Benetton family

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Four members of the Italian Benetton Family (pronounced [benetˈton]) founded the Benetton Group S.p.A. fashion company in 1965.[1] The three brothers and one sister were all born in Treviso, Veneto, Italy. Their father owned a bicycle shop.[2] Through Edizione S.r.l., a financial holding company, they control a number of other businesses including 30% of Atlantia S.p.A., an operator of nearly two-thirds of Italy's motorways, 60% of Autogrill, a chain of roadside restaurants, and investments in the hotel industry including the Hotel Monaco & Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.

  • Luciano Benetton (born 13 May 1935) is currently on the board as a non executive Director. He is also on the board of directors of Edizione S.r.l.. From 1992 to 1994, he was a Senator of the Italian Republic for the Partito Repubblicano Italiano. He has five children, Mauro (born June 15, 1962), Alessandro (born March 2, 1964), Rossella (born June 23, 1965), Rocco (born September 29, 1969) and Brando. They all live in Treviso, Italy.
  • Giuliana Benetton (born 8 July 1937) is currently on the board of directors of both Edizione S.r.l. and Benetton Group. She has had the responsibility for planning Benetton's knitwear collections and coordinating product lines. Giuliana actually began the family business by knitting sweaters, which her brother Luciano would peddle by bicycle. She is married and has four children, Paola, Franca, Daniela and Carlo.[3]
  • Gilberto Benetton (19 June 1941 – 22 October 2018) is chairman of Edizione S.r.l. and oversees all financial and real estate investing. Gilberto Benetton is also chairman of Autogrill and a director of the Benetton Group. He is a director of Atlantia S.p.A. and Mediobanca S.p.A. He is also a board member of Pirelli S.p.A. and Allianz. He has two children Barbara and Sabrina who live in Treviso, Italy.
  • Carlo Benetton (26 December 1943 – 10 July 2018) was deputy chairman of both Edizione S.r.l. and of Benetton Group. He was in charge of production and of the liaison between Benetton's headquarters and its international units. He had five children, Stefano, Massimo, Andrea, Christian and Leone who all live in Treviso, Italy. Stefano was killed in a car crash in the United States of America in 1985 at age 18.[4] Carlo died of cancer on 10 July 2018.[5]

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  1. ^ Timeline of the Benetton Group Benetton Group Official Webpage
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  4. ^ "È morto negli USA il figlio diciottene di Benetton". La Repubblica. 18 August 1985.
  5. ^ "Carlo Benetton dies aged 74". ANSA. 10 July 2018.

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