100 Most Influential People in Formula 1 2019

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10. John Elkann | Chairman and CEO of Exor Chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

 

Position last year: New to the list
Age: 43
Bio: John Philip Jacob Elkann is an American-Italian industrialist.

John controls Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (which owns Alfa Romeo). He is the chairman and CEO of Exor, the holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, which also owns Partner Re and holds a controlling stake in Ferrari. He was also appointed as Chairman of Ferrari after Sergio Marchionne had to leave due to health issues.

Elkann was born in New York and holds both Italian and American citizenship. He is also a regular contributor to the Google Camp, which every year gathers tech entrepreneurs, investors, representatives of institutions, and pop stars in Sciacca, Agrigento and other places around Sicily. In June 2018 he invited Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Xavier Niel and other global tech leaders to the SEI Torino Forum for the international launch of the new School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Turin, the initiative supported by the Agnelli Foundation helping university level students to start new businesses.




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