Leopoldo Pirelli

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Leopoldo Pirelli
DiedJanuary 23, 2007
Portofino, Italy
Spouse(s)Cecilia Pirelli
RelativesGiovanni Battista Pirelli (paternal grandfather)

Leopoldo Pirelli (Velate, 1925 – Portofino, January 23, 2007) was an Italian heir and businessman.

Early life[edit]

Leopoldo Pirelli was born in 1925 in Usmate Velate, Italy. His paternal grandfather, Giovanni Battista Pirelli, was the founder of Pirelli.[1]


Pirelli joined Pirelli as a member of the Pirelli SpA board in 1954 and appointed deputy chairman serving from 1956 to 1965. He serves as its president from 1965 to 1996. In 1992, he remained chairman but let his son-in-law, Marco Tronchetti Provera, take over as managing director and executive deputy chairman.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pirelli had a wife, Cecilia, and three children.[2]


Pirelli died on January 23, 2007 in Portofino, Italy.


  1. ^ Amatori, Franco (2016). "The Burden of the Family Company: Leopoldo Pirelli and His Times". Business History. 58 (7): 1008–1033. doi:10.1080/00076791.2016.1154046. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Cowell, Alan (February 18, 1992). "BUSINESS PEOPLE; Pirelli Chief Plans To Relinquish Control". The New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2016.