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Antonio Baravalle
Chief Executive Officer

After studying biology at university, Antonio completed a Master’s in Business Administration and began his professional career in the marketing and sales department at Diageo (1992).


In 1999, he moved to Fiat Group, where he gained important professional experience. In 2003, he was appointed Vice President Marketing for the Alfa Romeo brand and, in 2004, CEO of Lancia, before becoming Alfa Romeo CEO in 2005. 


He left Fiat Group in 2008 to take up the post of CEO at publisher Giulio Einaudi Editore (Mondadori Group). In 2010, he was also appointed General Educational Manager at Mondadori and CEO at Mondadori Electa.


Since 2011, he has been CEO of Luigi Lavazza S.p.A., leading the Group's drive for growth and internationalization, a process in which he has played a leading role over the years.


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Enrico Cavatorta
Chief Financial & Corporate Officer

In 1985, Enrico began his professional career in the Finance and Control Office at Procter & Gamble Italy, where he remained until 1993. After gaining three years’ experience as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., during which he worked on various strategic projects, in 1996 he joined Piaggio as head of Group Planning and Control.


In 1999, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Luxottica Group, where he stayed for 15 years in positions of increasing responsibility, becoming General Manager and then CEO for Corporate Functions. After this important experience, he joined fashion retail group Yoox-Net a Porter as Chief Financial and Corporate Officer.


In 2019, he moved to Lavazza Group in the same capacity.


In 2020, he joined the Board of Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. as executive director.


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Mario Cerutti
Chief Institutional Relations and Sustainability Officer

After graduating in economics from the University of Turin, Mario completed an MBA at the University of Dallas.


He joined Lavazza Group in 1986 and, after a wide-ranging career, currently holds the position of Chief Institutional Relations and Sustainability Officer.


He is also Secretary of the non-profit Giuseppe e Pericle Lavazza Foundation.


He was President of the European Coffee Federation (ECF) from 2004 to 2007 and from 2017 to 2020.


He is currently President of the Italian Coffee Committee (Comitato Italiano del Caffè).


He is a member of the boards of the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC), International Coffee Partners (ICP) and World Coffee Research (WCR).


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Enrico Contini
Chief Human Resources Officer

After graduating in law with a specialization in labour law, Enrico began his professional career in Eni Group, followed by almost 18 years at Unilever Italy. Here, after a career both in Italy and abroad, he was appointed National HR Director, becoming a board director and a member of the HR Executive board in Europe.


After a stint at Il Sole 24 Ore, he moved to the fashion sector, first in Miroglio and then, in 2013, in Guccio Gucci S.p.A. as Worldwide HR Director, working in business environments undergoing organizational transformation and expanding on international markets.


Since May 2017, he has been Chief Human Resources Officer at Lavazza Group. 


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Sergio Cravero
Chief Marketing Officer

After graduating from the Politecnico di Torino in mechanical engineering, Sergio went on to complete a Master’s in Business Administration at the Politecnico di Milano.


In 1986, he joined Fiat Group where he held various positions in HR, Marketing, Sales and Product Development before becoming Marketing Director for the Alfa Romeo brand and subsequently its CEO.


At the end of 2012, he left the automotive industry for the FMCG sector and joined Lavazza Group, first as a consultant and then as Business Development and Merger and Acquisition Director.


Since 2015, he has been the Group’s Chief Marketing Officer.


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Mauro Mantovani
Chief Commercial Officer

After graduating in economics and commerce, with a specialization in marketing, at Cattolica University in Milan, Mauro began his professional career in Unilever Italy’s commercial and marketing office, before moving to the Marketing Customer Management office at corporate HQ in the Netherlands.


In 2002, he joined the commercial office of Ferrero Italy, where he gained experience in positions of increasing responsibility before becoming General Manager South East Asia at Singapore-based Ferrero Asia.


In 2013, he moved to Mondelez International as Multi-Category Director Asia.


In early 2014, he joined Lavazza Group as Group Chief Commercial Officer, a post he continues to hold today.


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Simona Musso
Chief Legal Officer – General Counsel

After graduating in law from the University of Turin, Simona practised for several years at a well-known Turin law firm before joining Lavazza Group in 1996 as Legal Counsel.


In 2001, she became General Counsel, reporting directly to the CEO and in charge of the Group Legal and Corporate Affairs Team at headquarters in Turin, as well as coordinating the legal teams of foreign subsidiaries.

She is responsible for compliance across the entire group and for the corporate obligations of Italian and foreign subsidiaries, as well as acting as Secretary at Meetings of the Board of Directors.


Since 2017, she has worked with ESCP as Visiting Professor of International Business Law & Food Regulations (MSC in Food & Beverage Management) and with Turin University’s Institute of European Studies.


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Eleuterio Quagliarini
Chief Operations Officer

With a degree in electrical engineering from University of Naples Federico II, Eleuterio specialized in Leading Change and Organization Renewal at Harvard and then took a Master’s in Skill Coaching in Milan.


In 1984, after working as a technical-commercial officer for NCR Corporation, he joined Barilla Group, where he subsequently managed two production facilities and designed and implemented a number of innovative organization systems.

In 2000, after the acquisition of WASA Bakery, he became the company’s Supply Chain Director in Stockholm, before returning to Barilla’s Global Pasta B.U. in 2002 as General Director Industrial Processes. In this post, he managed 12 production facilities in various countries, involving operations, strategic planning, industrial development and the co-ordination of around 1,800 people.


From 2006 to 2008, he was Industrial Director at Kamps in Dűsseldorf, where he managed the integration of an industrial network of 24 German and Dutch production facilities into the Barilla Bakery group.


From 2008 to 2011, he was General Manager Industrial Area during the relaunch of Nuova Parmalat.


In 2012, he joined Lavazza Group as Chief Operations Officer. Over the years, he has redesigned the entire production network and its organization and industrial relations, and expanded the business by integrating acquired brands and their production and distribution networks.


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Gabriella Ruggieri
Chief Quality & Procurement Officer

After graduating in electronic engineering, with a specialization in telecommunications, at Università Politecnica delle Marche, Gabriella began her career at Fiat Group in 1996, where she worked in various departments for 23 years.


After serving as a UTE Quality Auditor and Technologist in the Manufacturing area, she moved to Style, as Interiors Project Manager, and then to Purchasing, in a career that led to her becoming first Senior Buyer Interiors and then head of Supplier Quality Electrical & Electronics, before being appointed Supplier Quality Director at GM FIAT Worldwide Purchasing.


She worked in FCA Quality for over eight years (quality manager for segments A, B and L0) and, in her final years at FCA Group, was Head of Cost Engineering EMEA and lastly Global Head of Planning, Methods & Cost Control, with global responsibility for Target Costing, Should Cost Analysis and Value Optimization for all the Group’s vehicles.


In 2018, she joined Lavazza Group as Chief Quality & Procurement Officer. 


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Fabio Scaltritti
Chief R&D Officer

Fabio graduated in mechanical engineering at Politecnico di Milano, where he also completed a Master’s in Business Administration.


After working in product engineering, Fabio joined Whirlpool Corporation, initially as a production manager and then as EMEA Refrigeration Product Engineering Director.

His next assignment was to manage the Cassinetta plants and guide the transformation of the facility in line with the company’s new mission.


From 2015 to 2017, he was President of Whirlpool Poland and Senior Director of the Wroclaw (Poland) facility, where he managed the Indesit integration under the industrial plan.


He joined Lavazza Group in November 2017 as Coffee Machine Development and Production Director and was appointed Group Chief R&D Officer in January 2020.


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