The Azimut Benetti Group will welcome a new Group CEO as of 1 September 2020, namely Marco Valle, who is currently in charge of the Azimut division.
Taking over from 75-year-old Franco Fusignani, who will remain on the company’s Board of Directors, Valle will be responsible for both divisions with the intention to preserve the characteristics and values of each brand.
Paolo Vitelli, Azimut Benetti Group Chairman, commented: “Marco Valle, who joined the company 25 years ago, has the full support of the Vitelli family and the Group’s Board of Directors in this new challenge, which he will no doubt rise to with the same spirit of success that has been a distinctive feature of his work, first as Azimut Yachts sales director and for the last four years as CEO of the Azimut division. We would like to thank Franco for the great work he has done and continues to do in Benetti, and for his continued future presence in the Group. This continuity is thought to be important to tackle the new challenges of an evolving market and generational change in the current management team.”