Ferrari CEO, Luca di Montezemolo, has and always will be one of the most well-known CEO’s in the automotive market due to the remarkable work he has done for the Italian firm in the past 20 years. As a result of this and numerous other factors, the European Business Press Foundation (EBP) recently named Montezemolo the “European Manager of the Year.”
The EBP is an association of some of Europe’s largest and most influential financial publications and has direct affiliations with the Wall Street Journal Europe, Les Echos, Handelsblatt, and Milano Finanza, just to name a few.
With the award being in existence since 1991, it’s gained quite a following and receiving the illustrious award is definitely nothing to sneeze about. In order to take out the selection, the major editors of each publication associated with the European Business Press Foundation cast their respective votes and before long, Montezemolo came out on top.
The major factor which helped determine Montezemolo’s selection for the award was his aforementioned role as Chairman of Ferrari for the past 20 years, but his goal of improving the living standards of his workers was also praised during the ceremony. Maybe his intent on running for President of Italy isn’t as ridiculous as it originally sounded.
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