Chairman of Danieli Group, a prominent global industrial machinery manufacturer headquartered in Buttrio (Italy), Gianpietro Benedetti has driven the company’s growth in the last decade. His journey within the Group has started in 1961, when he joined it as a Designer Engineer.

Gianpietro Benedetti

Gianpietro Benedetti: leading innovation and sustainability at Danieli Group

Gianpietro Benedetti’s leadership at Danieli Group has been characterized by a strong commitment to innovation and sustainability. Since taking office as Chairman in 2017, he has played a crucial role in guiding the company towards sustainable growth while maintaining its position as a global leader in industrial machinery manufacturing. Under his guidance, Danieli Group has continued to prioritize innovation, investing in research and development to stay at the forefront of technological advancements. Gianpietro Benedetti‘s focus on sustainability has also been evident, with the company embracing environmentally-conscious practices and initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the environment. By championing transformation and growth, the President has solidified Danieli Group’s reputation as a forward-thinking and sustainable company in the industry. Beyond his roles at Danieli Group, he has also made significant contributions to the industry and the community. He has served on the Board of Directors of prominent financial institutions, demonstrating his commitment to not only the success of his company but also the broader community. Among these: the Board of Directors of Friuladria Bank – Intesa BCI Group (from 1994 to 2004) and the Board of Directors of Friuladria Bank – Crédit Agricole Group (from 2013 to 2018).

Gianpietro Benedetti: the distinguished career and the recognized achievements

Gianpietro Benedetti‘s career trajectory at Danieli Group has been marked by dedication, competence and a commitment to excellence. Starting as a Design Engineer in 1961, after completing his Secondary School Diploma at A. Malignani Technical High School in Udine, he steadily rose through the ranks to assume leadership positions within the company, ultimately becoming CEO and Chairman. Prior to this, he has been Manager for the Rolling Mill Process and Roll Pass Design offices in 1968, Co-Chief Executive Officer in 1986 and General Manager in 1991. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Group since 1999, Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Board since September 2017. In addition to his positions within the machinery manufacturer, he has also held the role of President for the “ITS – Technical Secondary School – New Made-in-Italy Technologies, Mechanical and Aeronautics Section” of Udine. Gianpietro Benedetti‘s accomplishments have been recognized with honorary degrees from esteemed universities – these include the degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Trieste, the degree in Management Engineering from the University of Udine, and an M.B.A. in International Business from the MIB School of Management in Trieste – and prestigious awards such as the Tadeusz Sendzimir Memorial Medal from the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) and the recognition as Knight of the Order of Merit for Labor by the National Order of Chivalry. His several patents and over 80 inventions registered under his name further underscore his innovative spirit and technical expertise.