Gilberto Benetton


Born in 1941 in Treviso, in 1965 Gilberto Benetton set up the Benetton Group together with his sister Giuliana and brothers Luciano and Carlo. The Group is world leader in the apparel industry and today operates in some 120 countries. He is chairman of Edizione S.r.l., the family holding company, chairman of Autogrill S.p.A., and a Director of Benetton Group, Mediobanca S.p.A., Atlantia S.p.A., Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Allianz S.p.A. and Sintonia S.A. He presides over all financial and property investments undertaken by the family holding company. A keen sportsman, he is the promoter of Group sponsorships in rugby, basketball and volleyball. Through the Benetton Foundation he created Treviso’s sports centre La Ghirada.