Massimo Moratti
Massimo Moratti is an Italian
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

Petroleum or crude oil is a naturally occurring, flammable liquid consisting of a complex mixture of hydrocarbons of various molecular weights and other liquid organic compounds, that are found in geologic formations beneath the Earth's surface. Petroleum is recovered mostly through oil drilling...

 tycoon. He is the owner and President of Italian football team Football Club Internazionale Milano
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano, often referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy. Outside Italy, the club is often called Inter Milan. They are the reigning FIFA Club World champions and Coppa Italia holders.Inter have always...

, and Chief Executive Officer
Chief executive officer
A chief executive officer , managing director , Executive Director for non-profit organizations, or chief executive is the highest-ranking corporate officer or administrator in charge of total management of an organization...

 (C.E.O.) of Saras S.p.A.
Saras S.p.A.
Saras Raffinerie Sarde SpA is an Italian energy provider founded in 1962, operating in the area of oil refining and the production of electricity, located in the island of Sardinia.-History:...

Life and career

Moratti is the fourth son of Angelo Moratti
Angelo Moratti
Angelo Moratti was an Italian oil tycoon. He was the owner and president of the Serie A football club Internazionale. He is the father of the current Internazionale's owner and president, Massimo Moratti....

, who was the owner and President of Football Club Internazionale Milano
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano, often referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy. Outside Italy, the club is often called Inter Milan. They are the reigning FIFA Club World champions and Coppa Italia holders.Inter have always...

 during the team's "Golden Age" from 1955 to 1968. His brother's wife Letizia
Letizia Moratti
Letizia Brichetto-Arnaboldi Moratti is an Italian businesswoman and politician. She is the former mayor of Milan.-Biography:...

 was the Mayor of Milan from 2006-2011.

Born in the family villa in the Bosco Chiesanuova
Bosco Chiesanuova
Bosco Chiesanuova is a comune in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 100 km west of Venice and about 20 km north of Verona...

, close to Verona
Verona ; German Bern, Dietrichsbern or Welschbern) is a city in the Veneto, northern Italy, with approx. 265,000 inhabitants and one of the seven chef-lieus of the region. It is the second largest city municipality in the region and the third of North-Eastern Italy. The metropolitan area of Verona...

, he graduated from Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli.

On his father's death, he inherited his shares in Saras, a group that is engaged in the refining of petroleum, where he is presently C.E.O. Moratti is also the owner of Sarlux, headquartered in Cagliari
Cagliari is the capital of the island of Sardinia, a region of Italy. Cagliari's Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle. It has about 156,000 inhabitants, or about 480,000 including the outlying townships : Elmas, Assemini, Capoterra, Selargius, Sestu, Monserrato, Quartucciu, Quartu...

, which focuses on the production of electricity from the waste oil.

Married to the environmental activist Emilia Moratti (nee Bossi), the couple have five children. On 10 September, 2009, Sauro Gori announced that Moratti had been appointed a United Nations
United Nations
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 Goodwill Ambassador
Goodwill Ambassador
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In May 2011, Moratti supported Giuliano Pisapia
Giuliano Pisapia
Giuliano Pisapia is an Italian lawyer and politician, twice member of the Parliament and Mayor of Milan since 1 June 2011...

's bid to become mayor of Milan against his sister-in-law Letizia
Letizia Moratti
Letizia Brichetto-Arnaboldi Moratti is an Italian businesswoman and politician. She is the former mayor of Milan.-Biography:...

. His call for 'change' was perceived as an extension of his rivalry with A.C. Milan
A.C. Milan
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan , is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, that plays in the Serie A. Milan was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin and businessman Alfred Edwards among others...

 supremo, Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi , also known as Il Cavaliere – from knighthood to the Order of Merit for Labour which he received in 1977 – is an Italian politician and businessman who served three terms as Prime Minister of Italy, from 1994 to 1995, 2001 to 2006, and 2008 to 2011. Berlusconi is also the...

, from football to the political sphere.

Role at Internazionale

Moratti took over as president of Inter from Ernesto Pellegrini in 1995, during a period where many considered Inter to be underachievers. However, under his leadership Inter has since clinched 5 Serie A titles (2005-2006, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, and 2009–10), 4 Coppa Italia titles (2004–05, 2005–06, 2009–10, 2010–11), 4 Supercoppa Italiana titles (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010), 1 UEFA Champions League title (2010) and 1 FIFA Club World Cup title (2010).

It has long been Massimo's ambition to restore Inter to the heights they once knew under his father. Not being able to do that in the first decade of his chairmanship, he finally obtained his goal in late 2000s. He has won one UEFA Cup
The UEFA Europa League is an annual association football cup competition organised by UEFA since 1971 for eligible European football clubs. It is the second most prestigious European club football contest after the UEFA Champions League...

 (1998), five Scudetti/Serie A
Serie A
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 in a row (equalling the all-time record), four Coppa Italia
Coppa Italia
The Coppa Italia is an Italian football annual cup competition. Its first edition was held in 1922, but the second champions were not crowned until 1936. Roma and Juventus lead the way with nine wins. Roma has contested more finals, 16, while Torino and Juventus follow with 13...

 (2005, 2006, 2010, 2011), four Supercoppa Italiana
Supercoppa Italiana
The Supercoppa Italiana is a pre-season football competition held the week before the season begins in Italy every year. It is contested by the winners of the Serie A and the Coppa Italia in the previous season, as a curtain raiser to the new season. It is usually played at the home of the Serie A...

 (2005, 2006, 2008, 2010), one UEFA Champions League
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 (2010) and one FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup
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Moratti is said to have spent around €600 million in the transfer market since he took over as president. In July 1999, Moratti sanctioned a then world-record €48 million purchase of striker Christian Vieri
Christian Vieri
Christian Vieri is a retired Italian footballer who played as a centre forward.Vieri was named in the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living footballers selected by Pelé as a part of FIFA's centenary celebrations...

 and has since purchased numerous superstars, including Ronaldo
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima , commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer who last played for Corinthians. Ronaldo is widely considered to be the greatest 'pure' striker in the history of the modern game, and by some accounts, in the history of football. Ronaldo was one of the...

, Maicon, Adriano
Adriano Leite Ribeiro
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, Hernán Crespo
Hernán Crespo
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, Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio
Roberto Baggio is a retired Italian footballer. Widely regarded as one of the finest footballers of his generation, Baggio won both the Ballon d'Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year in 1993. He is the only Italian player ever to score in three World Cups. He is also one of the top 5 all-time...

, Iván Zamorano
Iván Zamorano
Iván Luis Zamorano Zamora is a retired Chilean football striker. Along with former world-class forward Marcelo Salas and former world player of the year Elias Figueroa he is regarded as one of Chile's most recognized footballers.He was a member of the Chilean national team and played in the 1998...

, Zlatan Ibrahimović
Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Milan and the Swedish national team for which he is captain....

, Luís Figo
Luís Figo
Luís Filipe Madeira Caeiro Figo, OIH, is a Portuguese former international footballer. He played as a midfielder for Sporting CP, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Internazionale, during a career which spanned over a period of 20 years. He retired from football on 31 May 2009...

, Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira
Patrick Vieira is a retired French footballer of Senegalese descent who is the Football Development Executive at Manchester City....

, Samuel Eto'o
Samuel Eto'o
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, and Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder
Wesley Sneijder is a Dutch footballer playing as an attacking midfielder for Internazionale. He was named UEFA midfielder of the season as well as one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA....


Under the leadership of Moratti, Inter won the Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and the prestigious Champions League in a single season, to become the first ever team to achieve the feat in Italy.

See also

  • Letizia Moratti
    Letizia Moratti
    Letizia Brichetto-Arnaboldi Moratti is an Italian businesswoman and politician. She is the former mayor of Milan.-Biography:...

     (Massimo Moratti's Sister-in-law; Gian Marco's wife. Mayor of Milan
    Milan is the second-largest city in Italy and the capital city of the region of Lombardy and of the province of Milan. The city proper has a population of about 1.3 million, while its urban area, roughly coinciding with its administrative province and the bordering Province of Monza and Brianza ,...


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