Leonardo Del Vecchio

Chairman of Essilorluxottica

Leonardo Del Vecchio

Leonardo Del Vecchio is the Chairman of EssilorLuxottica and the founder of the Luxottica Group. He was Executive Chairman of EssilorLuxottica between October 2018 and December 2020.

In 1986, he was awarded the honor of “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic.

In May 1995, he received an honorary degree in Business Administration from the Venice Ca’ Foscari University. In 1999, he received a Master honoris causa in International Business from MIB – Management   School in Trieste, and in 2002 he received an honorary degree in Managerial Engineering from the University of Udine. In March 2006, Leonardo 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.

In 2017, he established the Leonardo Del Vecchio Foundation to support charitable and non-profit initiative.

Leonardo Del Vecchio is Chairman of Delfin S.à r.l. and Aterno S.à r.l., Chairman of the Leonardo Del Vecchio Foundation, Vice-Chairman of Covivio S.A. and Chairman of the Strategic and Investment Committee of the same company.

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