Andrea Illy is the new president of Fondazione Altagamma. The entrepreneur is president and CEO of the Italian coffee manufacturer Illycaffè, which was founded in 1933 in Trieste. Illy was appointed CEO of the company in 1994.

Altagamma’s aims for the years 2013-2015 will be to consolidate the institutional profiles of the foundation aimed at reinforcing the competitiveness of haute-de-gamme system, building its own profile as institution and strengthening dialogue with the Italian Government.

The foundation’s future strategy projects include initiatives aimed at re-launching the image of Milan city by supporting Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, to make "the most beautiful shopping gallery of the world", creating in Milan the Altagamma Museum and launching special programs and initiatives across Milan in collaboration with EXPO 2015, as well as supporting a communication campaign to strengthen Milan's ‘coolness’.