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Agnelli, Umberto

Born: 1934 AD
Died: 2004 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Entrepreneurs

1934 – Agnelli was born in Lausanne, Switzerland on November 1, 1934.

1959 – Graduated with a Law degree at the University of Turin.

1965 – Assumed the presidency of Fiat France and was appointed as a chairman of the former Frence branch of Fiat, Simca Industries, and of Piaggio.

1976 – Stepped down from all industrial positions to run for election as an independent senator on the centrist list of the Christian Democrats.

1979 – Returned to Fiat and became the chief executive officer and later chairman of the company’s core automotive sector.

1980 – Agnelli resigned to his position as a chief executive and was replaced by Romiti.

2003 – Became the chairman of Fiat.

2004 – Died of cancer in Turin, Italy on May 28, 2004.