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Andrea Agnelli (Italian pronunciation: Script error: No such module "IPA".; born 6 December 1975) is an Italian businessman and chairman of Italian football club Juventus F.C. Agnelli served as Executive Member and Chairman of the European Club Association, and was appointed to the UEFA Executive Committee in 2015. He is a member of the industrialist Agnelli family. He is also a board member of Stellantis and Exor.
Agnelli is the son of late Juventus F.C. chairman and senator of the Italian Republic Umberto Agnelli, CEO of FIAT from 1970 to 1976, and Donna Allegra Caracciolo di Castagneto (b. 1945), first cousin of Marella Agnelli, born Donna Marella Caracciolo di Castagneto and daughter of Filippo Caracciolo, 8th Prince di Castagneto, 3rd Duke di Melito, and a hereditary Patrician of Naples (1903–1965). Marella, widow of Agnelli's uncle Gianni, and Allegra and, therefore, Andrea, are both descendants of an old Neapolitan noble family that held the titles of Prince of Castagneto and Duke of Melito, among others.
Andrea was the last male member of the family to carry the Agnelli surname until the birth of his son Giacomo. He studied at St Clare's in Oxford (not a college of the university), England, and then at Bocconi University in Milan.
After university, Agnelli started his career in the business world in England and France at companies including Iveco and Auchan Hypermarché. He also spent several years in Switzerland working in marketing and development for Ferrari Idea S.A. and Lausanne-based Philip Morris International.
In May 2010, he was appointed Chairman of the board of directors of Juventus by his first cousin John Elkann, becoming the fourth member of the Agnelli family to run the football club after his father, his uncle and his grandfather. Elkann had come under criticism from Juventus fans for the club's poor results during the 2009–10 season and many ultras saw Agnelli as the "rightful" heir due to his family's long-time association with the club. Despite entering the job during a period when the club was still dealing with the aftermath of the infamous Calciopoli scandal, he is credited with overseeing the club's transition into the new stadium and balancing their finances in wake of the ongoing recession ravaging Italy. One of his first acts as new chairman was to appoint Sampdoria duo Giuseppe Marotta as Director of Sport and Luigi Delneri as new coach.
On 22 May 2011, Agnelli appointed former captain and fan favourite Antonio Conte as the new manager of Juventus, replacing Delneri. The same season Juventus won the first scudetto undefeated under Agnelli. Since then, Juventus won nine scudetti in a row as of 2019–20, a record in Serie A, including four Coppa Italia titles in a row since 2014–15.
On 8 September 2015, Agnelli was re-elected as a member of the European Club Association executive board, a position he has held since 2012. He was also appointed by the executive board to join the UEFA Executive Committee on behalf of the association, to represent its 220 member clubs alongside re-elected chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for 2015–17.
In April 2021, Agnelli resigned from his positions as ECA chairman and UEFA Executive Committee, becoming a vice-chairman of The Super League.
On 27 August 2005, he married Emma Winter in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Villar Perosa (Piedmont, Italy) at the church of San Pietro in Vincoli. The wedding reception was held at Villa Agnelli, Donna Marella Agnelli's estate in Villar Perosa. The couple have two children: Baya Agnelli (born on 24 May 2005 in Turin) and Giacomo Dai Agnelli (born 16 December 2011 in Turin). On 10 January 2022, Agnelli tested positive to COVID-19 amid its pandemic in Italy.
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