He was born in Florence on 15 May 1952.
After the end of his high school classical studies, he graduated with honours from a degree in Business and Economics at the University of Florence, while simultaneously working first for a software company and then in the paper industry.
He joined Pirelli’s Tyre Division in 1978, where he was promoted to executive in 1984. After a range of experience with Pirelli in commercial, marketing, M&A and management roles in both Italy and abroad, he was appointed as the Tyre Division’s General Manager in 2001. He was then made CEO of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. in 2006, and General Manager of Pirelli & C. in 2009. In the 10 years under his leadership, Pirelli Tyre’s sales and EBITDA doubled, generating a positive cash flow, thanks to the implementation of a premium strategy which resulted in higher top and bottom-line growth with respect to competitors, culminating in Pirelli becoming the exclusive supplier for F1 from 2010.
From 2006 to 2011, and for two consecutive terms, he was elected president of ETRMA, the European Rubber Manufacturers’ Association.
In 2012 he left the Pirelli Group of his own initiative.
In 2013 he was named as an Independent Director on the board of Snam S.p.A. and took on the role of Chairman for the Control and Risks Committee. He was re-elected for the subsequent three-year period until 2022, and took on the role of Chairman for the Appointment Committee; he has been re-elected for the third three-year period and taken on the role of Chairman for the Control and Risks Committee.
From 2013 to 2015 he was an Industrial Advisor at Malacalza Investments – Pirelli’s second largest shareholder at that time. From 2014 he was the Managing Director of the Corporate Credit Recovery 1 fund for Dea Capital Alternatives Funds SGR (part of the De Agostini Group) and from 2018 to 2020 he was the Senior Advisor for the Corporate Credit Recovery 1 and 2 funds.
In 2015 he was appointed as a non-executive director for the Supervisory and Management Boards of Apollo Tyres, an industry leader listed in India.
From 2016 to 2018 he assumed the executive chairmanship of Benetton Group S.r.l.
In 2021 he was co-opted onto the Board of Directors of IED - Istituto Europeo per il Design and appointed Managing Director.
He has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 18 September 2018. He has been Chairman of the Control and Risks Committee since 2018. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 28 April 2021 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.
The Board of Directors has verified that Mr Gori meets both the eligibility requirements as per TUF article 148, paragraph 3 and the Corporate Governance Code’s art. 2, recommendation 7, and is qualified to serve as an independent director of the Company.
- January 2023 -