How are managers chosen and what is the key to success in family capitalism? Family Manager has two aims: to provide entrepreneurs with food for thought, suggestions, tools and methodologies to choose the most suitable managers; and to give managers useful ideas and instruments for best performance, long life and harmony within family firms. In building this pathway the authors gathered the testimonies of four extraordinary managers: Aldo Bisio of Vodafone, who worked with the Merloni family; Gianni Mion of Edizione Holding, who works with the Benettons and has worked with Marzotto; Lorenzo Pellicioli of De Agostini, who works with the Drago-Boroli family and has worked for the Costa and Mondadori families; and Paolo Scaroni of Rotschild, who previously worked in ENI, ENEL, Pilkington and with the Rocca family. Our theoretical analysis is completed by four of the world’s leading experts on the subject: John Davis (MIT Sloan School of Management), Sonny Iqbal (Egon Zehnder), Robert Kaplan (FED, Harvard Business School and Goldman Sachs), Eric Salmon (Eric Salmon & Partners).
teaches Family Business Strategy at the Department of Management of the University of Turin and is co-founder of 3H Partners – entrepreneurial Solution Provider, a provider with offices in Turin, London, Paris, Rome. Member of boards or statutory auditor boards of many listed and non-listed companies, he is also a member of the Scientific Committees for AIDAF (the Italian Association of Family Businesses) and of the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise at Harvard. Vice-president and co-founder of the Club degli Investitori, the first Italian business angel club. He published Sergio Marchionne at Chrysler with Harvard Business Publishing. He is a columnist for Il Sole 24 Ore.
has worked for the past ten years for an industrial family group, Caltagirone Group as Director of External Relations, Public Affairs and Development. He’s Board member for many listed and non-listed companies and Director of numerous Banking and non-profit foundations. He has served as Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, as member of the Committee for the introduction of the Euro and has also worked for ENEL and Infostrada. He is presently a Board member of the Centro Studi Americani and teaches Family Management at Luiss University. He’s author of Interessi nazionali e identità italiana (International interests and Italian Identity), Franco Angeli, 1998 and co-author with Paolo Messa of Da Frankestein a principe azzurro: le fondazioni bancarie tra passato e futuro (From Frankenstein to Prince Charming, a short history of banking foundation), Marsilio, 2012.