Gardini, Raul

▪ 1994

      Italian entrepreneur (b. June 7, 1933, Ravenna, Italy—d. July 23, 1993, Milan, Italy), turned a provincial, family-owned agribusiness into Italy's second-largest company and made himself into one of the country's richest and most admired industrialists but in 1993 was caught up in the financial corruption scandal that rocked the Italian government. After studying agriculture at the University of Bologna, Gardini went to work for Serafino Ferruzzi, a successful grain merchant. He married Ferruzzi's daughter in 1957 and took control of the business when his father-in-law died in 1979. Under Gardini, the Ferruzzi group expanded rapidly until the 1985 acquisition of the Montedison chemicals group made the newly renamed Ferruzzi-Montedison Italy's largest private-sector firm after Fiat. In 1989 Gardini launched an unsuccessful but financially lucrative attempt to take over Enimont, a joint venture with the state-owned ENI petrochemicals group. Gardini's other business ventures cost the company money, however, as did his financing of the racing yacht Il Moro di Venezia, which contested the 1992 America's Cup final off San Diego, Calif. In November 1991 other members of the Ferruzzi family forced him out of the debt-ridden company. Gardini was reportedly about to be arrested for corruption and bribery when he shot himself, three days after Gabriele Cagliari, the former head of ENI, committed suicide in jail.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Raul Gardini — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gardini. Raul Gardini, né le 7 juin 1933 à Ravenne, décédé le 24 juillet 1993 à Milan, est un ancien homme d affaires italien. Biographie Né dans une famille de riches agriculteurs du nord de l’Italie, il épouse… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • GARDINI (R.) — Raul GARDINI 1932 1993 L’industriel italien Raul Gardini, patron du groupe Ferruzzi de 1980 à 1991, s’est suicidé le 23 juillet 1993. Il aura été le douzième suspect des “juges aux mains propres” à mettre fin à ses jours. Giuseppe Garofano, son… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gardini — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Andrea Gardini (1965 ), un joueur de volley ball italien. Raul Gardini (1933 1993), un homme d affaires italien. Catégorie : Homonymie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Maria Pia Gardini — (born 14 October 1936, Rovereto) is an Italian entrepreneur and a former Scientologist. Now retired, she lives in Tuscany and is one of the most critical voices of the Church of Scientology. She is the cousin of Raul Gardini and worked in film… …   Wikipedia

  • Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy… …   Universalium

  • Montedison — Montecatini Edison Montedison S.p.A. Création 1966 Dates clés 1888 création de Montecatini Personnages clés Eugenio Cefis Raul Gardini …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rome Masters — Das Rome Masters (offizieller Name Internazionali BNL d Italia) ist alljährlich das vierte Tennisturnier der 1990 gegründeten ATP Masters Series. Es ist das zweite von drei Masters Turnieren, die auf Sand ausgetragen werden. Rekordsieger der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Liste der Biografien/Gar — Biografien: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Montedison — Montedison, S.p.A., war ein italienischer Mischkonzern und eine Aktiengesellschaft in den Bereichen Chemische Industrie/Petrochemie, Pharmazie, Energie, Papier, Versicherung, Verlagswesen, Agroindustrie, Ingenieurdienstleistungen. Sitz von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • El Péndulo — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Péndulo Editor Marcial Souto Categorías ciencia ficción, literatura fantástica Publicador Andres Cascioli Año de fundación 1979 Compañía Ediciones de la urraca …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.