Silvio Pietro Angori: Pininfarina: Art, Culture, Design

W.M. Keck Lecture Hall

October 16, 2018 at 1:00pm

Silvio Pietro Angori, CEO and Managing Director of Pininfarina S.p.A., will give a presentation on the iconic Italian brand, which combines art, design, culture and entrepreneurship.

Additional presentations will be held at selected Universities and Design Schools in Southern California. Organized in collaboration with by the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, Pininfarina S.p.A. on the occasion of the Italian Day of Contemporary Art and the Week of Italian Language in the World opening in Los Angeles.

Silvio has a Master’s Degree in Theoretical Physics at La Sapienza University in Rome and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the Booth School of Business in Chiacago. He started as researcher at the Augusta Westland Helicopters, he worked as Senior Researcher at Centro Ricerche Fiat , now Fiat Chrysler Automotive. He then joined ArvinMeritor in Detroit holding various management roles, becoming General Manager and CEO of national branches, transnational operating units and global divisions.

In 2007 he joined Pininfarina as COO. In 2008 he was coopted as Director in the Board and in 2009 was elected as CEO, position held till today. During his tenure he has led Pininfarina through a dramatic turn-around because of the crisis of 2007/2009 and successfully led to a complete relaunch of Pininfarina, today global leader of Italian design. He is a member of several top American associations and he is a “compulsive reader”: this passion has led him to deal with the Indice dei Libri del Mese, the Italian equivalent of the New York review books, where he serves as Chairman of the Board.