My passion is turning impossible dreams into reality.
I love projects that are extraordinary, unthinkable, improbable.

Some might call me crazy. I would say I'm a man trying to change the world, to revolutionise the way people think.
But mainly I'm a provocateur, a dreamer, an enthusiast.

1967 1985 1988 1990 2008
1967

Son of Claude Pallanca, university lecturer and dental surgeon, and Hélène Pastor, company director, Gildo Pallanca Pastor was born on 1 April 1967 in Monaco.

1985

After getting his A-levels in Mathematics, he left the Principality to study law in France and economics in Italy. A few years later, he completed his university education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1985

Aged 18, Gildo Pastor started a business specialised in renovating apartments, but was forced to register it in his parents' name, as he was below the legal age required to create a company at the time.

At 18, I already felt a powerful desire to go out into the world. That first experience was not just an economic adventure, it was also about family independence.

1988

At just 21 years of age, he oversaw the construction of the Gildo Pastor Center, which to this day remains Monaco's largest office block. The 90,000 m2 building was built in honour of his grandfather.

My grandfather was a very intelligent person, but also very endearing. A true visionary and a tireless worker. He has always been an example to me.

1990

Heralding the "business angels" movement in Europe, Gildo Pastor invested in around twenty different companies he saw as innovative, based in Monaco or abroad, and mostly in the automotive or environmental sectors.

1990

Keen to promote the Principality on the airwaves, he founded Radio MC One (now Radio Monaco) in the late 90s. Broadcasting from Bordighera to Saint-Tropez (FM broadcasting) and from Monaco and Paris (Digital Audio Broadcasting), Radio Monaco is an innovative station that plays mainly electro-pop music. In May 2020, the online radio station 'Radio Monaco - Made in New York' was created, building a musical bridge between Monaco, France and New York.

2008

Gildo Pastor took a gamble, going into the brewing business with a traditional-style beer made in Monaco. Creating the Brasserie de Monaco, he successfully revived a lost tradition, following in the footsteps of the Principality's first ever brewery, which was opened by Prince Albert I in 1905, on the site now occupied by the Gildo Pastor Center. Based at Port Hercule, the Brasserie has become an institution for fans of local cuisine and after work drinks.

Early life, budding entrepreneur Automotive passions Electric adventure A taste for challenges Responsibilities and honours
1986 1995
1986

A motor sports fan since childhood, Gildo Pallanca Pastor raced competitively for the first time at the wheel of a Renault 5 Turbo 2, aged 20. He took part in many races all over the world, in various series: Volant Elf, Rally-raid, Porsche Supercup, Renault Europa Cup, Paris-Dakar or the 24 Hours of Daytona…

1995

At the wheel of a Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, he set a world speed record driving on ice in Finland, reaching a top speed of 315 km/h and an average speed of 296 km/h.

My Bugatti was only fitted with standard tracked tyres, no studs. When I hit the speed of 296 km/h on a 7 km frozen lake, I couldn't believe it. I was so happy.

Early life, budding entrepreneur Automotive passions Electric adventure A taste for challenges Responsibilities and honours
2000 2004 2010
2000

Gildo Pallanca Pastor bought Venturi, a French constructor specialising in sports cars, founded in 1984 by Claude Poiraud and Gérard Godefroy, and aimed to turn the company into an electric automotive pioneer.

I always had it in my mind to build an electric car. Racing against Venturi, I saw plenty of interesting things, but the 'force of innovation' was missing.

2004

Venturi unveiled its all-new Fétish, the world's first electric sports car. It was followed by four concept cars: the Volage, the America, the Eclectic and the Astrolab.

2010

While electric cars were finally becoming more mainstream, electric motorcycles were still very much in their infancy. Gildo Pallanca Pastor saw a unique opportunity, and in 2010 bought the French motorcycle constructor Voxan, which had gone into liquidation.

Mobility in town means two wheels, three wheels, and four wheels. At Venturi, we're just as interested in sports cars as we are in delivery vehicles.

Early life, budding entrepreneur Automotive passions Electric adventure A taste for challenges Responsibilities and honours
2009 2013
2009

With Venturi, Gildo Pastor racked up a host of world records: the 3,000 HP Venturi Buckeye Bullet (VBB) beat its own speed records year after year. Resembling a rocket on wheels, the vehicle reached 487 km/h in 2009, then 495 km/h in 2010 and 549 km/h in 2016, a record that has yet to be equalled.

2013

Gildo Pallanca Pastor created his own team to compete in Formula E, the FIA world championship for electric single-seater cars. The team immediately became the championship's official constructor in 2014, and is now competing for the sixth successive season, under the name ROKiT Venturi Racing.

Still today, Venturi continues to set new records and world firsts: developing the first polar exploration vehicle capable of withstanding extreme temperatures (-50°C), setting distance and endurance records for electric vehicles without assistance…

Early life, budding entrepreneur Automotive passions Electric adventure A taste for challenges Responsibilities and honours
2000 2009 2011 2012 2015
2000

Until 2015, Gildo Pallanca Pastor was President of the Environment and Sustainable Development section at the Economic and Social Council of Monaco

2009

He was made a Knight of the Order of Saint Charles by Prince Albert II of Monaco, in recognition of his services to the Principality and the Princely Family.

2011

Gildo Pastor was made a Knight of the Legion of Honour (Légion d’honneur) by Jean Todt, President of the FIA.

2012

He was named Honorary Consul of Malaysia in Monaco.

2015

Gildo Pastor was appointed Consul General of Monaco in New York.

Early life, budding entrepreneur Automotive passions Electric adventure A taste for challenges Responsibilities and honours

PASTOR S.A.M. processes the data collected to ensure users’ browsing on the Site and the processing of their contact requests as well as communication on its products and services. To find out more about the management of your personal data and to exercise your rights, you may refer to the privacy policy accessible at the following address: https://www.gildo.com/en/privacy-policy/

The information collected through the contact form is recorded in a computerized file by PASTOR S.A.M., 7 rue du Gabian 98000 Monaco. The legal basis for processing is user consent. Data marked with an asterisk in the contact form must be provided.

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy