People: Luxottica Group SpA (LUX.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonardo Del Vecchio

79 1961 Chairman of the Board

Fabio d'Angelantonio

2009 Chief Marketing Officer, President of Sunglass Hut

Nicola Brandolese

2014 President of Retail Optical of Americas

Massimo Vian

42 2015 Co-Chief Executive Officer for Product & Operations, Director

Luigi Francavilla

1991 Vice Chairman of the Board

Stefano Grassi

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Financial Reporting Officer

Adil Mehboob-Khan

2015 Co-Chief Executive Officer for Markets, Director

Colin Baden

2009 Chief Executive Officer of Oakley

Chris Beer

2009 Chief Operating Officer of Optical Retail Australasia & Greater China

Lukas Ruecker

2013 President of EyeMed Vision Care

Carlo Privitera

2010 Chief Operating Officer of Retail Business Services and Distribution North America

Paolo Alberti

52 2009 Executive Vice President Wholesale

Nicola Pela

2005 Group Human Resources Director

Luca Fadda

2014 Group Corporate Shared Services Director

Sergio Farioli

2011 Head of Zero Waste Project

Antonio Miyakawa

2014 Senior Advisor Partnerships, Licensing & Style

Alessandro Nespoli

2013 Group Internal Audit Director

Cristina Parenti

2012 Group Corporate Communication and Public Relations Director

Paolo Pezzuto

2010 Group Commercial Service Strategy & Planning Director

Susanna Zatta

2012 Internal Communication Director

Marina Brogi

47 2015 Lead Independent Director

Claudio Del Vecchio

Non-Executive Director

Mario Notari

51 2015 Non-Executive Director

Luigi Feola

2015 Independent Director

Maria Pierdicchi

2015 Independent Director

Karl Heinz Salzburger

2015 Independent Director

Luciano Santel

2015 Independent Director

Cristina Scocchia

2015 Independent Director

Sandro Veronesi

55 2015 Independent Director

Andrea Zappia

2015 Independent Director

Mario Cattaneo

85 2003 Non-Executive Independent Director

Claudio Costamagna

59 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Elisabetta Magistretti

67 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Marco Mangiagalli

66 2009 Non-Executive Independent Director

Anna Puccio

51 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Alessandra Senici

Group Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leonardo Del Vecchio

Dr. Leonardo Del Vecchio serves as Chairman of the Board at Luxottica Group SpA since 1961. He is founder of the Company operations. In 1986, the President of the Republic of Italy conferred on Dr. Del Vecchio the honor of Cavaliere dell’Ordine al Merito del Lavoro (Knight of the Order for Labor Merit). He is also Director of Beni Stabili SpA, GiVi Holding SA, and Gianni Versace SpA, of Kairos Partners Sgr SpA, Vice Chairman of Fonciere des Regions and a Director of Delfin S.a.r.l. and Aterno S.a.r.l.

Fabio d'Angelantonio

Mr. Fabio d'Angelantonio serves as Chief Marketing Officer, President of Sunglass Hut at Luxottica Group SpA since January 2009, while maintaining the role of Chief Marketing Officer of the Company that he has held since 2005. After experience with the European Union and in the Olivetti Marketing Department in Brussels and Madrid, He led the international department from 1995 to 2000 for the Belgian publishing house Editions Hemma (part of the Havas-Vivendi group). At the beginning of 2000, he joined Ciaoweb (Fiat-Ifil group) where he held the position of Channel Manager, eventually moving to Merloni Elettrodomestici, now Indesit Company, where he held increasingly senior positions ending in Brand & Advertising Manager, responsible for the management of the entire brand portfolio for the group. After receiving a degree in Business Administration in 1994 from the LUISS Guido Carli Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali in Rome, he completed an MBA in International Management at the United Business Institutes (UBI), Brussels in 1999.

Nicola Brandolese

Mr. Nicola Brandolese serves as President of Retail Optical of Americas at Luxottica Group SpA. since January 2014. Previously, he was Group Business Development Director and Chief Digital Officer from 2012 to January 2014. Before joining the Company Mr. Brandolese spent nine years with News Corporation, where he led Marketing, Sales and Product Management as Executive Vice President of Sky, joined at its start-up in 2003. Between 1997 and 2003 Mr. Brandolese shaped his management skills serving as Project Leader with The Boston Consulting Group and as Director of Sales and Business Strategy at Sapient Corporation. Prior to Management Consulting, Mr. Brandolese led Purchasing and Logistics at Erikstone OY AB in Finland. Mr. Brandolese holds a Master degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and a degree from Boston's Babson College.

Massimo Vian

Mr. Massimo Vian serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer for Product & Operations, Director at Luxottica Group SpA since January 19, 2015. He was Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Luxottica Group SpA until January 19, 2015. He is Co-Chief Executive Officer Operations and Product and as of 29 October 2014 ad interim CEO with all executive responsibilities. He is Chief Operating Officer at the firm since May 2010. He joined Luxottica Group SpA in 2005 as Head of Engineering and Industrial Engineering. As from January 2007 he moved to China with the role of Asia Operations Director. Before joining the Company, he was in charge of Industrial Engineering in Key Safety Systems, worked in England for Ephesus consulting and NACCO Materials Handling. He holds a degree in Management Engineering at the Universita degli Studi di Padova.

Luigi Francavilla

Mr. Luigi Francavilla serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Luxottica Group SpA since 1991. He joined the Company in 1968, has been Director since 1985, Vice Chairman since 1991. From 1977 until May 2009, he was Group Product and Design Director. From 1972 to 1977, he was General Manager of Luxottica Srl and, from 1969 to 1971, he served as Technical General Manager of Luxottica Srl. In addition, he is Chairman of Luxottica Srl. Mr. Francavilla is also a Director in the Venice branch of the Bank of Italy. He is also Director of the Venice Branch of Banca d'Italia.

Stefano Grassi

Dr. Stefano Grassi serves as a Chief Financial Officer and Financial Reporting Officer at Luxottica Group SpA since October 29, 2014.

Adil Mehboob-Khan

Mr. Adil Mehboob-Khan is a Co-Chief Executive Officer for Markets, Director at Luxottica Group SpA since January 19, 2015. He has been Chief Executive Officer and Director at firm since January 2015. He is a true world citizen and global leader. Born in London, his father from Pakistan and his mother Italian/Hungarian, he grew up in Rome before going to London University and graduating in Engineering. In 1987 he began his career in Procter & Gamble. This took him to lead large organizations across the globe with growing responsibilities on different product categories, and residing personally both in Europe and the US. Since 2011 he is President of Wella, which was acquired by Procter & Gamble in 2004. Wella counts approximately 4,000 employees in 50 countries, eight production facilities and Headquartersin Singapore, Los Angeles, Geneva and R&D centers in Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Singapore and Beijing. In the early part of his career Mr. Khan made a name for himself as one of the top marketing executives at P&G collecting a track record of successes while managing a vast portfolio of brands. He then worked in global innovation and design for P&G’s beauty sector. This led to a very fast track career to General Management – where he operationally led P&G’s largest beauty businesses across the US and Europe, achieving outstanding results. In 2009, he became the Vice President in charge of all the European retail beauty businesses. His eye for beauty, his passion for innovation and his ability to lead large and complex organizations resulted in his appointment to President of Global Salon Professional & Wella. Under his watch, Wella has transformed its strategy and flourished and Mr. Khan has made a high profile stance in the Salon Industry. Mr. Khan is both a strategist and an operational expert, but stands out mostly for his powerful leadership skills. He believes in flat-delayered hierarchies where execution can happen quickly and where passion for winning and initiative should be unhindered.

Colin Baden

Mr. Colin Baden serves as Chief Executive Officer of Oakley, subsidiary of Luxottica Group SpA since July 2009. He joined Oakley in February 1996 as Director of Design and served as Vice President of Design from February 1997 to February 1999. In February 1999, he was named President of Oakley. Prior to joining Oakley, he was a partner at Lewis Architects of Seattle, Washington for six years and began advising Oakley on company image and design issues in 1993.

Chris Beer

Mr. Chris Beer serves as Chief Operating Officer of Optical Retail Australasia & Greater China of Luxottica Group SpA since February 2009. Previously, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Asia-Pacific and China Retail Operations of Luxottica Group SpA, from 2003, having had 22 years of experience with the OPSM Group (later acquired by Luxottica). He held senior executive positions in sales and operations before being appointed International HR Manager for the OPSM Group in 1999 and General Manager Retail for OPSM Australia in 2001. Mr. Beer oversees group operations, marketing, merchandise, distribution and manufacturing for the Australia/NZ Region.

Lukas Ruecker

Mr. Lukas Ruecker is President of EyeMed Vision Care at Luxottica Group SA. He became the President of EyeMed Vision Care in 2013. He joined Luxottica in 2009 as the Senior Vice President of Strategy. Prior to Luxottica, Mr. Ruecker was Vice President of Strategy, New Channels and Emerging Markets for Staples, and began his career as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Mr. Ruecker holds advanced degrees in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Carlo Privitera

Mr. Carlo Privitera serves as Chief Operating Officer of Retail Business Services and Distribution North America of Luxottica Group SpA since 2010. He served as Chief Information Technology Officer of Luxottica Group SpA from January 2008 until 2010. He joined the Company in 2005 as Group Industrial Supply Chain Director. From December 2001 to February 2005, he served in various capacities, including Planning Manager and Production Control & Logistic Director of Fiat Group and its subsidiaries. From 1996 to 2001, he served as Senior Manager in Efeso Consulenze. He has a degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He also holds a Masters degree from Osaka University.

Paolo Alberti

Mr. Paolo Alberti serves as Executive Vice President Wholesale of Luxottica Group SpA since May 2009. Prior to joining the Company, he was Executive Vice President at Bulgari Parfums where he was responsible for the development, marketing, logistics and commercialization of Bulgari Perfumes and Cosmetics. He was also responsible for the Bulgari Eyewear License executed with Luxottica Group SpA. Prior to being at Bulgari, he was General Manager at l’Oreal, Consumer Division Director at Johnson & Johnson and Advertising Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble. He holds a BSc in Civil Management Engineering from the University of the Pacific (CA, USA), a Masters in Corporate Management from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.

Nicola Pela

Mr. Nicola Pela serves as Group Human Resources Director of Luxottica Group SpA since 2005. He graduated in Law and holds a Masters degree in Corporate Management from Fondazione CUOA - Centro Universitario di Organizzazione Aziendale. Before joining the Company he held a number of HR positions in Olivetti, Fiat, Barilla and SmithKline Beecham. He has worked in Italy, the United States and Belgium.

Luca Fadda

Mr. Luca Fadda serves as Group Corporate Shared Services Director at Luxottica Group SpA. Previously, he was Group Internal Audit Director at the firm from May 2009 to October 1, 2014. Since 2004 he is part of the Internal Audit department of the Company. From August 2005 to July 2008, he was the Head of the North American Internal Audit team and was based in the United States. Prior to joining Luxottica Group SpA, he was with KPMG where he held increasingly senior positions and matured experience across Europe. He graduated from Universita Carlo Cattaneo - LIUC in Castellanza with a degree in Business Administration.

Sergio Farioli

Mr. Sergio Farioli serves as Head of Zero Waste Project of Luxottica Group SpA since March 2011. He joined the Company in 2007 as Head of Engineering. In 2008 he took the role of Director of Production and Engineering. Since March 2011 he has the responsibility of the Corporate Zero Waste Project. Before joining the Company he worked in McKinsey&Company, Indesit, Candy and Pirelli. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and an Executive MBA from MIP School of Management of Politecnico di Milano.

Antonio Miyakawa

Mr. Antonio Miyakawa serves as Senior Advisor Partnerships, Licensing & Style at Luxottica Group SpA. Previoulsy, he was Executive Vice President Marketing, Creative Direction & Product of Luxottica Group SpA from May 2009 to 2014. From 2003 until May 2009, he was Executive Vice President of Wholesale and Marketing for Luxottica Group SpA. Previously he was also Head of the Company's Asian wholesale operations, a position he held since 1999. Prior to this he served as Executive Vice President of the Company’s Japanese Operations. Prior to joining Luxottica Group SpA, he was a junior consultant for Compact Srl (an Italian consulting firm) working on various Luxottica matters.

Alessandro Nespoli

Mr. Alessandro Nespoli serves as Group Internal Audit Director within Luxottica Group SpA since September 2013. He joined Luxottica in 2006, covering various roles within the Corporate Legal Department, until he was appointed Senior Attorney within the Legal Affairs department in Italy. Before he joined Luxottica, he partnered with several law firms, such as Studio Legale Cipolla & Hammonds - Rossotto. Alessandro Nespoli holds a Law degree of the Universita degli Studi di Milano.

Cristina Parenti

Ms. Cristina Parenti serves as Group Corporate Communication and Public Relations Director of Luxottica Group SpA since March 2012. She expanded the role of Group Public Relations Director at Luxottica that she has held since 2004, founding the PR department and managing the development of Brand and Product Communication within Luxottica Group. Before joining Luxottica, Cristina Parenti was head of Communication & Public Affairs at Motorola, and before that she was European Marketing PR Specialist at Shell Europe Oil Co. Ms. Cristina Parenti holds a degree in International Business Management from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi.

Paolo Pezzuto

Mr. Paolo Pezzuto serves as Group Commercial Service Strategy & Planning Director of Luxottica Group SpA. since 2010 He joined the Company in 2000 as Trade Marketing Manager, and from 2010 he is Commercial Services Planning for Visual Merchandising and Store Design. After a two years experience in Sana Progetti as an interior designer for big hotellerie and navy community, from 1989 until 2000 he worked for Campari Group as a manager in different sales and merchandising areas.

Susanna Zatta

Ms. Susanna Zatta serves as Internal Communication Director of Luxottica Group SpA since 2012. She joined Luxottica’s Corporate Marketing Team in 2006. Previously she matured experience in research and consulting at GPF&Associati, as well as on social changes, strategic marketing and communication as lecturer in several Italian Universities. Ms. Zatta holds a degree in Philosophy from the Universita degli Studi di Milano, a Master of Science in Media and Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and a Doctorate in Philosophy in Business Communication and Marketing from the Universita IULM Milano.

Marina Brogi

Claudio Del Vecchio

Mr. Claudio Del Vecchio serves as Non-Executive Director of Luxottica Group SpA. He joined the Group in 1978 and has been a Director of the Company since 1986. From 1979 to 1982, he managed the Company's Italian and German distribution operations. From 1982 until 1997, he was responsible for all business operations of the Company in North America. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. and as Director of Luxottica U.S. Holdings Corp.

Mario Notari

Luigi Feola

Maria Pierdicchi

Karl Heinz Salzburger

Luciano Santel

Cristina Scocchia

Sandro Veronesi

Andrea Zappia

Mario Cattaneo

Prof. Mario Giuseppe Cattaneo serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Luxottica Group SpA since June 25, 2003. He also serves as Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee of the Company. He is Emeritus Professor of Corporate Finance at the Catholic University of Milan. He was a Director of Eni SpA from 1998 until 2005 and of Unicredito from 1999 until 2005 and Statutory Auditor of the Bank of Italy from 1991 until 1999. He is the Chairman of Euromobiliare Asset Management SGR SpA, Member of the Supervisory Board of UBI Banca SCpA, Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Italiana Assicurazioni SpA and Sara Assicurazioni SpA and is a Member of the Board of Directors of Bracco SpA and Banca Sella Holding SpA. He is an Auditor of Michelin Italiana SAMI SpA.

Claudio Costamagna

Dr. Claudio Costamagna serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Luxottica Group SpA since June 14, 2006. He also serves as Chairman of the Human Resources Committee of the Company. He holds a Business Economics degree from Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi obtained in 1981 and has held important offices in Montedison, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs where he was for years Chairman of the Investment Banking division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is currently Chairman of CC e Soci Srl, a financial advisory boutique he founded. He is also Member of the International Advisory Board of Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi. He is a Member of the Board of Directors of Autogrill SpA, Bulgari SpA, DEA Capital SpA, AAA S.A. and Virgin Group Holdings Limited. He is also Chairman of di Virtual B SIM SpA.

Elisabetta Magistretti

Ms. Elisabetta Magistretti serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Luxottica Group SpA since April 27, 2012. She also serves as Member of the control and Risks Committee of the Company. She graduated with honors from Bocconi University with a degree in Business and Economics. She is a certified Chartered Public Accountant. She began her career in Arthur Andersen in 1972 where she became a partner in 1984. In 2001 she joined Unicredit Group as Head of Administrative Government; from 2006 to 2009 she was responsible for the Group Internal Audit Department. In 2003 she joined the board of Unicredit Audit; from 2010 until 2012 she was member of Unicredit Bulbank audit committee and of the Supervisory Board of Zao Unicredit Russia where she is Chairman of the Audit Committee. From 2002 to 2011 she was in the management Board of “Organismo Italiano di contabilità”, from 2002 to 2009 she was in the in Board of “Fondo Interbancario di Tuetela dei Depositi” and from 2006 to 2009 she was member of the Supervisory Board of Unicredit S.p.A. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and Mediobanca S.p.A.

Marco Mangiagalli

Mr. Marco Mangiagalli serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Luxottica Group SpA since April 29, 2009. He also serves as Member of the Control and Risks Committee of the Company. He received a degree in Political Economy from the Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in 1973. Most of his career has been with Eni Group; he also has had working experience with Barclays Group in Italy and the Nuovo Banco Ambrosiano Group. In Eni he occupied positions of incresing responsabilty till becoming Director of Finance and later Chief Financial Officer from 1993 to 2008. He has been Chairman of the Board of Saipem SpA since August 2008. He also serves as Member of the Supervisory Board of Intesa San Paolo SpA.

Anna Puccio

Ms. Anna Puccio serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of Luxottica Group SpA since April 27, 2012. She is also Member of the Human Resources Committee at the firm. She graduated in Business Economics from Universita Ca Foscari di Venezia. She obtained a Masters degree in International Business Administration at Centro Universitario di Organizzazione Aziendale. She served as Chief Executive Officer at Zed-TeliaSonera and at Sony Ericsson Italia. Since 2010 she has served as General Manager at CGM, Gruppo Cooperativo Nazionale di Imprese Sociali. From 2006 until, she was Director at Buongiorno SpA.

Alessandra Senici

Ms. Alessandra Senici serves as Group Investor Relations Director at Luxottica Group SpA. She joined the Company in February 2000 and has been the Investor Relations Director since May 2007. She was previously an Equity Analyst with Rasfin Sim and Cariplo SpA, where she also worked on primary and secondary offerings together with the corporate finance and equity capital markets teams. She has also worked in currency trading. She holds a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the Universita degli Studi di Brescia and is a Member of A.I.R., the Italian Association of Investor Relations Officers.
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