Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

23. Federico Marchetti, chief executive, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group

Federico Marchetti, CEO, Yoox Net-a-Porter Group

New entry

As founder and chief executive of Italian etailer Yoox Group, Federico Marchetti was not previously particularly well known in the UK fashion industry.

But that changed in March after it was announced that Yoox had signed a deal to merge with London-based luxury ecommerce business Net-a-Porter Group, creating a €1.3bn (£940m) industry leader.

Marchetti has a degree in economics and an MBA and began his career as an investment banker. After working as a consultant to retailers and fashion designers in the US and Italy for several years, like Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet he could see a future for luxury goods online. He founded Yoox Group in 2000, the same year as Massenet launched Net-a-Porter.

It was originally stated that Massenet would serve as executive chairman of the newly formed group, but she resigned in September, a month before the merger completed. Marchetti is now firmly on our radar which is reflected in his new entry in this year’s Top 100.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.