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.