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We are the only association in the consumer goods industry that is truly global, while embracing both retailers and manufacturers. We are also run by a unique Board, consisting of the global CEOs of 50 of our members. Take a look through the list of CEOs, and their respective companies, who are helping to drive positive change globally.

 

Chairman of Barilla Group and Barilla Centre for Food & Nutrition

After studies in philosophy, he started his career in the Company in 1982 with a two years experience abroad in the Sales Department at Barilla France, a subsidiary of the Group.  After his European training, he completed a number of stages in the United States at several American food companies.

Once he returned to Parma, he was appointed as executive of the Company in July 1986 and was principally engaged in the Group’s International expansion.  During the same year, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Barilla G. & R. F.lli S.p.A., appointed as Vice Chairman in May 1988.

Following his father’s death, in October 1993 he was nominated as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Barilla G. e R. F.lli S.p.A. and Group Chairman as of March 2003.
Since 2009 he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Barilla Center for food & Nutrition.

He was born in Milan, Italy on July 30, 1958.

About the Barilla Group

Barilla, which was originally established in 1877 as a bread and pasta shop in Parma, is today one of Italy's most important food groups. It is the leader in the pasta business worldwide, in the pasta sauces business in continental Europe, in the bakery products business in Italy and in the crispbread business in Scandinavia.

Barilla employs 14,000 people, owns 43 production facilities (14 in Italy and 29 worldwide) and exports to more than 100 countries for a total turnover of 4 Billions euro. Every year about 2,500,000 tons of food products, sold under the Barilla, Mulino Bianco, Voiello, Pavesi, Wasa, Harry’s, Lieken Urkorn and Golden Toast, Alixir, Academia Barilla, Misko (Greece), Filiz (Turkey), Yemina and Vesta (Mexico) brands, are a feature of dining tables the world over.

 

Board Co-Chair:
Retailer College 

Ian COOK

 

Board Co-Chair:
Manufacturing College

Olaf KOCH

 

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