2019 – Andrea Illy

Leonardo Start Up Special prize

ANDREA ILLY

Chairman Illycaffè

Andrea Illy is the Chairman of illycaffè S.p.A., a family business founded in 1933 with the mission of offering the best coffee in the world, of which he has been Managing Director for twenty-two years. As an entrepreneur, he is a staunch supporter of the stakeholder company concept and the role of corporate responsibility in building better societies. A “humanitarian chemist”, he fosters culture and art, a domain to which illycaffè has always been committed.  His appointments outside the company include the chairmanship of ASIC (the only international association dedicated to coffee science) from 1999 to 2014; the chairmanship of the Promotion and Market Development Committee of the International Coffee Organization from 2012 to 2015; from 2013 to 2019, the chairmanship of the Altagamma Foundation which, during its mandate, was institutionally recognised as an ambassador of the Italian lifestyle across the world. Also since 2013, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Italy and, since 2015, of the Internal Audit Advisory Committee. Since 2019 he has been part of the Community of Chairpersons of the World Economic Forum. In 1995, for Academic Press he published “Espresso Coffee: The Chemistry of Quality”, now in its second edition. He is the author of “Il sogno del caffè”, published by Codice Edizioni in 2015 and Italia Felix, published by Piemme in 2018.  Andrea Illy graduated in Chemistry from the University of Trieste; he holds a Master Executive from the SDA-Bocconi University in Milan and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He studied Total Quality Management in Japan, Innovation at MIT in Boston, Exponential Technologies at Singularity University, and Complexity Science at Oxford University. In 2018 he was appointed Cavaliere del Lavoro (Italy’s highest honour for professional merit) by the President of the Italian Republic.  Born in Trieste in 1964, he is married and the father of three daughters.

Other editions

Leonardo Italian Quality Award 2019 Leonardo Italian Quality Award 2019 2019
2017 – Panoxyvir 2017 – Panoxyvir 2017
2017 – Toshiaki Higashihara 2017 – Toshiaki Higashihara 2017
Leonardo Italian Quality Award  2017 Leonardo Italian Quality Award 2017 2017
2017 – Adolfo Guzzini 2017 – Adolfo Guzzini 2017
2016 – ValueBiotech S.r.l. 2016 – ValueBiotech S.r.l. 2016
Year 2016 Year 2016 2016
2016 – Alberto Bombassei 2016 – Alberto Bombassei 2016
2016 – Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum 2016 – Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum 2016
2015 2015 2015
2015 – Ermenegildo Zegna 2015 – Ermenegildo Zegna 2015
2015 – Ahmad Pourfallah 2015 – Ahmad Pourfallah 2015
2014 2014 2014
2014 – ENNOVA 2014 – ENNOVA 2014
2014 – Nerio Alessandri 2014 – Nerio Alessandri 2014
2014 – Jeffrey R. Immelt 2014 – Jeffrey R. Immelt 2014
2013 – Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (United Arab Emirates) 2013 – Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak (United Arab Emirates) 2013
2013 – Diego della Valle  &  Gianni Zonin 2013 – Diego della Valle & Gianni Zonin 2013
2013 2013 2013
2012 – Roberto Colaninno 2012 – Roberto Colaninno 2012
2012 – Silicon Biosystems S.p.A. 2012 – Silicon Biosystems S.p.A. 2012
2012 2012 2012
2012 – Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey) 2012 – Mustafa V. Koç (Turkey) 2012
2011 – Rajan Bharti Mittal (India) 2011 – Rajan Bharti Mittal (India) 2011
2011 – Piero Antinori 2011 – Piero Antinori 2011
2011 2011 2011
2010 – Zhan Chunxin (China) 2010 – Zhan Chunxin (China) 2010
2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010
2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010 – Laura Biagiotti 2010
2010 2010 2010
2009 – Mikhail Kusnirovich (Russian Federation) 2009 – Mikhail Kusnirovich (Russian Federation) 2009
2009 – Gianfelice Rocca 2009 – Gianfelice Rocca 2009
2009 – Rita Levi Montalcini 2009 – Rita Levi Montalcini 2009
2009 2009 2009
2008 – Luiz Fernando Furlan (Brazil) 2008 – Luiz Fernando Furlan (Brazil) 2008
2008 – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale dell’Aereonautica Militare Italiana 2008 – Pattuglia Acrobatica Nazionale dell’Aereonautica Militare Italiana 2008
2008 2008 2008
2007 – Franco Zeffirelli 2007 – Franco Zeffirelli 2007
2007 2007 2007
2006 2006 2006
2005 2005 2005
2005 – Alessandro Profumo 2005 – Alessandro Profumo 2005
2005 – Carla Fracci 2005 – Carla Fracci 2005
2004 2004 2004
2004 – Giuseppe Modenese 2004 – Giuseppe Modenese 2004
2003 2003 2003
2002 2002 2002
2001 – Miyoshi Okamoto (Giappone) 2001 – Miyoshi Okamoto (Giappone) 2001
2001 2001 2001
2001 – Umberto Veronesi 2001 – Umberto Veronesi 2001
2000 – Alina Kalczynska Sheiwiller (Polonia) 2000 – Alina Kalczynska Sheiwiller (Polonia) 2000
2000 2000 2000
1999 1999 1999
1999 – Sergio Pininfarina 1999 – Sergio Pininfarina 1999
1998 1998 1998
1997 – Jan Song (Repubblica Popolare Cinese) 1997 – Jan Song (Repubblica Popolare Cinese) 1997
1995 – Allen Mandelbaum (USA) 1995 – Allen Mandelbaum (USA) 1997
1997 1997 1997
1996 1996 1996
1995 1995 1995