The Benetton scion is considering modifications to its family holding company
MILAN, January 14 (Reuters) - Alessandro Benetton said on Friday that he accepted the position of chairman in his family's holding firm Edizione to lead change in the company that controls some of Italy's largest companies.
In a video posted by the Benetton family, "I saw an opportunity for a change, to reinterpret the business strategy that has characterized us as a family over time."
He agreed to a follower that the group would adhere to the principle of sustainability in a broad, social and global context.
Benetton claimed the group had made the same gravious mistakes in the past due to assigning tasks to the wrong people, and the destruction of the Morandi bridge in Genoa was a "tragic threat."
In 2018, a bridge owned by Atlantia's tollway unit in Genoa, the Benetton family backed the sale of Atlantia's Italian motorway assets, avoiding the possibility of the concession being terminated.
Benetton, who has been appointed chairman of 21 Invest, in a move that is bringing the Benettons back to the company.