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A new board of directors was appointed at illycaffè’s recent annual shareholder meeting, with those elected to the board due to remain in office until 2021.

Andrea Illy has been confirmed as Boards Chairman and Massimiliano Pogliani as Chief Executive Officer. Enrico Tommaso Cucchiani, Founding Partner and CEO of Think Global Investments is the company’s new Deputy Chairman.

The other board members are Anna Illy, appointed Chief Ethics Officer; Daria Illy, illycaffé executive, who has been recently appointed Coffee Culture Director; Alberto Baldan, Grandi Stazioni Retail’s Chief Executive Officer; Roberto Cingolani, Scientific Director at Genova’s Italian Institute of Technology; Carolyn Dittmeier, advisory and audit expert; Roberto Eggs, Global CMO and COO at Moncler Group; Cristina Scocchia, KIKO’s Chief Executive Officer.

The Board of Auditors will be chaired by Michela Del Piero. The other members are Gabriella Chersicla and Pasquale Debidda.

Three committees were created, including an Appointment & Remuneration Committee; Internal Control & Risk Committee; and a Sustainability Committee. Each of them consists of three non-executive and independent members.

Roberto Eggs was appointed Lead Independent Director among the non-executive and independent members. Anna Rossi Illy was reappointed again Honorary Chairman.

Andrea Illy (shown here), said the composition of the board was conceived with a focus on renewed commitment on specific areas. “The most important one is sustainable quality, as we aim to adapt our policies to climate change-related issues – something on which we’ve been active for a long time,” he said. “We also want to re-affirm our commitment to mitigation. As per our heritage, this includes continued innovation in process, packaging and preparation.”

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