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.