Alessandro Benetton founded 21 Invest in 1992 and is a pioneer in the Italian private equity market. He began his career at Goldman Sachs after receiving a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Boston University. He holds an MBA from Harvard University. He served as president of the Benetton F1 Racing Team and he has been the first Italian member of the Advisory Committee of Robert Bosch International Beteiligungen from 2002 to 2019. He is a director of Edizione (the Benetton family holding company) and Autogrill. He is President of the foundation that is organizing the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo in 2021.