IN THE FIRST EDITION of Tete-a-Tea, our goal is to uncover the more personal side of some eminent personalities we admire. Beyond their professional achievements, these industry leaders have much more to offer.Today, we focus on the magnetic personality behind the renowned Tonino Lamborghini brand: Tonino Lamborghini himself. Apart from his business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit, Tonino is renowned for his unique charm, which he seamlessly integrates into his brand identity. In this exclusive interview, we explore Tonino's life outside the boardroom, discovering his leisure pursuits, favorite vacation spots, and more.

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If you weren't in your current role, what profession or career path do you think you would have pursued?
It never occurred to me. Since childhood, I've had clear goals and dreams. I aspired to continue my father's legacy while adding my personal touch. This is exactly what I've always wanted to do.

After a hectic day at work, how do you like to unwind and recharge?
In my leisure time, I love visiting museums and exploring antique markets. Gardening is another passion of mine, allowing me to connect with nature and my surroundings using my bare hands.

What's one skill or talent you've always wanted to learn or develop outside of your professional life?
Throughout the day, ideas constantly come to mind while I'm eating, driving, or engaged in various activities. However, it's challenging for me to organize and process these ideas simultaneously due to my busy schedule. Therefore, I delegate the task of manually designing them to someone else.

If you could have a tea party with any historical figure, who would you invite?
In the past, I envisioned having a conversation with the great Mahatma Gandhi over tea. Now, given the opportunity, I would opt to have tea with President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

What's the most adventurous thing you've ever done, either personally or professionally?
When I was very young, I remember being in the Philippines and choosing to spend time in a forest without protection or means to hunt, lacking any weapons. I was a child without knowledge of directions, simply wandering in a forest without food or water, appreciating nature's beauty.

If you could live anywhere in the world for a year, where would you choose and what would you do there?
Dubai is the place! This destination offers a combination of modern art and a glimpse into the future like no other. Dubai is a magical reality on this planet.