Francesca Bortolotto, President and CEO of the Bauer Hotel Group in Venice, is also a public figure and a patron of the arts. She is on the board of Save Venice, sponsors the Zuecca Project Space, presents the Ca’ Foscari Award at Venice’s international literary festival, and serves on the board of Altagamma Foundation.

Last but not least, she is a successful entrepreneur in the field of high-quality wine.