Luca Cordero di Montezemolo is an Italian businessman and more importantly the chairman of Ferrari. He has also been the president of Italian Confindustria from 2004 to 2008 and of FIEG.
Born into an aristocratic family of Piedmont in Bologna, Montezemolo studied at the University of Rome La Sapienza, earning a law degree in 1971. He also went on to Columbia University in New York where he attended courses in international trade law in 1973 as a visiting student for a semester. Upon completing his academic career, he joined the auto manufacturing giant and conglomerate Fiat S.p.A., which is headquartered in Torino, Italy. However in 1973, Fiat moved him to Ferrari, where he promptly became Enzo Ferrari’s assistant and, in 1974, manager of the Scuderia. In 1975, Montezemolo was promoted out of Ferrari to head all Fiat racing activities, and in 1977, he advanced to become a senior manager of Fiat. In November 1991, Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli made Montezemolo president of Ferrari, which had been struggling since Enzo Ferrari’s death.
Montezemolo made it his personal goal to win the Formula One World Constructors’ Championship once again. He has also been the chairman of Fiat Automobiles.