Board of Directors

Massimo Zanetti

Chairman and CEO
Born in Villorba (Treviso), on February 12, 1948.
He obtained an honorary degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Camerino. In 1973 he acquired the Segafredo roasting plant in Rastignano (Bologna) and started a process of expansion abroad, beginning from European countries then continuing to every continent through the acquisition of new companies, roasting plants and plantations, creating the first private Group in the world in the coffee industry, fully integrated through the oversight of the entire production chain. From 1994 to 1996 he was a Senator of the Italian Republic. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of the Issuer and Chairman of several Group companies.

Matteo Zanetti

Director
Born in Treviso on March 8, 1977.
In 1996 he obtained a High School Diploma in Accounting with specialization in Business Management at the College Pio X in Treviso. From 1997 to 2000 he continued his studies at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Science, and at the University of Florence. From 2000 to 2002 he had various work / training experiences in Group companies. Between 2002 and 2003 he founded Segafredo Zanetti Coffee System S.p.A. and became its Chairman, a position he currently holds. He is also a director of the Issuer and of several Group companies.

Laura Zanetti

Director
Born in Treviso on March 12, 1974.
She earned a degree in law from the University of Bologna. She practiced law at the law firm Bernini in Bologna while working with the legal department and foreign trade office of Segafredo Zanetti S.p.A. Since its foundation in 2007, she has been a director of, and has managed, the Zanetti Foundation Onlus, which helps disadvantaged children in Italy and in the world. She is also a director of the Issuer and of several Group companies.


 

Pascal Héritier

Director and General Manager COO
Born in Sierre, Switzerland, on 31 March 1968. After being awarded a Master’s Degree in accounting and finance in Switzerland, he acquired experience in the financial and administrative sector with a pharmaceutical company and later with an IT company. He then became CFO and Administrative Officer of the first wine cellar in Geneva, Switzerland. In 2001 he joined MZB Group, initially as person responsible for the consolidated financial statements and liaison person with banks at the Geneva holding. Since 2004 he has been a director at the newly acquired companies of the Group, Segafredo Zanetti Japan Ltd and Puccinos. He later became Director and then CEO of the sub-holding Massimo Zanetti Beverage SA. He was then entrusted with the management of the company Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Worldwide Ltd., which manages the network of franchised Segafredo Zanetti Espresso stores. He later became CEO of the company. In January 2011 he moved to Italy to join the Issuer’s General Management. For some years, he has participated in and led MZB Group’s M&A transactions, the most recent of which is the acquisition of the Café Pacaembu roasting plant in Brazil, which represents a milestone in terms of strengthening business development in Latin America. The previous acquisitions he led were that of the Boncafé Group of Companies, in Asia and The Bean Alliance in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently Group Chief Operating Officer and Head of the APAC/Cafés area.  

Leonardo Rossi

Director and CFO
Born in Piacenza on April 12, 1972, he graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. From 1998 to 2000 he worked in the Finance Department at Sisal group and, from 2000 to 2003, in the Strategic Planning Department of Hutchison 3G Italia (nowadays "WindTre"). In 2003 he joined Barilla group as Finance Manager and from 2006 to 2007 he was in Chicago working in the US subsidiary. In October 2008 he worked with Rana group as Finance Manager Export Markets where, until 2011, he followed the European subsidiaries and, from 2001 to 2016, he has been engaged in the start-up of the American subsidiaries in Chicago and New York. Since May 2016 he has been working with the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. as Finance Director. Leonardo Rossi was appointed Director of the Board of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. on June 18, 2018. From the same date he has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (in charge also of Compliance, Legal, IT), Director responsible for the internal control and risk management system and Responsible of the Inside Information Management Function.

Monika Dutkiewicz

Director
Born in Jastrzębie (Poland) in 1974, Monika Dutkiewcz graduated in economics at the University of Economics in Cracow. In 2001 she gained ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Glasgow, UK) and later in 2006 the FCCA status. In 2019 she attended Management course at ICAN (Harvard Business Review) and in October 2019 she started the International MBA at Cracow Business School and St. Gallen (CH) Business School. She started her career at PwC in 1998 at the Cracow’s Office, and in 2002 she was transferred to the PwC Zurich, CH Office as Senior Associate. In October 2002 she joined Segafredo Zanetti Poland as Finance and Administration Director. In 2008 she was nominated for the first time as Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Segafredo Zanetti Poland and since 2017 she is Managing Director of Segafredo Zanetti Poland.

Mara Vanzetta

Lead Independent Director
Graduated in economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 1991 (supervisor: Mr. Confalonieri). In the same year, she began working in a major firm in Milan and became a partner thereof in 1994. In October 2014, she became the reference partner. Specialised in corporate and tax consulting and corporate restructuring, she works and has worked with many private equity funds and real estate investment funds. She is an independent director, including Chairwoman, of AMERICAN EXPRESS ITALIA S.r.l. and director of SNAITECH S.p.A., as well as member of several boards of statutory auditors.

Giorgio Valerio

Independent Director
Born in Milan on 13 July 1966, graduated in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1989, Giorgio was in charge of Italy's financial markets and institutional investors at Schroder Securities Ltd from September 1989 to 1992. He was subsequently appointed as officer of Mediobanca's Equity investments and special affairs' services, in the advisory, corporate finance and M&A sectors and Corporate Deputy Chairperson of the holding company. In January 2001, he was appointed as Corporate Director for RCS Mediagroup's development, planning and management control. From 2003 to 2005, he acted as the Managing Director of Unidad Editorial SA, a media group based in Spain owned by RCS Mediagroup. From 2006 to 2010, he acted as RCS Quotidiani's Managing Director and held several positions in other RCS Mediagroup companies. Since 2011, he has been Advisor and Venture Capitalist for several companies operating in the TMT and digital sectors. From 2011 to 2013, he was non-executive Director and member of Prelios' Nomination and Remuneration Committee. From 2012 to 2014, Giorgio was Primi sui Motori's Advisor and non-executive Director. This company is listed on the Milan stock exchange and provides Digital Marketing & Advertising B2B corporate services. He was also non-executive Director of the Argenta Group, one of Italy's leading companies in the vending industry. Between 2014 and 2017, he was non-executive Director and member of Telecom Italia's Risk and Control Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Currently he also holds the office of independent director in the Boards of Directors of Banca MPS, SPAC ALP.I. S.p.A. and the Issuer.

Ivana Casonato

Independent Director
Born in Villorba (TV) on December 4, 1962. In 1995 she obtained a High School Diploma in Accounting from the Istituto Tecnico Commerciale “G.Leopardi” in Treviso. From 1995 to 2003 she continued her studies in Economics at the University of Padova and University “Ca’ Foscari” of Venice. In 1979, he began his professional career at the firm of Mr. Filippo Duodo, now Studio Duodo & Pivato (chartered accountants and associated business consultants), where he gained significant tax, accounting and corporate experience in the manufacturing, property and commercial sectors.