Board of Directors
Giorgio Ferraris began his career in the synthesis laboratory of Zschimmer & Schwarz – a German company that produces surfactants and emulsifiers. He took responsibility for pilot plants and quality control laboratories. He first worked in the technical support department, then sales, and later became Business Manager of the 3V Group’s Detergents Division Specialty Chemicals sector.He became Corporate Business Director, with responsibility for Business Managers across the company’s eight divisions. In 1995 he moved to Manhattan and took the role of Executive Vice President of 3V Inc. in Weehawken, NJ, USA, with plants in South Carolina. In 2003 he returned to Italy and was involved with Mondadori’s graphic activities across five plants. This included responsibilities for captive relationships with Mondadori in Segrate and relationships with international key customers including Ikea, National Geographic, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He later became President of the European Association for Rotogravure printing (ERA). In 2012, he became Managing Director of the Italian branch of CTI Invest, which is part of the Austrian Trierenberg Group – a world leader in tobacco packaging. In 2013 he joined Fine Foods, first as General Manager and then as CEO. In 2013, he joined the Board of Mondo Convenienza, which he gave up in 2014 due to its incompatibility with Fine Foods activities. After obtaining a Pharmacy Degree from the University of Pavia, he attended academic programmes in Strategy and Finance for Executives at Harvard Business School.
Federico Oriani obtained an accounting diploma in 1975. He began his career as a General Manager’s Assistant in 1978 at Palazzo S.p.A. – a company producing cables for special applications. Between 1980 to 1981 he was Production Manager of Tunisie Cables SA and from 1981 to 1982, of Riva Steel S.p.A. In 1982 he worked in the corporate group belonging to the family business Teleco Cavi S.p.A., holding the following positions: (i) from 1984 to 1987, General Manager of Teleco Fibre S.p.A.; (ii) from 1987 to 1988, Chief Executive Officer of Codelca S.p.A.; (iii) from 1988 to 1992, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Gruppo Teleco Cavi S.p.A. In 1992, the family listed Teleco Cavi S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange and sold all its investments to Siemens AG. In 1992 he became Chairman of the Tecno Delta S.p.A. family asset management company. From 1994 to 1997, he was Cavotec SA Vice President – a company listed on the Stockholm NASDAQ OMX. Since 2007, he has been Chairman of Eaux Valdotaines S.r.l., a company that deals with the design, construction, and management of small hydroelectric power plants in Italy, particularly in the Valle d’Aosta region.
Marco Costaguta has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) and an INSEAD business administration master’s degree. He began his career in the United States at Hewlett-Packard Andover, where he was Quality Control Manager of the biomedical equipment manufacturing process. Between 1985 to 1988 he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Milan, dealing with strategy and operations projects for Italian and multinational companies.Between 1989 to 2012 he joined Bain & Company, where he led strategy, operations and organisation projects in the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, process industries, information technology, publishing, private equity sectors in Italy, the United Kingdom and Europe. Between 1997 to 2000 he was a Bain & Company WW board of directors’ member. From 2012 to 2016 he was a member of the Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. Investment Committee. In 2012 he founded the strategic consultancy firm Long Term Partners of which he is President.