Graziella Zanoletti

Graziella Zanoletti

President and Founder

Graziella Zanoletti is an entrepreneur and the founder of Elite Rent-a-Car in Geneva, a luxury car-rental company. But not just any cars: the latest models available on the market, before anybody else, delivered anywhere, any time of day or night, as per the client's wishes. In 20 years (Elite founded in 1987) she has made total flexibility and service quality the trademarks of her company.

Italy-born, Graziella has made Elite a global network with operational stations in several countries. In 2003-2004, her accomplishments gained her the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year award. In 2006 she was invited to the first Business Community Roundtable against Human Trafficking, and to the World Economic Forum's Davos meeting.

She communicates with her emotions and leads by example. This sense of responsibility has led her to long term engagements in supporting various projects around the world, and to the creation of Friends of Humanity.

She says: "I am convinced that a positive attitude can change the world. I believe in women of the past and women of the future. Our mothers were there to protect our homes. We are here today to prepare our daughters who will change the world".