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Morandi, Alessandro Benetton: “We should have apologized immediately. I made mistakes, and now not many like my title”

In September 2018 Gilberto Benetton, who passed away a few months later, said that The silence of the family after the collapse Morandi Bridge in which 43 people died was “a sign of respectIn December 2019 Luciano Benetton have claimed that was the familyinjured partBecause ‘no member has ever managed Autostrade’. Now, three and a half years after the facts about which the trial is taking place, Alessandro Benetton Newly appointed as the head of the family holding company Version – Who in the meantime signed the agreement with Cassa Depositi e Prestiti out of the capital Italy’s highways – He admits with many distinctions: “We should have asked right away Pardon“.

“the Morandi Bridge It is a story that will affect my family forever and I will never stop renewing my family Closeness to the families of the victimsHe writes in response to social networks a user who asked for an apology. “We should have apologized immediately, regardless of the fact that Edizione only had a little over 30% of Atlantia on its board of directors – which consists mostly of independent directors – Only one Benetton sat. My cousins ​​and I, today, we want to represent that interruption allowing the group to return to thinking and acting as it did before, but with a new North Star: that of sustainability, understood in the broad sense of the term, social and global.” “I know that very well. The Benetton nickname in this period is not liked by many – The director continues – Some were made mistakesSome of them are very serious and I’m not talking about Morandi Bridge, this one tragic consequence That will affect forever, I’ve made mistakes before: When I chose to give Too many delegations for the wrong people. That’s why we’re here today to talk about my appointment as President, because today I saw an opportunity to do so interruption To reinterpret the industrial approach that has characterized us as a family over time.”

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The director recalls that the Edition is “a huge reality closely connected with the history of my family, which in the past has managed to innovate and lead in many areas.” Luciano’s son has been out so far, running his own company 21 Invest. Since 2012 he has held the presidency Benetton group But in 2016 he also left the board of directors Differences With family. On January 13, he was elected president of Edizione, and he remains its CEO Enrico null, who ended up under house arrest last fall due to events related to the administration of the former Ilva of which he was an extraordinary commissioner. He writes: “Since I decided to accept this position, one sentence still rings in my head.” “It’s from the comics where the Spider-Man character debuted: ‘With superpowers comes great responsibility.’ It expresses exactly how I feel right now.”

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