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Sergio sui generis

25 July 2018 By Rob Cox

Tragedy and a wise call by John Elkann, the family’s then-28-year-old figurehead, put the Italian-Canadian in charge at Fiat in 2004. Marchionne, who has died at 66, turned assets worth 5.5 bln euros into nearly 60 bln. As a CEO he may be replaceable; as Elkann’s mentor he’s not.

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