Nerio Alessandri

Founder and Chairman, Technogym

1983, founded Technogym; spearheaded wellness concept of lifestyle based on regular physical activity, balanced diet and positive mental approach. Official Supplier to 6 Olympic Games. 2004, Member, Governing Advisory Board, Italian Industrialists Association. Recipient of awards: Cavaliere del Lavoro, an Italian industry knighthood (2001); Italian Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young (2003); World Heart Champion, World Heart Federation, for commitment in tackling cardiovascular diseases through physical exercise (2009); honorary degree in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bologna (2005).