio. Carlo Pesenti has been managing director of Italmobiliare since 2014, a family holding company of industrial investments of which he has been general manager since 2001.
From Renda to Vianello
Massimo Renda is president of Caffè Borbone, which he founded in 1994 and today is the third largest producer on the Italian market of portioned coffee in capsules and pods. Iolanda Riolo is the administrator of four concessionary companies in Sicily of the main car brands. Stefania Trova is president and managing director of Copan Italia, a leading family business in the production of swabs for bacteriology and collection and storage systems for molecular biology. Paolo Francesco Valentini has been the administrator of the Valentini family winery since 1980, which is spread over an area of 250 hectares in Loreto Aprutino. Bruno Vianello is president and managing director of Texa, which he founded in 1992 and among the world leaders in the design and manufacture of devices for the remote diagnosis of cars, motorcycles, boats and agricultural vehicles, exhaust gas analyzers and stations for maintenance of air conditioners.