Leonardo Del Vecchio
Company founder and Executive Chairman
He was born in Milan in 1935.
He is the founder of Luxottica Group and has been Chairman of the Board since it was formed in 1961. He has been appointed Executive Chairman on January 29, 2016.
In 1986, the President of the Republic of Italy conferred on Mr. Del Vecchio the honor of Cavaliere dell’Ordine al “Merito del Lavoro” (Knight of the Order for Labor Merit).
In May 1995, he received an honorary degree in Business Administration from the Venice Cà Foscari University. In 1999, he received a Master honoris causa in International Business from MIBManagement School in Trieste, and in 2002 he received an honorary degree in Managerial Engineering from the University of Udine. In March 2006, Mr. Del Vecchio received another honorary degree in Materials Engineering from Politecnico of Milan.
In December 2012 the Foundation CUOA awarded him an honorary master’s degree in Business Administration.
Mr. Del Vecchio is Chairman of Delfin S.à r.l. and Aterno S.à r.l., Chairman of the Leonardo Del Vecchio Foundation, Deputy Chairman of Covivio S.A. and Chairman of the Strategic and Investment Committee of the same; he is also Director of GiVi Holding S.p.A.