|Residence Casette d'Ete|
Name Diego Valle
|Religion Roman Catholic|
Alma mater University of Bologna
Parents Dorino Della Valle
|Born December 30, 1953 (age 61) (1953-12-30) Sant'Elpidio a Mare, Italy|
Known for Managing Director of Tod's
Relatives Siblings: Gisella, Andrea
Spouse Barbara Della Valle (m. 2002)
Children Emanuele Della Valle, Filippo Della Valle
Siblings Andrea Della Valle, Gisella Della Valle
Similar People Andrea Della Valle, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, John Elkann, Sergio Marchionne, Giuseppe Sciarrone
Net worth 1.64 billion USD (2015)
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Diego Della Valle (born 30 December 1953 on Sant'Elpidio a Mare, Fermo) is the President and CEO of the Italian leather goods company, Tod's.
- back to italy intervista face to face diego della valle
- L intervista di giovanni floris a diego della valle
- Diego Della Valle vs. Silvio Berlusconi
- Other interests
L intervista di giovanni floris a diego della valle
Diego Della Valle is the older son of Dorino Della Valle and grandson of Filippo Della Valle. Filippo started his shoemaking business in the 1920s, which Diego expanded into the now famous Tod's brand.
In his younger days, Diego studied Law in the University of Bologna, but abandoned the career and launched himself into the marketing of the family's shoemaking business. Even during his younger days, he was business savvy. He used the power of celebrity to popularise his product, such an example was when he persuaded his friend Luca di Montezemolo, who was a protégé of Gianni Agnelli, to present Agnelli with a pair of Tod's driving moccasins. He got Agnelli, the then FIAT boss, to wear Tod's shoes when attending Juventus football matches, which were widely televised. This product placement prompted a spike in sales.
Della Valle now manages Tod's with his brother Andrea. Diego's son, Emanuele, is also involved with the family business as the creative director. The factory in Casette d'Ete was designed by his wife, Barbara.
Diego Della Valle vs. Silvio Berlusconi
Della Valle has publicly attacked Silvio Berlusconi for the over-taxing of big business and his failure to support smaller Italian business. In return Berlusconi has talked of suing Della Valle for defamation.
Della Valle sits on the board of a number of companies, such as Ferrari, Maserati, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and LVMH. He bought the Tuscan football club, ACF Fiorentina, in 2002. He owns the fashion brand Maison Schiaparelli which he is reviving. In 2013 Della Valle announced, that Tod's will take the costs for the colosseo in Rome - more that 30 mio Euros.