MILAN — Matteo Lunelli has been appointed the new president of Altagamma for the 2020 to 2023 mandate.
Effective in January, Lunelli will succeed the association’s current president Andrea Illy, who has been at the helm since 2013.
Already vice president of Altagamma, Lunelli was voted unanimously by Altagamma’s board, which includes founding president Santo Versace, honorary president Leonardo Ferragamo and vice president Claudio Luti.
A graduate of Milan’s prestigious SDA Bocconi University, Lunelli is the president and chief executive officer of Cantine Ferrari, a leading sparkling winemaker founded in 1902 in the Italian region of Trento.
The company is among the more than 100 Italian high-end firms represented by the association that operate in the fashion, design, jewelry, food, hospitality and automotive categories.
The announcement follows the release of an Altagamma tome presented on Thursday in Rome that highlights the lack of a trained workforce in Italy expected by 2023.