Del Vecchio’s close aide takes reins of business empire

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MILAN (Reuters) – Leonardo del Vecchio’s close aide Francesco Milleri on Monday took the reins of the financial company holding 27 billion euros ($28 billion) in assets left behind by the Italian eyewear billionaire who died last week. Del Vecchio’s holding company Delfin said in a statement it had appointed Milleri, who is the CEO and chairman of eyewear giant EssilorLuxottica, as chairman. Delfin added that Chief Executive Romolo Bardin, another Del Vecchio lieutenant, would continue in his role. Delfin’s main asset is a 32% stake in EssilorLuxottica, worth more than 20 billion euros. The Lu…

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