CEO of the Barilla Group
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.