Nico Acampora, founder of PizzAut, receives the Guido Carli Award – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

Congratulations to Nico Acampora of PizzAut: on May 10th the Guido Carli Award for Social Commitment and Inclusion through work thanks to his magnificent project, the first and only pizzeria chain in Italy managed by autistic children. Starting from his personal experience as a parent, Acampora felt the need to create opportunities for people with autism like his son. To date, with two pizzerias open in Cassina De’ Pecchi and Monza, he is a true visionary entrepreneur.

«It’s not just a question of occupying the kids’ time: whoever decides to create a restaurant like ours must do something real workwith the right training period and the right level of pay. Too often there are companies that approach young people with disabilities to work, but then never hire. Hiring is fundamental because work has immense power: it gives dignity, gives a future and provides kids with tools that without work they would never know they had”, Nico Acampora told us.

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What is the Guido Carli Award?

The Guido Carli Award bears the name of the former governor of Bank of Italy and former Treasury Minister and is awarded every year to personalities who have distinguished themselves for their social commitment, successes in the entrepreneurial field, as well as for having brought prestige to talent and to Italian genius in the world.

Who is on the jury for the 2024 Guido Carli Award?

The special bronze medal minted by the Polygraphic Institute is awarded by a high-level jury made up of CEOs, top managers, entrepreneurs and publishers. After more than a decade, it has been partly renovated and today is made up of:

  • Ornella Barra, COO of International Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Urbano Cairo, president of Cairo Communication and RCS
  • Flavio Cattaneo, CEO and general director of Enel
  • Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni
  • Luigi Ferraris, CEO of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane
  • Andrea Illy, president of Illycaffè
  • Matteo Lunelli, president and CEO of Cantine Ferrari
  • Giampiero Massolo, president of Ispi and Mundys
  • Claudia Parzani, president of the Italian Stock Exchange
  • Ettore Prandini, president of Coldiretti
  • Alessandra Ricci, CEO of Sace
  • Stefano Sala, president and CEO of Publitalia ’80

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