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Francesco Naso
General Secretary, Motus-E
Francesco Naso
General Secretary, Motus-E
Francesco Naso is a Mechanical-Energy Engineer. He has worked in the O&M of electrical networks, in Network Technology, developing SW and HW solutions aimed at flexibility, demand response and integration of electric vehicles. At Enel X he was responsible for the business development of Electric Buses. In MOTUS-E he was responsible for the Technology, Market and Environment area and since July 2021 he has been Secretary General of the Association.
Pierantonio Vianello
Director, CUPRA e SEAT Italia
Pierantonio Vianello
Director, CUPRA e SEAT Italia
Pierantonio Vianello was born in Venice in 1969, he is an Automotive Engineer and he has made cars passion his job. He began his professional career at Ford (1994-1996), then joined the Volkswagen Group (1996-2003) and continuing his career at Maserati (2003-2007), dealing with both the after sales and sales areas. The long AUDI adventure began in 2007, assuming responsibility for after sales for two years and the role of sales director of the German brand for the next 8 years. At the end of 2017 he was called by Barcelona to lead the SEAT brand in Italy and, from 2018, also CUPRA, with the aim of launching the new challenging and unconventional brand of the Volkswagen Group.
Rhett Ricart
Immediate Past Chairman, NADA
CEO and owner, Ricart Automotive Group
Rhett Ricart
Immediate Past Chairman, NADA
CEO and owner, Ricart Automotive Group
Rhett Ricart is CEO and owner of Ricart Automotive Group, in Columbus, Ohio. Ricart Ford was founded in June 1953, by his father, Paul Ricart Sr. It was his father's philosophy that in order to lead, you have to work alongside the employees first so he started out washing cars and worked in every aspect of the business. In 1982, Rhett and his brother, Fred, assumed ownership of the dealership. Today, they employ more than 500 and annually sell approximately 14,000 new and used vehicles across six new product lines. Ricart was the 2020 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association and represents Ohio's franchised new-car dealers on the board of directors.
Elsa Zannier
Owner and Sole Administrator, Lombarda Motori
Elsa Zannier
Owner and Sole Administrator, Lombarda Motori
Lombarda Motori was founded in 1963 by the entrepreneur Luigi Zannier and it is still today a reference point for the Audi, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Seat brands in the Milan, Monza and Concorezzo areas. After Luigi Zannier’s premature death, in 1988, Elsa Zannier joined the board of directors and in 2012, after having liquidated the 50% of company shares to her sister, she took on the role of sole administrator, holding the entire share package.
Luigi Ksawery Lucà
CEO, Toyota Motor Italia
Luigi Ksawery Lucà
CEO, Toyota Motor Italia
Veronica Gentili
Facebook Marketing Expert
Veronica Gentili
Facebook Marketing Expert
Veronica is one of the best known faces of Digital Marketing in Italy and has thousands of hours of training and millions of euros managed and / or supervised for her clients in Facebook Ads. Among the 50 most influential experts in the world in Ad Tech, in 2016 she was certified by Facebook as a Facebook Certified Planning Professional, in 2020 as a Facebook Certified Media Buying Professional. She teaches for Ninja Academy, for years she has been Facebook Marketing Expert for AdEspresso and Hootsuite and she is author of 4 books now considered best sellers in the sector. Professor and speaker in the most famous events, she is today a consultant for some of the most famous brands on the national and international scene including K-WAY, La Stampa, Diego dalla Palma, ReMax Italia, Rinascimento. In 2017, she opened the Veronica Gentili Academy, which she has trained over 7,500 professionals. She is characterized by a result-oriented pragmatic approach, as well as the ability to explain even the most technical concepts in a simple and practical way.
Radek Jelinek
President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Italia
Radek Jelinek
President and CEO, Mercedes-Benz Italia
Radek Jelinek was born in 1962 in Brno, Czech Republic. He joins the Daimler Group in 1987 and over the years he covers various positions of responsibility in Strategic Product Projects, Controlling and Finance, Strategic Planning, Sales and After Sales and Dealer Development, in the headquarters, Argentina and Venezuela. From 2010 to 2015 he obtains a deep knowledge of the Italian market as CEO of Mercedes-Benz Milano SpA, Head of Sales and After Sales for Mercedes-Benz, Maybach, smart, Mercedes-AMG, and Mitsubishi Trucks, before taking on responsibility as CEO of Mercedes-Benz Mexico. Since 2018 he is CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz Italia.
Alberto Di Tanno
President, Gruppo Intergea
Alberto Di Tanno
President, Gruppo Intergea
Alberto Di Tanno was born in Turin in 1964 and he entered in the automotive world at a very young age, after a brief experience as a State Police officer. Alberto Di Tanno founded Intergea Group, of which now he is the President and CEO, one of the first automotive groups in Italy, which closed 2020 with over 600 million in turnover including the network of subsidiary dealerships. In 2008 Alberto Di Tanno entered in the insurance world, founding Nobis Assicurazioni, which in just over a decade it grew exponentially, reaching 300 million in premium income in 2020 and becoming an insurance group. Among the most important transactions, in 2018 the complete merger with Filo Direct Assicurazioni (a thirty-year leading company in tourism), the acquisition of the life branch of Apulia and the acquisition of the non-life portfolio of Darag.
Andrea Ruscica
President & Strategy Lead, Altea Federation
Andrea Ruscica
President & Strategy Lead, Altea Federation
Andrea is enthusiast about technologies and management, he loves studying trends that will shape future business models, business organizations paradigms and human skills evolution. Andrea Ruscica is a Disruptive Leader and serial entrepreneur, ready to get involved in a world in constant evolution, using intuition and personal instinct as a Human-Tech compass. President and Strategy Lead of Altea Federation, he interprets technological trends, explaining their concrete advantages for companies competitiveness. Fascinated by the exponential era in which we are living, he strongly believes in the potential of technologies and in the new human-to-machine relationship that brings the human dimension of transformation back to the center. Andrea is author of #BecomingTheFuture, Journey to innovation rhythm, he has always been the reference point and undisputed director of the growth strategies of Altea Federation and federated companies.
Fabrizio Faltoni
President and CEO, Ford Italia
Fabrizio Faltoni
President and CEO, Ford Italia
Fabrizio Faltoni began his career in General Electric Company, and then joined Ford in 1997 where he gained various management experiences both in Italy, in Service, Marketing and Sales, and in Europe, as European Sales Office Director, with responsibility for all European markets. He is currently President and CEO of Ford Italy.
Luca Ciferri
Associate Publisher and Editor, Automotive News Europe
Luca Ciferri
Associate Publisher and Editor, Automotive News Europe
Born in Canada and grown in Pavia, he began working as a journalist in Milan in February 1980 at Rizzoli-Corriere della Sera. In 1983 he moved to Turin as VP communications of Italdesign Giugiaro, because he wanted "to understand more of the business he was writing on". In September 1988 he goes back to journalism, beginning news correspondent for Italy for Auto Motor und Sport (Germany) Autocar (UK), L’Equipe (France), Navi (Japan), the Motorpress Group (Spain and Portugal), Carro (Brazil), Wheels (Australia) and AutoWeek (USA). In 1988 he also began working for Automotive News (USA), that since February 1996 became his full time employer with the creation of Automotive News Europe. Since June 2012, he serves as Automotive News Europe Editor and Europe Editor at Automotive News. In January 2017 he added the role of Associate Publisher at Automotive News Europe.
Plinio Vanini
President, Gruppo Autotorino
Plinio Vanini
President, Gruppo Autotorino
Plinio Vanini started working in Autotorino in 1985, after the premature passing of his father leaving his big passion for farm animals in the background. From a hall with a mechanic in Morbegno, step by step the Autotorino Group has grown and took the shape that we know today, thanks to an extremely personalized offer model, a multi-brand offer and several mobility services, becoming Italian leader in the industry since 2015 and stabilizing his role in 2019 with the fusion with another important Italian daelership Gruppo Autostar. The Group had maintained the business district in Valtellina and it has over 50 branches in 20 districts between Lombardia, Piemonte, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. One of its distinctive features is a vision oriented to quality and innovation of organizational models and of the services offered, supported by constant investments in training, research and development: a path that granted to Autotorino for three times the national award for Management Innovation by the Automotive Dealer Day’s jury. Figure that grows, between 2009 and 2019, at 5 if added to the awards given to Autostar, testifying the organicity of the path chosen. In march 2019 Assolombarda, Università Luiss and CERVED awarded the Industria Felix Award to Autotorino for the second year in a row, among the most performing and strong Lombard companies. Plinio Vanini, meanwhile, has continued to nurture his passion for the livestock, completing his project of an authentic alpine farm organized in a modern way, the agritourism company La Fiorida, and driving the ‘Associazione Provinciale Allevatori’ of Sondrio for more than a lustrum.
Alessandro Palli
Commercial Director, Moreno Group
Alessandro Palli
Commercial Director, Moreno Group
Alessandro Palli has been part of Moreno Group for more than 15 years, official dealer of Jeep, Toyota, Lexus, Renault, Dacia and Mitsubishi brands in Emilia Romagna area. Over the years, he has covered many roles, including Sales Consultant and Sales Manager for the Renault, Dacia and Toyota brands. Since 2017 he has been the Commercial Director of Moreno Group.
Roger Abravanel
Essayist and consultant
Author, "Aristocrazia 2.0"
Roger Abravanel
Essayist and consultant
Author, "Aristocrazia 2.0"
Engineer, MBA INSEAD, 35 years at McKinsey in Italy, Europe, Asia, USA, Latin America and Middle East. Since 2006 Director Emeritus of Mckinsey. Over the past 10 years he was part of the boards of directors of prestigious international companies listed on NYSE (Teva pharma, Luxottica), LSE (Admiral), NASDAQ (Caesar stone), Telaviv Stock exchange (Phoenix) and of Italian private companies (Coesia). He is a member of the BNL/BNP Board of Directors. Private equity fund advisor (currently Centerbridge) and venture capital and high tech entrepreneur in Europe and Israel. Author of: “Meritocrazia”, “Rules”, “Italy grow or go out!”, “Recreation is over!”, Aristocracy 2.0, the new elite to save Italy ”. Since 2008 he has been a columnist for the Corriere della Sera. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Politecnico di Milano and President of the INSEAD Council in Italy. In 2010, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the founding of INSEAD, he was selected among the 40,000 students as one of the “50 who changed the world”, the only Italian.
Luca De Biase
Innovation Editor, Il Sole 24 Ore e Nova24
Luca De Biase
Innovation Editor, Il Sole 24 Ore e Nova24
He is innovation editor at Il Sole 24 Ore and Nova24, of which he is the founder, and now in charge, as editor, of Vita Nòva, a tablet magazine. Lecturer at the master in science communication at Padua University, member of the scientific committee for the master in science communication at Sissa in Trieste, lecturer at the master on Big Data at Pisa University and much more. Since 2014 De Biase has been a member of the Permanent Board for Innovation and the Italian Digital Agenda, member of the Commission on safeguards, rights and duties for the use of the internet in the Italian Houses of Parliament, and member of the Scientific Committee for the Digital Agenda in Emilia Romagna. In 2012 he worked with the Italian minister for Economic Development as part of a task force dedicated to improving the ecosystem of innovative start-ups; in 2013 he participated in the Prime Minister’s mission unit on the Italian Digital Agenda, and chaired the Ahref Foundation, a research centre on social media information quality. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Fondazione Golinelli and of the board of trustees at Nexa. At international level, De Biase has been invited to speak on numerous occasions: at the OECD in Paris, StsForum in Kyoto, Mit-MediaLab in Cambridge Massachusetts, Atomium Culture in Brussels, Falling Walls in Berlin, the Università della Svizzera Italiana. He also lectured in Sciences Po in Paris, at the Master of Public Affairs, from 2007 to 2012. His most recent books and pamphlets include: Il lavoro del futuro (Codice, 2018), Homo Pluralis. Essere umani nell’era tecnologica, [Being Human in a Technological Age] (Codice, 2015) Media civici. Informazione di mutuo soccorso [Civic media. Non-Profit information] (Vita Feltrinelli 2013). He writes about and studies journalism and new media, technological innovation, local development, rights and duties associated with Internet use, the innovative start-up world, the economy of knowledge.
Marco Toro
President and CEO, Nissan Italia
Marco Toro
President and CEO, Nissan Italia
Marco Toro has been the President and CEO of Nissan Italy since 1st August 2020. He graduated in electronic engineering and he professionally grown at Nissan. Marco Toro has held 13 roles in various corporate areas in his 27-year career, with ever-increasing responsibilities. He joined Nissan Italy in 1994 as IT department coordinator. After a year, he moved to the Aftersales Department, then to the Customer Quality and Network Development Department and then to the Sales Department, not forgetting a two-year experience in Human Resources. From 2003 to 2004 he worked at Nissan Europe as the Alliance's Network Development Manager. He returned to Italy in 2005, where he was promoted to Director for Customer Quality and Network Development, immediately after he filled the position of Aftersales Director for three years. From 2009 to 2012 he was Sales Director at Nissan Italy, before moving to Portugal as General Manager in 2012. In 2013 Marco Toro was promoted to CEO of Nissan Iberia.
Katia Liuzzi
Service Manager, Audi Zentrum Verona
Katia Liuzzi
Service Manager, Audi Zentrum Verona
Katia Liuzzi has been in the Automotive industry for 16 years between the sales and service area: for 12 years she has been dealing only with Service area for the Volkswagen group. She has held the role of Certified Customer Manager for the Audi and Skoda brands for 10 years. Since 2016, Katia has been working in Audi Zentrum Verona and since 2019 she has held the role of Audi Service Manager.
Alessandro Facco
Head of Performance, Quintegia Academy
Alessandro Facco
Head of Performance, Quintegia Academy
Alessandro Facco has a degree in Business Administration and he is currently a consultant and trainer for Quintegia Academy, with a specialization in Digital and Performance Marketing. He takes care of the strategic planning and implementation of advertising campaigns for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Ads and Youtube. He is a trainer in strategy and performance advertising for headquarters and dealers in the automotive industry.
Andrew Tongue
Research Director, ICDP
Andrew Tongue
Research Director, ICDP
Dr Andrew Tongue is ICDP's Research Director and manages the programme's global network of researchers and projects. He has over 30-year experience in the car industry, having completed a Doctoral study into the evolution of distribution chain structures in the European car market, and leads ICDP's public policy work, advising members and other key industry actors on developments in the legislative environment governing the selling, marketing and use of vehicles at the national and pan-European levels, with the Block Exemption a major focus of attention. Passionate about early motoring and motorsport in particular, he enjoys running a collection of vintage and classic cars.
Marc Aguettaz
Country Manager, GiPA Italia
Marc Aguettaz
Country Manager, GiPA Italia
Marc Aguettaz is Country Manager at GiPA Italy. GiPA is a research company specialized in automotive, two-wheelers and heavy duty vehicles After-Sales markets.
Antonio Piscitelli
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Certo Service, CER - Gruppo Intergea
Antonio Piscitelli
Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Certo Service, CER - Gruppo Intergea
Antonio Piscitelli, was born in 1977, manager and researcher in the automotive and insurance industries for 20 years. After graduating in Business Administration with a specialization in the automotive industry, he perfected himself with executive programs in the most prestigious Italian management universities. He has held the roles of General Manager of Motive Service and ConformGest, Executive Director of NOBIS Assicurazioni and, since 2018, he has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of CENTRO EUROPEO RICAMBI SPA, a company of the Intergea group that deals with After Sales. Apart from the positions he has taken on, he has created and managed several startups. He has auditor and mobility manager qualifications. He believes that the lever of services with a high perceived value can be the only one capable of guaranteeing innovation, margins and high satisfaction.
Luca Montagner
Senior Advisor, Quintegia
Associate Director, ICDP
Luca Montagner
Senior Advisor, Quintegia
Associate Director, ICDP
He is Senior Advisor of Quintegia and Associate Director of ICDP (International Car Distribution Programme) one of the most important research organisation in Europe for car distribution, with which he has collaborated since 2000. The research activity of ICDP is focused on: trend and perspectives for sales and assistance networks, After-Sales market, top dealers performances, automotive completion rules and management of used cars. As speaker he joined more than 100 conferences and meetings dedicated to the automotive industry, especially in Italy and Europe. He is one of the founding Partner of Quintegia, where he coordinates national and international research activities and training and coaching activities for OEMs and dealers.
Massimo Fattoretto
SEO Marketing Expert
Massimo Fattoretto
SEO Marketing Expert
CEO Fattoretto Agency, Brand Ambassador of Semrush Italy, 4brand Agency, E-commerce School and 4eCom secretary. Author of the book "SEO per Store Manager", Dario Flaccovio Editore. Since 2002, he began working in the SEO world, changing 5 major agencies in 10 years and opening Fattoretto srl in 2013. In the last 7 years, he has grown the Fattoretto Agency verticalizing on SEO for e-commerce following important brands and multinationals. Speaker among the most important Italian Digital Marketing events.
Alberto Bet
VP OEM Research & Insights, Quintegia
Alberto Bet
VP OEM Research & Insights, Quintegia
For over 15 years in the automotive sector, he has had the opportunity, through multiple projects carried out for car manufacturers, to develop a deep knowledge of the sector, in particular on distribution dynamics, digital transformation and consumer study. Graduated in Statistics and Computer Science at the Ca 'Foscari University of Venice, today he is VP OEM Research & Insights with responsibility for the Quintegia Research Center, coordinating the team's activities and managing the relationship with customers. Passionate about psychology and sport, for a long time he has practiced cycling at a competitive level, in recent years he has dedicated himself to mountaineering.
Filippo Fiori
Director, A. Fiori
Filippo Fiori
Director, A. Fiori
Filippo Fiori, after graduating in Political Science with an economic address at the Lumsa University of Rome, takes part the family business. In 2006 he becomes Director of the roman dealer Angelo Fiori Spa, coordinating and managing the multiple ordinary and extraordinary activities of the company, linked to the Abarth, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep and Lancia brands. In 2010, thanks to the experience gained and a greater knowledge of an effective commercial management, he became Manager of Hyundai brand and Manager of Used division.
Gianluca Spolverato
Founder, Laborability
Innovation expert on work issues
Gianluca Spolverato
Founder, Laborability
Innovation expert on work issues
Fabio Barbisan
VP OEM & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Fabio Barbisan
VP OEM & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Graduated in Marketing and Communication at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, he took the first professional steps in Automotive Dealer Day team and as researcher for International Car Distribution Program. He soon embarked on a 14-year growth experience in a global corporation in the energy sector, where he was appointed to European sales and marketing managerial roles in Italy and Belgium. In 2021 he joined Quintegia as Vice President OEM & Industry Solutions, focusing on strategic opportunities both at OEM and retail channel.
Elisabeth Leriche
Quality & Aftersales Director, Renault Italia
Elisabeth Leriche
Quality & Aftersales Director, Renault Italia
Elisabeth Leriche, graduated in Management from the Essec Business School, began her career in 1992 in the marketing of luxury brands such as Cartier and Guerlain, before joining Publicis Italia in 2001. Elisabeth specialized in Communication Marketing & Digital, joined Renault Italy where she is appointed in 2008, Advertising & CRM Manager. She launched the CRM Revolution which aim was to structure the CRM business of dealerships. In 2019, she is appointed Total Customer Experience Director and then she joined the Management Committee of Renault Italia with the aim of accelerating the digitization of the brands' customer journey and increasing customer satisfaction. Since March 2021, she has been held the role of Quality & Services Director where she continues the challenge of digital transformation and customer satisfaction, together with the development of the aftersales business.
Alessandro Dal Bon
VP Dealer & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
Alessandro Dal Bon
VP Dealer & Industry Solutions, Quintegia
He is graduated in Political Science and Economics at the University of Trieste, where he also obtained an MBA in the MIB School of Management. He has built his own professional path in the automotive business working for many top dealers across different units, After-Sales, Marketing and Sales, and then leading general management during operations and development phases. He has promoted different initiatives such as the “Consorzio di distribuzione ricambi” where he was Board Member and he has worked as Project Manager for specific innovation projects. During his professional career, he also attended the Audea Master in Dealer Management. In Quintegia he is part of Team that deals with Corporate & Industry Relations as well as other activities related to business development.
Valerio Brenciaglia
Ford Service Director, Ford Italia
Valerio Brenciaglia
Ford Service Director, Ford Italia
Valerio Brenciaglia, graduated in Economics at La Sapienza University of Rome, after an important experience in the consultating business at MSX International, in 1999, he joined Ford Italy, where he held various roles with an increasing degree of responsibility in Service and Sales and Marketing. In addition, he has gained various experiences abroad, in particular in Ford Romania first as Sales and Marketing Manager and then as Managing Director, to then return to Ford Italy in 2016 with the role of Head of After Sales Division. Valerio is a travel lover and he is passionate about photography and cinema.
Matthias Moser
General Manager, Gruppo Eurocar Italia
Matthias Moser
General Manager, Gruppo Eurocar Italia
Matthias Moser was born in Bolzano in 1980 and he graduated in Business Administration in 2004. He began his career at the Porsche Holding Group headquarters in Salzburg as Area Manager for Italy in 2003; two years later, he moved to Trieste, becoming Head of Office at Eurocar Trieste. Since 2017 he has been General Manager of the Eurocar Italia Group which includes Eurocar FVG, Eurocar Firenze, Bonaldi, Vicentini, Dorigoni, Saottini, Erre Esse, Rinaldi and Baistrocchi.
Tommaso Bortolomiol
VP Corporate & Industry Relations, Quintegia
Tommaso Bortolomiol
VP Corporate & Industry Relations, Quintegia
Graduated in Business Economics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, he subsequently got a degree in Entepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management (Los Angeles). He joined Quintegia in 2005 as researcher and became then Project Manager for the Top50 Dealer and the Automotive Dealer Day. Today he is a Partner of Quintegia, where he manages Corporate & Industry Relations and has wide responsabilities in many other activities. He has also collaborated with J.D. Power & Associates for a project focused on the Italian market and he has worked in many research projects for Ca' Foscari University.
Daniele Invernizzi
President, eV-Now!
Daniele Invernizzi
President, eV-Now!
Daniele Invernizzi is President of eV-Now !, a private institution for research, development and promotion of electric mobility based in Milan. He is also the Founder of Tesla Owners Italia and for ten years he directed a famous Italian agency that deals with Industrial Intelligence and counterespionage. Director of #EViaggioItaliano sponsored by the European Union, Italian ministries and institutions, he carries out consultancy activities in the field of electric vehicles and autonomous driving.
Giorgio Soffiato
Head of Digital Strategy, Quintegia Academy
Giorgio Soffiato
Head of Digital Strategy, Quintegia Academy
Graduated in Marketing and Communication, he is consultant and trainer for Quintegia Academy, where he handles Coaching, Digital Strategy, Teaching and Advisoring of Digital Marketing in the Automotive industry. He collaborates with teachers in various Masters (Cuoa - Vicenza, MADE - HFarm, SDA Bocconi) and he has participated as a speaker at events such as the "Philip Kotler Marketing Forum" and the "Mashable Social Media Day".
Pierfranco Spaziani
Network Development Manager, Hyundai Motor Company Italy
Pierfranco Spaziani
Network Development Manager, Hyundai Motor Company Italy
Pierfranco Spaziani, graduated in Economics and with a Master in Business Administration, has been working in the automotive industry for almost 20 years, initially as a sales zone manager for Ford Italia and FCA, and then entering Hyundai Motor Company Italy in 2011. He is the Head of Network Development.
Pier Luigi Del Viscovo
President, Centro Studi Fleet&Mobility
Pier Luigi Del Viscovo
President, Centro Studi Fleet&Mobility
Pier Luigi del Viscovo is professor of Marketing and Distribution and Sales Systems. He taught at the LUISS in Rome and Alma Mater in Bologna, as well as in other prestigious universities. He founded and directs the Fleet & Mobility Study Center and the Experimental Marketing Institute. He created and animates the community La Società del Marketing and the formats La Capitale Automobile and Auto-conversazioni, all places dedicated to comparison and speculative debate. He was the co-founder, together with his friend and teacher Tommaso Tommasi, of InterAuto Fleet & Mobility and scientific director of Car Fleet. He regularly publishes articles on IlSole24Ore, Il Giornale and InterAuto News. Consultant of the EESC (European Economic and Social Committee of the EU) for the Single Retail Market Directive of the European Commission, he was manager of Hertz Leasing (Ford Credit), Colgate-Palmolive, Cirio-Bertolli-De Rica and Ellesse, with experience in Italy and abroad, as well as consultant for Studio Ambrosetti, head of the sales & marketing practice. He earned a master's degree in marketing and international trade (Institute for Foreign Trade) after graduating in law at Federico II in Naples.
John F. Possumato
CEO, DriveItAway
John F. Possumato
CEO, DriveItAway
John F. Possumato, is a noted consultant, author and speaker in the automotive industry, and is the Founder and CEO of Driveitaway Inc, which provides a turn-key cloud platform/consumer app, enabling dealers to offer new Mobility as a Service solutions, including subscription-to-purchase options. A serial automotive industry entrepreneur and a dealership owner veteran, Possumato has over 30 years of car industry leadership experience. Possumato is a feature column writer for WardsAuto, and is published regularly in many trade magazines, including Automotive News, Automotive Fleet Magazine, Fixed Ops Journal, and AutoDealer Monthly. He is also an attorney, a graduate of the Law School at the University of Pennsylvania (J.D.) and the Wharton School of Business (B.S.), is a member of the Bar of the State of Pennsylvania, was a founding Board member of the International Automotive Remarketers Alliance, and past Counsel to the Board of Directors of the Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association. He most recently helped create the Drive For Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit created to alleviate the “Poverty of the Carless.”
Maurizio Sala
Project Manager, TAO - Vincom
Maurizio Sala
Project Manager, TAO - Vincom
In 1981 he has been the youngest GM dealer in Europe. Opel, Volvo and Saab Dealer, a pioneer in internet sales since 1998. He has been one of the founder members of AsConAuto. After he sold his companies, since 2006 Maurizio deals with advisory activities. Affiliated Partner of J.D. Power & Associates GmbH, over the past 11 years during Automotive Dealer Day he has managed two projects that target the market of trucks and Truck-LCV. Specialized in processes in the automotive dealerships: he collaborates with Emil Frey and Pirelli in Switzerland, with JLR in the Balkans, and with the luxury Far East dealerships. Experiences in India, China, US, Brazil, Australia, France and Germany. He joined 12 NADA Conventions.
Marco Loatelli
Aftersales Manager, Gruppo Fimauto Autogemelli
Marco Loatelli
Aftersales Manager, Gruppo Fimauto Autogemelli
Marco Loatelli boasts thirty years of experience in the automotive industry as an auto electrician, foreman and acceptance. For about 20 years he has been working in the Volkswagen group, half of which as a certified service manager, with a lot of experience in the spare parts / consortia industry. From 2012 to today he has held the position of Aftersales Manager of the Fimauto group, presents with 3 offices in the province of Verona.
Andrea Mantellini
CEO & Managing Director, PENSKE Automotive Group Italy
Andrea Mantellini
CEO & Managing Director, PENSKE Automotive Group Italy
Andrea, 48, graduated in Business Economics at the University of Bologna. Following the Master in Marketing Management (ISTUD Business School). After his studies, he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers, in the Audit and Management Control area. He then joined the family business, AutoVanti, the historic BMW and Mini dealership for Bologna and province, in which he held various positions, becoming General Manager. Penske Automotive Italy was born in 2012, from the Joint Venture between Vanti-Mantellini families and American Penske Automotive Group. The strategic goal of the Group is to expand the automotive business in central and northern Italy, with Brand Premium. Andrea has held the position of CEO & Managing Director of Penske Automotive Italy since 2012, as well as being a Joint Venture partner. Penske Automotive Italy today represents 11 Premium Brands in the Italian market, with a turnover of about 650 mln / € and an organization of 630 employees.
Fabrizio Guidi
President, AsConAuto
Fabrizio Guidi
President, AsConAuto
President of AsConAuto - Association Consortia Motorcar Dealers - the largest company in Europe for the distribution of original spare parts and of AsConAuto Logistica, the AsConAuto company which, through the member Consortia, manages the delivery of Original Spare Parts throughout the national territory. Since May 2018 Fabrizio Guidi has been called to be part of the Federauto Board of Directors. He is also president of the DOC Original Spare Parts Consortium of Lucca, Massa Carrara, Pistoia and La Spezia. President of Federmobilità, the Federation of the Confimea Confederation which defined and approved, with the UGL Syndicate, the first and only C.C.N.L. for the Automotive industry. After a long experience in other industries, he joined the family business in 1991 which, like Guidicar, has represented the Mercedes-Benz brand for over 50 years. Together with his brother Marco he forms the Guidi Group which, from Lucca, also expands its offices in Pistoia, Massa-Carrara and La Spezia and it represents, with different companies, Mercedes-Benz, KIA, Volvo, Volkswagen.
Alessandro Lazzeri
Director of Vehicle Market, Findomestic Banca
Alessandro Lazzeri
Director of Vehicle Market, Findomestic Banca
In Findomestic since 1987. Over his fast career he dealt with the launch of Carta Aura (firs revolving card in Italy) and became Head of Large Retailers and Cards Divisions. Key Account between 2002 and 2004, he coordinated all the "go to market" activities and personal finance products. Head of the Marketing and Innovation Department between 2004 and 2007, he then became Managing Director of Findomestic. Since 2010 he is Head of the Vehicles Market Division.
Gioia Manetti
Senior Vice President, AutoScout24
CEO, AutoScout24 Spa
Gioia Manetti
Senior Vice President, AutoScout24
CEO, AutoScout24 Spa
Gioia Manetti, class 1972, 2 sons, electronic engineering graduation and a business administration master, she boasts more than twelve years management experience in the digital industry. Before entering AutoScout24 in 2017, she performed as COO in Gumtree, a subsidiary of eBay in London where she was in charge of marketing, product and user experience, customer support and customer insights for all platforms. Previously she was the General Manager of eBay Classifieds, and she held managing jobs in other companies such as eBay Inc, Rodale International e Bain & Company. Gioia is a member of the board of directors of Allianz Italia Spa and she has been included in the list of “Top 100 manager” of Forbes Italia for 2019. Moreover, she is an active member of the community Mentor4you.
Roberto Scarabel
Vice President, AsConAuto
Roberto Scarabel
Vice President, AsConAuto
Roberto Scarabel elected vice president of AsConAuto - Association of Motor Vehicle Dealers Consortiums for the three-year period 2019-2022, the largest company in Europe for the distribution of original spare parts. He is also president of the Consortium DOC Ricambi Originali of Padua. Before joining the family business full time in 1990, he worked at the London office of the Italian Commercial Bank, in the City at the Broker Investigation office. He joined Scarabel spa, and his first assignment was to develop Business Management (budget analysis), to become responsible for the Porsche brand in 1993. He then follows the organizational development of the newborn companies: Euganea Motori in Monselice and Alemagno Motori in Belluno. Today the group represents the Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, VW Commercial Vehicles and Ducati brands in 11 overall locations. Currently, Roberto Scarabel is the CEO and general manager of the group, fully owned by the family. Degree in Business Administration from the University of Venice Cà Foscari.
Stefano Brunazzetto
Commercial Director, Autoserenissima Jaguar Land Rover
Stefano Brunazzetto
Commercial Director, Autoserenissima Jaguar Land Rover
Stefano Brunazzetto is Sales Director of Autoserenissima Jaguar Land Rover and he has been working in the automotive sector for over 25 years. He gained his first experience as Sales Manager for the Honda Automobili brand, and then, subsequently, covered countless managerial roles at the Autogemelli / Fimauto S.p.a. group. for the BMW and MINI brands in the Triveneto area. For 10 years he has held the position of Commercial Director of the Autoserenissima Jaguar Land Rover group for the provinces of Vicenza, Padua and Venice.
Domenico Rabino
Brand Manager, Gruppo Spazio
Domenico Rabino
Brand Manager, Gruppo Spazio
Domenico Rabino, master's degree in economics. Since 2013 he has been in the automotive sector. He begin his journey in Alba in the family business that it has become part of the Spazio Group, of which his father Eugenio is one of the founding members, and later in Asti where he opens a showroom of only used cars and km0. Since 2017 he has held the role of brand manager in the Turin office for the Hyundai and Citroen brands, as well as coordinating internal processes.
Leonardo Buzzavo
Professor, Università Ca' Foscari
Thematic Coordinator, Automotive Dealer Day
Leonardo Buzzavo
Professor, Università Ca' Foscari
Thematic Coordinator, Automotive Dealer Day
Associate Professor at the Department of Management of the Ca' Foscari University in Venice, where he got a degree and a Ph.D. in Business Economics, including a year of studies at the UCLA - University of California Los Angeles. In Ca’ Foscari he coordinates the Master’s degree in Marketing and Communication. A lifetime of passion for cars and their many worlds has brought him to research activities and various industry events in Italy and abroad. Co-founder of Quintegia, he is the Thematic Coordinator of Automotive Dealer Day.
Alessandro Casto
General Manager, Novelli 1934
Alessandro Casto
General Manager, Novelli 1934
Alessandro Casto has over 30 years of professional experience in the automotive industry. He is currently General Manager of Novelli 1934, a company of biAuto group, the oldest Mercedes dealership in Europe. Thanks to his great tenacity and ambition, he held multiple positions at management level in the last 20 years, thus consolidating his leadership and training in the field. Among positions held by him, the following stand out: South Europe Director in Lotus plc, CEO in Idea Uno, Sales Director in Mercedes Benz Milan and General Manager in Citroen Italy.