Change at the top of Edizione, the safe of the Benetton family. Enrico Laghi will be the new president of the company, replacing Gianni Mion, with the mandate to “support the board in the continuation and consolidation of a process of renewal and strengthening of the social strategy”. The decision, announced in the evening, confirms the rumors leaked yesterday on the possible arrival of the former commissioner Ilva and Alitalia also with the aim of facilitating the solution of the Aspi dossier (controlled by Atlantia, of which Edizione owns 30.25% through Sintonia ), which has a deadline of November 30 for the new offer by CDP together with the Macquarie and Blackstone funds.
Laghi, whose appointment as director and chairman of the board of directors will be formalized by the shareholders’ meeting by November 30, will have the specific mandate to “support the board in the continuation and consolidation of a process of renewal and strengthening of the social strategy”. He will be given powers in the matter of “strategic supervision and coordination” of the main projects and dossiers of the company; the functional process for the renewal and strengthening of the social strategy; relations between the company and its subsidiaries or associates as well as external relations of the company; of institutional relations and external communication. “This is a clear technical choice, in favor of a professional with a strong institutional approach, who enjoys the full trust of all members of the family and the board of directors”, clarifies Edition, explaining that Laghi’s appointment will also allow to guide the company towards the “future identification of a managerial figure who can accompany the company on a long-term path”. With this change, Mion, the historical manager of the Benettons, confirmed in July as president but without executive powers, steps aside, while waiting to find a new ad Mion interrupts his positions as director and president “by mutual agreement” with the company, who pays him “special thanks for a long collaboration that began in 1986 and (barring an interruption between 2016 and 2019) continued until today”.
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