Ennio Doris (3 July 1940 – 24 November 2021[2]) was an Italian billionaire businessman who founded Mediolanum SpA.

Ennio Doris
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Born(1940-07-03)3 July 1940
Tombolo, Italy
Died24 November 2021(2021-11-24) (aged 81)
Milan, Italy
TitleChairman, Banca Mediolanum[1]

Until 21 September 2021[3][4] he was chairman of Banca Mediolanum, part of Gruppo Mediolanum, a large Italian banking, funds management, and insurance group.[5]

Early lifeEdit

He was born in Tombolo, a small town near Padova, Italy on 3 July 1940.[6][citation needed]


Doris entered the retail asset management field in 1969 when he became a salesman for Fideuram. In 1971 he joined Dival, where he rose to be the head of a 700-person sales force. In 1982 he started his own company "Programma Italia" and convinced Silvio Berlusconi to invest 250,000 Euro in return for a half share of the company. His strategy was to focus on retail client relationships, while subcontracting the management of invested funds to other firms. Under his charismatic leadership his network of salesmen grew rapidly as did the funds under management. He added insurance and banking and renamed the firm Mediolanum. In June 1996 the company was floated on the Italian stock market. Berlusconi described it as the best investment he had ever made.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Doris was married, with two children, and lived in Tombolo, Italy.[1] His son, Massimo Doris, is the CEO of Banca Mediolanum.[1]

Doris owned the 197-foot sailing yacht Seven.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Forbes profile: Ennio Doris & family". Forbes. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  2. ^ Banca Mediolanum, morto il fondatore Ennio Doris (in Italian)
  3. ^ "Mediolanum, Ennio Doris resigns. "Generali, mediate between shareholders and managers"". Ruetir. 21 September 2021. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Ennio Doris lascia Banca Mediolanum. Generali? «Sono per la mediazione»". Il Sole 24 ORE (in Italian). Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. ^ Italy Country Study Guide: Strategic Information and Developments. Int'l Business Publications. 2012. p. 162. ISBN 9781438774664. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  6. ^ Cataldi, Virginia (24 November 2021). "Banca Mediolanum, morto il fondatore Ennio Doris". True News. (in Italian). Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  7. ^ "9 outrageous yachts appearing at the Monaco Yacht Show owned by some of the world's richest billionaires". businessinsider.com. Retrieved 28 September 2018.

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