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Lapo Elkann inducted into the U.S. Automotive Hall of Fame

First Italian to be honored after his grandfather Gianni Agnelli

Lapo Elkann inducted into the U.S. Automotive Hall of Fame

Turin, July 18 - Agnelli family member and former Fiat marketing manager Lapo Elkann was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame, the American pantheon for sector heroes announced on Thursday. Elkann received the Automotive Hall of Fame's ''Young Leadership & Excellence Award'' for his contribution to rejuvenate Fiat's image. Prior to Elkann, the only Italian to be recognized by the institution was Fiat's legendary patriarch Gianni Agnelli - Elkann's grandfather - who led the family's automotive empire from 1966 to 1996, and became its honorary chairman until his death in 2003.

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