5. Sergio Marchionne | CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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|Bio: CEO of Ferrari’s parent company and a major decision maker in Ferrari’s future.|
|Google searches (approximate stats during the past 12 months): 1.2 million|
CEO of Ferrari’s parent company and a major decision maker in Ferrari’s future, Sergio is an Italian-Canadian executive widely known for his turnaround of the Italian automotive group Fiat and, more recently, for managing the US automotive group Chrysler from bankruptcy to profitability. Marchionne currently holds several roles of major importance, including serving as CEO of Fiat S.p.A., Chairman and CEO of Chrysler Group LLC, and Chairman of CNH Industrial N.V. and its principal subsidiary CNH. He is also a member of the Peterson Institute for International Economics as well as Chairman of the Italian Branch of the Council for the United States and Italy. He attended the prestigious St. Michael’s College School, before moving on to complete his undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Toronto and then earning a Bachelor of Commerce in 1979 and an MBA in 1985 both from the University of Windsor and a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University in 1983. Marchionne received an Honorary Doctor of laws degree from Walsh College in 2013.