Andrea Manganelli Chairman of the Board and Ceo
Andrea Manganelli, (born in Firenze in 1941). At a very young age he started his own business in the wood industry. He became the only Italian distributorfor Ekamant AB products. In 1981 he acquired a relevant share and this was the beginning of a strong international expansion. During this period, Manganelli invested in other innovative businesses. In 1987, with other Florentine entrepreneurs, founded Toscana FinanzaS.p.A., which deals with the arbitrage on NPL (non performing loans). After the IPO in BorsaItaliana stock exchange, Toscana Finanza was acquired and merged withBanca IFIS S.p.A. Nowadays, Next Holding S.p.A. is Andrea Manganelli’s Holding and includes many initiatives in Italy and worldwide. From 1995 he has been a member of the Rotary Club of Fiesole, in 2008 he was honoured with the “Paul Harris Fellow”. He is also the President of Chemistry, Plastic and Rubber section and member of the board of Confindustria Firenze.