Fabio Cannavale, 52 years old, born and bred in Milan, married to Vittoria and proud father of two young men. He graduated from the Politecnico di Milano in Engineering and then enrolled and got a masters degree in Business Administration at INSEAD Business School (France).
At the end of his academic career, he began his working life as a consultant for ATKearney and later on for McKinsey&Company.
Fabio’s three biggest passions? Sailing, travelling and to work and invest in new and emerging businesses.
In 1996 he decided to take some time off work and set sail with his wife towards the Caribbean, where he found lots of inspiration for his future career as entrepreneur. It was based on this very personal experience that he developed and created “The Floating Village”, the first company to sell exclusive boat holidays.
Over the last 15 years, born out of his passion for travel and personal interest in the online world, he co-founded first eDreams Italy and then volagratis.com. The quick success of the latter brought growth, internationalization and acquisitions that have helped to build lastminute.com group which now offers travel and leisure services to over 10 million travellers every year and it’s listed on the SIX Stock Exchange (Zurich).