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Italian Fashion Entrepreneurs Honored

Alessandro Benetton and Federico Marchetti were acknowledged last week for helping to strengthen the value of things Made in Italy.

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HELPING THEIR COUNTRY: Italian fashion entrepreneurs Alessandro Benetton, executive vice president of the Benetton Group, and Federico Marchetti, founder and chief executive officer of the Yoox Group, were acknowledged last week for helping to strengthen the value of all things Made in Italy. Benetton took home the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 award on Jan. 23, while Marchetti received a prestigious Leonardo Award on Jan. 25 from president Giorgio Napolitano, in recognition of his contributions to Italian business.