John Elkann

Italian Businessman
Born Apr 1, 1976

John Philip Jacob Elkann is an Italian industrialist. He was the chosen heir of Gianni Agnelli, his grandfather, and controls the family's automaker Fiat. He is the Chairman of Fiat and the Chairman and CEO of Exor, an investment company controlled by the Agnelli family, which owns Juventus F.C. , Cushman & Wakefield and SGS.… Read More

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1976 Birth Born on April 1, 1976.
1981 5 Years Old His parents divorced in 1981. … Read More


1994 18 Years Old Elkann attended primary school in the UK and in Brazil, before his family moved to Paris, where he obtained a baccalauréat scientifique at the State School Lycée Victor-Duruy in 1994. … Read More


1997 21 Years Old In December 1997, Elkann was selected by his grandfather Gianni Agnelli to take the place in the family business of Giovanni Alberto - the son of Gianni’s younger brother, Umberto, who had died at the age of 33 – and he was appointed to the Fiat Board at the age of 22.
2000 24 Years Old In 2000, after graduating in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, he joined General Electric’s Corporate Audit program. … Read More
2003 27 Years Old In 2003, he joined IFIL (now Exor) and worked on the turnaround of Fiat Group. … Read More


2010 34 Years Old In 2010, he became Chairman of Fiat S.p.A., succeeding Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, and Chairman of the Giovanni Agnelli e C. Sapaz, succeeding Gianluigi Gabetti.
2011 35 Years Old In February 2011, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of EXOR. In September 2004, Elkann married the Italian countess Lavinia Borromeo on Isola Madre, one of the Borromean Islands of Lake Maggiore; the reception, held on nearby Isola Bella, featured a 5 meter long chocolate cake depicting the Lingotto car plant of Turin and a unicorn, the heraldic symbol of the Borromeo family, and a guest list including Henry Kissinger, Mario Monti, Michel Platini, Valentino Garavani, Carla Bruni and Elle Macpherson. Their first child, a boy named Leone (Italian for "lion"), was born in August 2006. On 12 November 2007, Mrs. Elkann gave birth to the couple's second boy, Oceano (Italian for "ocean"). … Read More
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