Zegna Group CFO: a Dialogue about Finance in Luxury

Discover the role of Finance in Fashion Industry


Guest speakers: Gianluca Tagliabue, CFO & Head of Business Development for Ermenegildo Zegna Group


Gianluca Colombo, Director of Executive MBA, Dean of the Faculty of Economics

When: 11 October, 18:15

Where: Executive Center 


The Ermenegildo Zegna Group today is one of Italy’s most famous family driven enterprises. Over the last century the business gene and entrepreneurial spirit has been passed down through the generations, ensuring that the name Zegna remains synonymous with pioneers of business. Growth has been possible through shrewd diversification of the offering, which now ranges from clothing to accessories, and strategies which have enabled the Ermenegildo Zegna brand to grow successfully throughout the world.

There is far more to Zegna’s success than this though: a strong and consolidated business culture that allows young talents to emerge in the company-wide quest for quality, and a constant focus on customers and people.

Zegna Group’s philosophy is based on three principles:
– long-term objectives
– family ownership to ensure continuity
– a sound ethical commitment enshrined in a rigorous corporate governance system

About the guest speakers

Gianluca Tagliabue

Gianluca Tagliabue is CFO and Head of Business Development for the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, in the areas of Finance, IT, Legal, Real Estate and Business Development. Previously he was Head of Business Development (Strategy, M&A, Special Projects), CFO and SVP Strategy & Central Functions of the Oakley Group at Luxottica.
Before that, he worked in strategic consulting for 12 years, including 4 based in Brazil, São Paulo.


Gianluca Colombo

Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. Former Head of the Department of Management.

He is member of the SMS (Strategic Management Society), the AIMS (Association Internationale de Management Stratégique), the EURAM – European Academy of management), the SDS (System Dynamics Society). His field of research are: Merger & Acquisitions, Family Business, System thinking and complexity in management, Logic and rhetoric of strategic conversation.


The event is held during the Weekend Zero, Introductive Weekend of the new EMBA edition.

You can register by sending an e-mail at: emba@usi.ch

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