For several days, the outcome was no longer any doubt. A victim of complications while recovering from an operation to the shoulder, the end of June, the former managing director of the group Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) and the chairman of Ferrari, Sergio Marchionne, age 66, died Wednesday, July 25 at the university hospital of Zurich.
Saturday, the announcement of his hurried departure of the head of the various branches of the group Agnelli, after fourteen years of operational management, where it will dramatically restated a group on the brink of bankruptcy, had been followed by news of more and more alarming about the state of his health, referred to as’ irreversible ‘ since several days by the doctors.
In a press release issued Wednesday morning, John Elkann, chairman of Exor – the holding of assets by the Agnelli family, shareholder of reference of the industrial empire, has welcomed his memory : “Unfortunately, what we feared has happened. Sergio, the host and the friend is gone “.
His last public appearance was on June 27, a few hours before being hospitalized : he had come to deliver a Jeep to a team of carabinieri of Rimini and was delivered, for what was to be his last public speech, a eulogy of his father, a rifleman in the Abruzzo region, dotted with childhood memories.
At the head of the most iconic companies in Italian industrial, Sergio Marchionne was a child in the country. But this is not Italy as it is formed. Has 14 years old, the family Marchionne is partly in Canada, and this change of universe will have a decisive influence on the course of the young Sergio. After having studied philosophy, law and management, he began a career as a business leader which led to his return to Europe in 2002 to take over as head of the swiss group SGS certification, it straightens in two years. It is at this time that the Agnelli, shareholders…