Gianni Lettieri

Gianni Lettieri is a well-known Italian businessman and entrepreneur who once dabbled into politics.

Born in Napoli, Italy in 1956, Lettieri is the Owner, Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meridie S.p.A. Investment, a Milan-based private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, early-mi d-and-late venture and development investments in small and medium size middle market mature enterprises.

Lettieri is also the Chairman and CEO of Atitech S.p.A., a leading MRO company which counts as among its major clients Alitalia, Ryanair, among many others.

The 62-year-old businessman concurrently sits in different boards of major associations or companies. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “LE COTONIERE S.p.A.”, a company engaged in urban redevelopment projects in Salerno City in Naples.

He is also the Vice President of “BUSINESSMED”—an association of the “ European Confederations for the Mediterranean Airways ” (Union of Mediterranean Confederations of Enterprises).

In his illustrious business career, Lettieri also served as President for two terms at the “UNIONE INDUSTRIALI ” for the province of Naples; President of the “UNIONE INDUSTRIALI” for the province of Avellino; Member of the Board of Directors of the Industrial Union of the Province of Avellino; Member of the Board of Directors for “Confindustria Campania Region”; Member of “Confindustria Campania”(Region), and; Member of “Comitato Centrale Mezzogiorno of Confindustria Italy.” He also serves as a board member for two of Italy’s major newspapers—Sole 24 and EDIME.

Lettieri is a multi-awarded entrepreneur and is the recipient of two of Italy’s most prestigious awards — Premio “Mediterraneo Economia Ed Impresa” (2011) and Premio “Guido Dorso XXIX Edition (2008).

Lettieri has a Degree in Economics and Commerce from the Università Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II. He later studied English in the United States and London. He is married with three sons.