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Life in the C Suite: The Cognoscenti

Fabrizio Freda, Michele Scannavini and Lorenzo Delpani give their handy guide to their favorite Italian pleasures.

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Beauty Inc issue 02/07/2014

Italy is not just the cradle of all civilization. It’s also the new power seat for the beauty industry, with three ceo’s hailing from the country— Fabrizio Freda of the Estée Lauder Cos., Michele Scannavini of Coty and Lorenzo Delpani of Revlon. Not coincidentally, the three also worked together at P&G Italy early in their careers.

The similarities don’t end there, though, as this handy guide to their favorite homegrown pleasures shows.  

 

Fabrizio Freda, Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

Born:Naples


Best Espresso in NYC:
Sant Ambroeus


Favorite Italian Restaurant in NYC
:Marea and Sette Mezzo


Favorite Wine Varietal
:Brunello di Montalcino


Favorite Opera
:Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata


Favorite Pasta Shape
: Spaghetti


Best Place to Vacation in Italy:
Capri and Sardinia


Favorite Fellini Movie:
Casanova


Ferrari or Lamborghini:
Ferrari

 

NEXT: Michele Scannavini, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc. >>

 

Michele Scannavini, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc.


Born: Ferrara


Best Espresso in NYC:
Caffe Lavazza by Eataly


Favorite Italian Restaurant in NYC
:”I don’t go very often to Italian restaurnats, buat a pasta dish by
Giovanni Rana Pastificio is a great way to end the day.”


Favorite Wine Varietal
:Brunello di Montalcino


Favorite Opera
:Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbieri di Siviglia


Favorite Pasta Shape
:Penne rigate, “to better gather the sauce.”


Best Place to Vacation in Italy:
Sicily, “for sea, weather and food.”


Favorite Fellini Movie:
Amarcord


Ferrari or Lamborghini:
Ferrari “(Of course.) Favorite model ever: 275 CTB4.”

 

NEXT: Lorenzo Delpani, Chief Executive Officer, Revlon >>

 

Lorenzo Delpani, Chief Executive Officer, Revlon

 

Born:Brescia


Best Espresso in NYC:
Macchiato Espresso Bar


Favorite Italian Restaurant in NYC
:”I haven’t had time to research this yet, so for now, it would be Naples 45.”


Favorite Wine Varietal
:Amarone


Favorite Opera
:Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana


Favorite Pasta Shape
: Spaghetti


Best Place to Vacation in Italy:
Sardinia


Favorite Fellini Movie:
I Vitelloni 


Ferrari or Lamborghini:
Ferrari

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