GOVERNANCE

GUIDO BARILLA

Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in July 1958. After studying Philosophy, in 1982 he started his career in the Sales Department of Barilla France, a subsidiary of the family Company. Following this training, he worked at several food companies in the United States.
Back in Parma, the headquarters of Barilla, he became a top manager in 1986, leading the international expansion of the Company.  In 1988, he was appointed as Barilla Deputy Chairman.
Following the death of his father Pietro in October 1993, Guido Barilla was named Group Chairman, a role he still holds today. Since 2009, he has also been Chairman of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition, now BCFN Foundation.
 

LUCA BARILLA

Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in May 1960. He had his first work experience in the Company in 1980, and started his career there as Product Manager in 1984, after further education in the United States and military service in the Italian military police force Carabinieri.
He completed his training in Paris at Barilla France, a subsidiary of the Group, and then in the United States.
In May 1987, Luca Barilla became a member of the family Group's Board of Directors, of which he was appointed Deputy Chairman the following year, a role he still holds today.
From 1997 to 2008, he was Chairman of GranMilano, a leading Italian brand in holiday season food products and confectionery, which Barilla sold in 2008.
 

PAOLO BARILLA

Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, was born in Milan in April 1961. In 1991, he began his career in the family Company at Barilla France, a subsidiary of the Group.
In 1994, he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Group, a role he still holds today. He also served as CEO from 1999 to 2000.
Since 2010, the year in which he was appointed Chairman of the newly formed Italian Association of Confectionery and Pasta Industries (AIDEPI), Paolo Barilla has held numerous positions in associations. In 2014, he became Deputy Chairman of the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation. In October 2016, he was elected Chairman of the International Pasta Organization (IPO), and since March 2017, he has also been Chairman of the Italian Food Association.
 

CLAUDIO COLZANI

Born in Giussano (Milan) in May 1957, studied Philosophy at the University of Milan, and was appointed Barilla CEO in October 2012, after a long and fruitful career at Unilever.
His career in the Anglo-Dutch multinational company began in Italy, in 1984, in the sales department for personal care products. Then he became CEO of the Home and Personal Care division at Unilever Italia, Chairman of Unilever Bestfoods in Brazil, CEO of Unilever France, and  Global Chief Customer Officer in 2010.
After joining Barilla, Claudio Colzani embarked on a major transformation of the Company based on three key concepts: international expansion of the business, centrality of the customer, and promotion of diversity and inclusiveness.
 

1877 - 2017
FROM GOOD FOOD...
TO GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET
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