Podcast host: Aasmah Mir
Aasmah Mir is an award winning broadcaster and journalist. She currently co-hosts the Breakfast Show on Times Radio and writes a regular column for The Times.
Guest: Matteo Lunelli
Matteo is the President and CEO of Ferrari Winery, Italy’s leading producer of luxury sparkling wines, founded in Trento in 1902, and the President of Surgiva F.lli Lunelli S.p.A., a company which produces a light and exclusive mineral water with its source in the Adamello National Park in Trentino.
Matteo is currently the CEO of the Lunelli group, an Italian beverage group which, along with Ferrari and Surgiva, includes the historic grappa brand Segnana, the Tenute Lunelli still wines (from Trentino, Tuscany and Umbria) and finally Bisol, a historic brand for Prosecco Superiore representing the highest level of quality for wine production in the Valdobbiadene territory. After the acquisition of the Company by the Lunelli Group, Matteo became Vice President of Bisol.
He is 47 years old, he is married and has two children. He graduated with honours in Economics at Bocconi University, Milan and, before joining the family business, he developed his international experience in financial consulting working for five years at Goldman Sachs International in Zurich, London and New York.
Strongly committed to promote the Italian lifestyle, Matteo is President of Fondazione Altagamma, which gathers together famous high-end Italian companies from various sectors in order to promote top-quality Italian industry and the culture of excellence that supports it.
He is passionate about art and from 2014 to 2019 he was Vice Chairman of MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto.
In 2016 Matteo was also President of IWSC The International Wine and Spirit Competition. Furthermore he is also a member of the board of the Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation.
Matteo received important awards such as the “2015 Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in the Family Business category.