‘Books and reading are absolutely indispensable to our European democracy,’ Ricardo Levi says on taking the federation’s presidency.
Media messaging from Brussels tells us that Ricardo Franco Levi, the current president of the Association of Italian Publishers (Associazione Italiana Editori, AIE), has today (November 4) been named president of the Federation of European Publishers.
The move has been anticipated, as Levi was made vice-president to Peter Kraus vom Cleff, the outgoing president and managing director of the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, Germany’s publishers and booksellers association.
Levi has been made a special envoy of Rome, as well, to the Guest of Honor Italy program that the AIE is leading for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024.
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Article courtesy of Porter Anderson, Publishing Perspectives
Photo: Newly elected officers of the Federation of European Publishers are, from left, Sakari Laiho, Jessica Sänger, Ricardo Franco Levi, Sonia Draga, Catherine Blache, and Phaedon Kidoniatisù