Ermenegildo Zegna has been Chief Executive Officer of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group since 1997, having served on the Board since 1989. Previously, he held senior executive positions within the Zegna Group including in the USA, after a retail experience at Bloomingdale’s, New York.
He is also a member of the boards of Tom Ford International, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Elah Dufour SpA and the Council for the United States and Italy.
In 2011 he was nominated Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic.
Zegna, the standard of excellence for the entire luxury fashion industry, is a vertically integrated company that covers sourcing wool at the markets of origin, manufacturing, marketing right through directly operated stores. Under the guidance of the fourth generation, the Group expanded its network to 545 stores, of which 310 are fully owned in over 100 countries. In 2013, Zegna reached consolidated sales of €1.27 billion, achieving global leadership in men’s luxury wear.
The company’s success is based on an increasingly wide-reaching portfolio of products and styles - formal, casual and sports apparel, avant-garde lines, shoes, leather accessories, and under licence fragrances, eyewear, underwear and watches.
A graduate in economics from the University of London, Ermenegildo Zegna also studied at Harvard Business School.
Mr. Zegna was appointed to the Board of Directors of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. on 12 October 2014.