A story that will resonate with many next generation family members as there was a certain inevitability about the journey that Giacomo Marzotto took. He ended back in the family firm and is now beginning to make a name for himself in the world of wine.
Like many other next generation members he was encouraged to go out into the 'world' and develop his own skills and to bring them back to the fold.
He has done so and has returned to a business where the name comes from passion and love - passion for the industry and the people engaged with it.
When Giacomo Marzotto joined the family business, it was a matter of choice over destiny. Though he lived and “breathed” Santa Margherita, the wine group founded by his great-grandfather in 1935, he wanted to develop a career of his own. He lived in Asia for ten years — moving from banking in Hong Kong to a private equity fund in Singapore. He took an MBA to get somewhere “a little bit more tangible than finance”, before taking on Italian fashion house Valentino, where he was responsible for retail and all sales for South East Asia. His “passion project” a Venetian Baccaro in Hong Kong, served wine and small plates. Last year, Mr Marzotto took on the role of business development manager at Santa Margherita, focusing on their South American, Central America and Caribbean market from his home in Milan.