I was born in Brescia on 10 February 1968 and studied in Brescia, Lausanne, Geneva, Rome, London and Lugano. In 1991 I obtained a B.A. in Business Studies from Franklin University in Lugano. I then joined the family business, where I handled the procurement of raw materials. After living in New York for four years I returned to Italy, where I started to cultivate my own interests and get seriously involved in charity work. For about twenty years I have been actively involved with various non-profit organisations and foundations, focusing on fundraising aspects.
I have always had a keen interest in art and devote considerable time and energy to this passion of mine.
I have one son, Carlo, to whom I hope to pass on good teachings and the means to develop a sense of curiosity
Corriere della sera, 27th November 2012
Art? Life is greyer without it
Umberta Gnutti Beretta recounts herself
Interview by Massimo Minini