From Vespas To Pharma: Gustavo Denegri Becomes Italy's Newest Biotech Billionaire

Jul 22, 2014 1575

Throughout his career, Gustavo Denegri has been defined by his flexibility. A chemist by academic formation, the Torino-based entrepreneur rose through the ranks to become president of Piaggio, a vehicle manufacturer that owns the iconic Vespa scooter brand. Denegri, though, left his mark as the lead investor in DiaSorin, a biotech firm that leads the in vitro diagnostics segment that he rescued through a buyout which ultimately has propelled Denegri and his family into the ranks of the world's billionaires.

It's not all business, though: the Denegris also invested their money to own and refurbish Torino's oldest restaurant, Del Cambio.

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