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John Elkann

April 12, 2012

Exor, the Italy-based holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, is to focus on its large investments, rather than seek smaller assets.

Exor, the Italy-based holding company controlled by the Agnelli family, is to focus on its large investments, rather than seek smaller assets.

In a letter to shareholders, family member and Exor chairman John Elkann said: “We want to reduce the number of small investments in order to concentrate on a few larger ones.”

December 15, 2011

Pandas have been making headlines a lot recently, thanks to China and Scotland joining forces to bring some of the cuddly-looking creatures to Edinburgh zoo. Now an entirely different type of panda – the Fiat Panda – has caught the attention of the press after the Italian carmaker unveiled the latest model. 

Pandas have been making headlines a lot recently, thanks to China and Scotland joining forces to bring some of the cuddly-looking creatures to Edinburgh zoo. Now an entirely different type of panda – the Fiat Panda – has caught the attention of the press after the Italian carmaker unveiled the latest model.

The compact city car boasts four airbags, ABS and daytime running lights as standard, as well as its well-regarded two-cylinder TwinAir engine.

October 17, 2011

John Elkann, chairman of Turin-based car manufacturer Fiat and fifth-generation of the business's founding Agnelli family, has resigned as deputy-chairman of Italian employers’ federation Confindustria.

John Elkann, chairman of Turin-based car manufacturer Fiat and fifth-generation of the business's founding Agnelli family, has resigned as deputy-chairman of Italian employers’ federation Confindustria.

His announcement follows Fiat’s decision to end its membership of the business lobby from January 2012 over employment issues.

October 3, 2011

The ability to attract top managers is one of the biggest advantages of family firms, according to John Elkann, chairman of Italian automaker Fiat. 

The ability to attract top managers is one of the biggest advantages of family firms, according to John Elkann, chairman of Italian automaker Fiat.

“Family businesses have the capacity to attract great managers, persons of talent and great value,” said Elkann during a conference about family businesses in Courmayeur, adding “those [managers] who are very capable find enormous support in the dialogue which is established with the family”.

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