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Hon. Santo Versace

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Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus

Employment History


  • degree , economics
    Messina University
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*Italian Industrialist Paolo Scudieri and ..., 12 Dec 2011 [cached]
*Italian Industrialist Paolo Scudieri and Santo Versace at Gala*
Honorees from Italy joining Ms. Marcegaglia include Claudio Bozzo, president of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc., Italian industrialist Paolo Scudieri, CEO of Adler Plastic S.p.A. and Hon. Santo Versace, president of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and chairman of the Board of Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus.
NIAF News Releases, 18 Oct 2011 [cached]
Versace To Receive Award At NIAF Gala In Nation's Capital
(WASHINGTON, D.C. -October 18, 2011) Hon. Santo Versace, president of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and chairman of Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus, will be honored at the National Italian American Foundation's (NIAF) 36th Anniversary Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. Versace will receive the NIAF Special Achievement Award in Philanthropy on October 29, 2011, at the Washington Hilton. The black-tie event begins with a 6 p.m. reception followed by dinner and an awards ceremony.
Honorees from Italy joining Versace include Claudio Bozzo, president of the Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc., President of Confindustria Emma Marcegaglia, who is at the top of the Italian industrialists' power structure and heads Italy's employers' association and Paolo Scudieri, CEO of Adler Plastic S.p.A.
Since 1977, Versace has played a leading role in establishing the exclusivity and profitability of the Versace brand, overseeing all areas of the business, including sale, distribution, production and finance. With his sister Donatella, Santo Versace has built the Versace empire into a worldwide luxury company that generates over one billion dollars in retail sales per year. With his late brother, Gianni, they founded the Gianni Versace trademark in 1977.
In addition to his work with Gianni Versace S.p.A., Santo devotes much of his charitable efforts to Fondazione Operation Smile Italia Onlus which is a resource Country of Operation Smile Inc. Since 2007, he has served as its president. Operation Smile provides reconstructive surgery for children worldwide with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Through his help and that of medical volunteers, the organization has done more than two million patient evaluations and provided more than 200,000 free surgeries for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities.
After graduating from Messina University with a degree in economics, Versace worked as a banker and later a high school teacher of economic geography. He then went on to serve as an officer in the "Genova Cavalleria" and opened his own accounting office after completing his military service. However, in 1976, Versace moved to Milan to support his brother Gianni in his rising career.
Versace's brother, Santo ..., 25 Dec 2013 [cached]
Versace's brother, Santo Versace, became the new CEO of Versace.
DAMAC - Live the Luxury - Press Releases, 27 June 2010 [cached]
DAMAC has tied up with VERSACE, the world-renowned Italian fashion house synonymous with glamour and luxury to provide exclusive interior design by VERSACE HOME.
'We will be working with Versace to combine our considerable expertise and talent to create a state of the art property that will provide a unique and exclusive opportunity for investors in Beirut.
'It is part of our ethos to look for ways in which we can develop and expand the DAMAC Properties portfolio - and of course partnering with such a well known and respected brand is further testament to our commitment to be known and viewed as the world's leading luxury private property developer,' he added.
In 2009, DAMAC joined forces with VERSACE HOME to launch the company's first retail outlet in the UAE at The Dubai Mall - the Emirate's largest shopping mall.
Santo Versace, President of Versace S.p.A. said: 'We are very excited to be working with DAMAC Properties to create what will become one of Beirut's premiere addresses. Our knowledge combined with the developer's vision will result in a project unlike any other."
He continued: "After creating private luxury interiors for our other exclusive resorts, such as The Thomson Penthouse in Shanghai in 2009, we are happy to supply an interior design project for this luxurious real estate project that will result in a beautiful one of a kind building in Beirut."
To succeed in the luxury goods ... [cached]
To succeed in the luxury goods market,tiffany sale, brands must be accurately positioned within a three-tier system, according to Santo Versace, Chairman of Gianni Versace Group and the Altagamma Foundation. He was speaking at a meeting in Milan run by the EMEA group of IPREX - the worldwide corporation of independent public relations and communication firms.
To develop this thesis he drew on research by the Altagamma Foundation, established in 1992 to strengthen the global presence and growth of its member companies - which own some of the world's most successful luxury Italian brands.
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