Independent Director

Born in Gatteo (Forli-Cesena) on 8 April 1961, he trained as an industrial designer and in 1983 founded Technogym S.p.A., a leading fitness, wellness and athletic training company in more than 100 countries with 14 branches and 85 distributors. The company was an official supplier for the last 5 Olympic Games and has also been selected for the Rio 2016 Olympics. After 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry, in 2002 Mr Alessandri created the Wellness Foundation, a non-profit organisation for the promotion of wellness as a social opportunity for governments, businesses and citizens. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Enervit S.p.A. and for Moncler S.p.A., while in March 2004 he joined the Executive Board of Confindustria. He was also named Sole Administrator for Nextrend S.r.l., DUKE Investment S.r.l. and Oiren S.r.l. Today he is the Chairman of the Board of the companies Axon S.r.l. and Wellness Holding S.r.l., and of the non-profit Wellness Foundation and Emittente.

In 2001 he was named a Cavaliere del Lavoro (the Italian Order of Merit for Labour) and in 2003 was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2004 he received the Premio Leonardo Qualità Italia (Leonardo Italian Quality Prize) and, in the same year, the Department of Motor Science at the University of Urbino awarded him an honorary degree. Another honorary degree was received from the University of Bologna’s School of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering. In November 2007 the Chamber of Commerce of the United States awarded Mr Alessandri “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the economy category. Finally, in February 2014 he received an honorary master’s in Business Administration from the CUOA Foundation.