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). From March 2017 to December 2018, he was the Chairman of the Italian Food Association (Unione Italiana Food), and since 1 January 2019, he has taken on the role of Deputy Vice-Chairman. Since July 2020 he is a member of the Confindustria Executive Council (Consiglio Direttivo).