EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Italia

  • Lucio Rossetto

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Graduated in Aeronautical Engineering, he began the career in Germany working for the BMW Rolls-Royce Aeroengines. Subsequently Lucio devoted himself to consulting in the airport and airline sector for Roland Berger (1996-1999) and then in Italy for McKinsey (1999-2006). In 2006 he joined Coop as director of the Hypermarkets and Non-food division first and then as CEO of Coop Sicilia.
    In 2015 Rossetto joined Lagardère Travel Retail Italy as Chief Executive Officer with the aim of unifying and developing the group's activities in the country. Since 2017 he is a member of the international Management Board of the group. He enjoys winter skiing, Mediterranean scents and summer flavours.

  • Giorgio Fipaldini

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Graduated in Management Engineering in Padua and obtained an MBA in Cardiff Business School in the UK, he gained many years of experience as an Accenture consultant in corporate restructuring projects and industrial plans, working with such international groups as Fiat Group, Electrolux Professional and General Electric. In 2006 Fipaldini joined the Save Group as a head of Strategic Planning, Business Development and Investor Relations. In 2010 he held the same roles, also assuming responsibility for the management control of the Airest Group, subsequently taking over the position of CFO of the company. At the end of 2013, following the acquisition of Airest by the Lagardère Group, he assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer of Lagardère Travel Retail Italy. Giorgio loves traveling and skiing and is found of cars.

  • Alberto Niero

    Sales, Marketing & Development Vice President

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    Graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Venice, in 1989 he began the professional experience in Gruppo Coin group as Head of Management Control. After about 6 years in Gruppo Coin from 1995 to 2011 Alberto held the position of Global Commercial Director in various international companies operating in the world of sportswear and fashion with groups such as Benetton, Nordica, Lotto, Staff International and Valentino Fashion Group. In 2011 he joined Airest as Head of Sales & International Development, developing in particular the business in the United Arab Emirates and China, where Niero also held the position of Chief Executive Officer. In 2013, following the acquisition of Airest by the Lagardère Group, he took on the position of Sales, Marketing & Development Vice President of Lagardère Travel Retail Italia. He enjoys sports, especially basketball and water sports.

  • Andrea Arrighi

    Human Resources & Organization Vice President

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    Andrea graduated in Law from the University of Ferrara and attended a specialization course on HR at the Bocconi University in Milan. After an experience in Enimont (chemistry) in the field of Labor Relations, he was responsible for the Industrial Relations of the Nordica / Benetton Sportsystem Group. From 1994 to 2002 Arrighi was an HR Director of the Seima Group (automotive components) and later Stefanel (fashion). From 2004 to 2010 he held the position of HR Director of Acegas Aps (multiutility) and then joined Airest with the same role, taking on the responsibility of Human Resources & Organization Vice President of Lagardère Travel Retail Italia from 2015. He loves traveling, reading books and newspapers by the sea.

  • Piero Fuggi

    Supply Chain & Customs Management VP

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    A graduate in Economics, he began the career as an ERP Consultant in the tobacco sector. In 2005 he assumed the role of IT Project Manager FCO - Fiumicino Airport Rome gaining many years of experience in re-engineering projects for sales, retail and maintenance processes. The first contact with Lagardère took place in 2013, with the participation in the start-up project of LTR Roma in the role of Chief Information Officer and responsible for relations with customs authorities. In 2017, after the acquisition of Airest by the Lagardère Group, Fuggi assumed the position of Supply Chain & Customs Management Vice President of Lagardère Travel Retail Italy. Piero loves travel fiction, opera and the piano.

  • Alberto Signor

    Chief Information Officer & Chief Technical Officer

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    After graduating in Computer Science at the University of Udine, and a brief experience as a UNIX system engineer, he took on the role of IT manager in SIMAC S.p.A and later in the Acciaierie Bertoli Safau. In 2010 Alberto became Airest's IT manager and in 2011 he definitively covered the role of CIO of the group. In 2015, following the acquisition by the Lagardère group and the subsequent reorganization, Signor became Chief Information Officer of Lagardère Travel Retail Italy. At the end of 2017 he also assumes the role of Chief Technical Officer. Alberto loves skiing, football and mountain climbing.

  • Velia Berardi

    Operations Vice President - Duty Free & Luxury

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    After graduating as a Tourist Operator, in 1987 she joined the Travel Retail sector, becoming Shop Advisor, in the FCO Duty Free division - Fiumicino Airport Rome. In 1998 Velia became responsible for the logistics of the stores, up to covering in 2000 the role of Shop Supervisor for the PC part of all FCO sales points. In 2004 she took on the position of Store Manager of the most important sales point of Rome Airport (FCO1). In 2006 Berardi also held the same position for the FCO4 and FCO2 stores, until she became Operations Manager in 2008. From 2018 Velia served as Operations Vice President for the Duty Free & Fashion Business Line in Italy. Velia loves the mountains and long walks in the open air. In her spare time Velia takes care of her garden.

  • Mauro Garlani

    Operations Vice President - Foodservice & Travel Essentials

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    From 1976 to 2013, Mauro trained and grew professionally in the Autogrill group, where he held various tasks in the Operations sector, up to becoming Executive Sales Manager.
    Subsequently, he carries out consultancy activities for the major Italian commercial catering companies, further consolidating the significant experience in the Food & Beverage and Travel Retail business, managing the Operations processes in the sales networks of companies with an international profile. Since 2016 Garlani has been the Vice President of Operations Lagardère Travel Retail Italy for the Foodservice Business Lines and Travel Essentials. He loves the sea and sports, especially cycling and skiing.