Lavazza appoints new Board of Directors
The Shareholders’ Meeting of Lavazza S.p.A. has appointed its new Board of Directors, which will remain in office for the next three years until the approval of the 2025 Financial Statements.
Giuseppe Lavazza was appointed Chairman, while Alberto Lavazza assumed the position of Honorary Chairman.
“I intend to continue following our strategic growth path, consolidating the line charted over the last 15 years under Alberto Lavazza’s Chairmanship. We will continue to strengthen our presence in key segments and markets for the Group, looking carefully at new opportunities and continuing to invest in research and development,” says Giuseppe Lavazza, Lavazza Group Chairman.
The Shareholders’ Meeting also reappointed Marco Lavazza as Vice Chairman, who was elected in 2011, and Antonella, Francesca and Manuela Lavazza as board directors, as well as Antonio Baravalle and Enrico Cavatorta as Lavazza Group CEO and Chief Financial and Corporate Officer respectively.
Completing the new Board of Directors, which has a total of 13 members including five independent directors, are the reappointed Robert Kunze-Concewitz, Campari Chief Executive Officer, Nunzio Pulvirenti, Ferrero Advisory Board member, and Roberto Spada, Spada and Partners Managing Partner. Joining them on the Board of Directors are new independent members Silvia Candiani, Vice President Telecommunication at Microsoft, and Daniel Winteler, Managing Director Extraordinary Operations and Business Development at The European House Ambrosetti.
The outgoing members of Lavazza’s Board of Directors are Pietro Boroli, Vice Chairman at De Agostini S.p.A., Gabriele Galateri di Genola e di Suniglia, Chairman at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Antonio Marcegaglia, Chairman at Marcegaglia Steel S.p.A., and Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the family-owned company.
“In my more than 60 years with the company, 15 of them as Chairman, I have had the opportunity to get to know and learn from the first generation of the family, but most importantly from the second, helping to chart out with my cousin Emilio some of the major changes that have seen Lavazza grow and evolve over the years,” says Alberto Lavazza.
“This has allowed me to communicate our family’s vision and heritage of values down through the generations, as well as a sense of responsible leadership that is open to new challenges and creates a bridge between the present, past and future of the company.”
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