Ceremony conferring knighthood on the new Cavalieri del Lavoro for their services to employment – 26 October 2021 – Quirinale, Rome
Maria Cristina Piovesana, chairwoman and CEO of ALF Group S.p.A., is one of the 6 female nominees for the prestigious award, and the only recipient from the furniture industry.
recognises female entrepreneurship in Italy and Maria Cristina
Piovesana, in particular, a woman who, in addition to heading the family
business, has distinguished herself over the years in several institutional
roles. Since 2018, Maria Cristina Piovesana has also been Chair of Assindustria
Venetocentro – Padova e Treviso (which she helped to create) and in 2020 she
was appointed Deputy Chair of Confindustria with responsibility for the
environment, sustainability and culture.
The official award ceremony was finally held at the Quirinale on 26 October.
Watch the ceremony (watch at 58:25 to see the award being handed over)