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TEDxTrieste 5/6/11 - Riccardo Illy - The stakeholder company

Riccardo Illy is the President at Gruppo Illy S.p.a.Riccardo Illy joined the family company in 1977 and mainly focused on the re-organisation of the commercial structure. In his position as sales director Italy, he developed the marketing and public relations activity and produced the first important advertising campaigns that received international recognition. In the second half of the 1980s, he began to develop consumer and office distribution channel. Subsequently, he raised to international sales director and re-organised the structure of the subsidiary companies. In 1992, he became managing director and in 1995, vice-president.Riccardo Illy is also journalist and author of a book, "Dal Caff? all'Espresso" published by Mondadori and translated in English, French and German, for which publication his brother Francesco produced the iconographic content. In 2006 he writes "La Rana cinese" ("The chinese frog") and in 2008 "Cos? perdiamo il Nord" "So we lose the north". In the past he has held the position of vice-president of the Associazione degli Industriali di Trieste (Industrialist Association of Trieste) and of president of the Seminario Permanente Veronelli.From 1993 to 2000, he was Mayor of Trieste and in 2001 was elected MP in the Italian Parliament. In 2003, he was elected President of the Regione Autonoma Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in charge until April 2008. In 2004, he was elected President of the Assembly of the European Regions.From 1997 to 2002, he was president of the Comitato Promotore della Direttrice Ferroviaria Europea Transpadana (a committee dedicated to promoting a fast trans-European railway line via Northern Italy). In 2000, the President of the Republic of Austria conferred him the "Golden Honorary Title". In the same year, he was awarded the degree Honoris Causa in Political Sciences at the University of Trieste.In 2009, Riccardo Illy was appointed Grande Ufficiale by the President of the Italian Republic.In the same year he is nominated IEDC-Bled School of Management Supervisory Board member. Riccardo Illy was born in 1955, is married and has a daughter.Since 2004 he is Chairman of Gruppo Illy, the Illy family holding. It controls illycaff?, Domori (high quality chocolate producer), Dammann Fr?res (French tea brand), Mastrojanni (wine farm of Montalcino) and has a share in Agrimontana (leader company in the production of top-of-the-line confectionery products, such as marron glac?s and jams).In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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