Born in Ravenna, Italy, in 1969, Federico Marchetti holds a degree in economics from Bocconi University in Milan and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. After several years of corporate experience and serving as an adviser for several chief executives and designers in the international fashion industry, he turned his attention to his next adventure – the Internet. In 2000, he founded YOOX – the perfect venture to unite his business vision with his eye for fashion and design.
An eclectic background, 15 years of experience in fashion e-commerce and proven intuition has provided Federico with a truly valuable point of view, leading him to work side by side with leaders of the fashion industry in the development of their e-tail strategies and subsequent evolution.
His knack for innovation and encouraging creative talent online has led to his involvement as a jury member for some of the most important international fashion initiatives around the globe including Paris’ renown Andam Fashion Award and Vogue Italia’s “Who Is on Next?”. In 2012, Federico was awarded the prestigious Leonardo Award for Innovation by the former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano in recognition of the pioneering spirit of YOOX Group. Federico Marchetti has been nominated Alumnus of the Year 2014 by Bocconi University for his unique entrepreneurial skills and innovative thinking.
In October 2015, YOOX is completing the merger with The Net-A-Porter Group giving birth to YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP – the world’s leading online luxury fashion retailer, with Federico as Chief Executive Officer.
The merger brings together two highly complementary businesses covering all key geographical luxury markets and customer segments, with huge expertise and client reach, and significant synergy potential, with combined 2014 net revenue of €1.3 billion euros, and a presence in more than 180 countries.All Speakers