MILAN HONOR: Antonio De Matteis, chief executive officer of luxury tailoring company Kiton, was awarded the Prize for Entrepreneur of the Year 2014 in the Globalization category on Wednesday evening at the Milan Bourse.

“This is an important goal. I’m deeply honored and I want to share this award with the whole company, especially with my uncle Ciro Paone, president and founder of Kiton,” said De Matteis. “I owe all the goals we reached to him. His genius and his entrepreneurial vision are a daily teaching and inspiration for me.”

This story first appeared in the November 20, 2014 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

Every year, a jury of personalities from different business areas assigns the prize to a series of Italian entrepreneurs who created value for their company contributing to the growth of the Italian economy at the same time.

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