NEW BOARD: United Colors of Benetton’s parent holding Edizione S.r.l. said Monday it had appointed a new board, tapping Gianni Mion as president.
The board now includes: Alessandro Benetton, son of Luciano, who last year returned to the Benetton fashion group as executive president; Christian Benetton, son of the late Carlo; Franca Bertagnin Benetton, daughter of Giuliana; Sabrina Benetton, daughter of the late Gilberto; Carlo Bertazzo; Fabio Cerchiai; Prof. Giovanni Costa and Mion, a veteran and loyal executive at the company.
The board will stay on until the end of December.
In Februrary, artistic director Jean-Charles de Castelbajac presented his first collection and runway show for United Colors of Benetton in Milan.
The Benettons’ family holding company Edizione controls diversified investments in food and beverage, real estate and a 30.25 percent of infrastructure company Atlantia, which was allegedly involved in the collapse of a section of the Morandi bridge last year in the city of Genoa through Autostrade per l’Italia, the prime Italian highway player that is 88 percent owned by Atlantia.