Domenico De Sole
joins the Board of Directors
of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group
Milan, April 18, 2005 – Domenico De Sole joins the Board of Directors of the Ermenegildo Zegna
Group, the leading international company in luxury men’s wear. Mr. De Sole also serves as Advisor to
the Zegna Group.
Domenico De Sole joins the Zegna Group at a time when the Company is consolidating its
position in traditional markets (Europe, America and Japan) and aggressively pursuing expansion in
emerging markets (China, Russia, Brazil and India). The Zegna Group is also expanding its product
offering by creating new collections of men’s shoes and leather accessories.
As Board member, Mr. De Sole will work alongside Marco Vitale, who has served for many
years on the Zegna Board, Günther Greiner, formerly the Citibank Director for Europe, Middle East
and Africa, and several members of the second and third generation of the Zegna family.
“Domenico De Sole - states Ermenegildo Zegna, CEO - has been over the years an invaluable
business partner. I am confident that our Group will gain great benefits and farsighted guidance from
his precious contribution.”
After leaving the Gucci Group last May, Domenico De Sole joined the Board of Directors of
Gap Inc. and Telecom Italia. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of
Procter&Gamble and Bausch&Lomb.
Founded in Trivero (Biella), in 1910, Zegna is the leading luxury men’s ready to wear brand in
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