Team Members - Francesco Longanesi Cattani

Francesco Longanesi Cattani External Relations Director

TEAM MEMBERS - Francesco Longanesi Cattani
External Relations Director of the Prada Group, he serves as liaison between the team and its key sponsor. In this capacity, he manages and co-ordinates communication, PR and the team’s external relations. A passionate sailor since his early years, he sailed the first Round the World Race and, later, the Atlantic Triangle (during which his yacht, Guia III, was hit and sunk by a killer whale in the mid of the Atlantic Ocean), several ocean races and IOR World Championships, Admiral’s Cups and Sardinia Cups, with good results. In the Olympic classes, he raced in the Star class. In his professional carrier he has been, amongst other appointments, the ADC of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and the Director of Communication and External Relations of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the world motorsport governing body). He has been involved in all the challenges of Luna Rossa for the America’s Cup.