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Sanlorenzo's Massimo Perotti awarded Entrepreneur of the Year 2019

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Elodie Behravan

Sanlorenzo executive chairman Massimo Perotti has been awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 title due to his outstanding leadership and drive. The jury, which consists of renowned representatives from the fields of institutions, economics and business, awarded the 23rd EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Massimo Perotti “for having transformed an outstanding Italian company into a brand recognized around the world as the maximum expression of elegance and exclusivity Made in Italy, moving forward on a path of growth with courage and determination, while constantly investing in the territory and human resources.” Massimo PerottiPhoto: SanlorenzoThe Ernst & Young Award is a reward for entrepreneurs who have excelled throughout their career by contributing value, innovation and strategic visions to the Italian economy, which this year commemorates the Italian entrepreneur Massimo Perotti’s ingenuity and creativity. 

Perotti expressed his gratitude and commented: “It is a great honour for me to receive this award which rewards the work, commitment and dedication of the entire company over the years. Every success is always the result of teamwork, and if we have experienced this phase of extraordinary expansion over the last 15 years, which has permitted us to reach the apex of the worldwide production of yachts and superyachts, it is above all thanks to the men and women who work inside Sanlorenzo.”Gaëlle Tallarida, H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Massimo Perotti Photo: Sanlorenzo

He continues, “Over the years, one of the company’s main areas of investment has been that of human resources. For this reason, during the period of the crisis, we were able to not lose any of the benefits of that investment, completely avoiding layoffs. Especially because of their work, we have continued to create projects whose peerless quality and workmanship are acknowledged and appreciated all over the world, thanks to a unique combination of crafts, technology, design and passion.”

Massimo Perotti has brought great value to Sanlorenzo since joining the Italian company back in 2005 and is recognised for perfecting the balance of technology and craftsmanship with determination and great entrepreneurial vision. Thanks to his achievements, Sanlorenzo has grown significantly and has contributed greatly to the world of yachting. Sanlorenzo FleetPhoto: Guillaume PlissonPerotti’s desire to innovate in unexplored directions has, amongst others, opened up the world of design as he ushered in vast collaborations with renowned designers such as Dordoni Architetti, Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel, Piero Lissoni (art director of the brand since 2018) and Patricia Urquiola. His novel approach also paved the way for the art world as Perotti developed ties with influential galleries and cultural institutions, amongst which was the global partnership agreement with Art Basel, signed by Sanlorenzo in 2018.  

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