05 October, 2020 - 5.00pm
Interni Meeting Point, Istituto Marangoni, via Cerva 24, Milano

The entry of funds in the corporate structure, besides providing liquidity for investment, has the aim of reinforcing the company’s organization, supporting entrepreneurs in the definition of their growth strategies and helping them to manage the process of internationalization, increasing visibility and optimization of processes and costs. This is not always the solution, but it is clear that the business models of Italian companies are changing, confirming greater familiarity and expertise with digital tools, and the need to create critical mass to approach increasingly unstable international markets, without sacrificing identity and heritage.

Moderator Silvana Annicchiarico, design curator


Nicola Coropulis, Ceo Poltrona Frau - ph. Alessio D'Aniello
Graduated in Political Science, after over 15 years in the furniture sector, in 2008 he joined the Poltrona Frau Group, now part of the Haworth Group, an American company, leader in office furniture. After having held various roles in the commercial and marketing fields and gained significant skills in the international development of sales networks and distribution channels within the Group companies, in 2019 Nicola Coropulis was appointed CEO, head of the Residential & Contract business units of the 'company and of Ceccotti Collezioni, a company of fine wood furniture part of Poltrona Frau since 2018. In this role Coropulis has led the company in a new commercial expansion, mainly in Asia and the Americas, expanding the offer in order to presenting Poltrona Frau as a reference brand in high-end furniture and an ambassador of Italian excellence all over the world.

Giovanni del Vecchio, Ceo Giorgetti - ph. Alberto Bernasconi
Since 2015 Chief Executive Officer of Giorgetti and shareholder together with the Progressio SGR Fund. With a degree in Business Administration, del Vecchio have a 360-degree professional training: after the years spent in an American consultancy firm, he spent several years in the Fashion sector (Salvatore Ferragamo and Prada) as Director of all operations in Asia before to earn many years of experience in the Design sector in which he has been working for over fifteen years with top positions first in the Poltrona Frau Group and then in the Molteni Group. In addition to his role in the world of Design, he is now President of Ermini Automobili Italia and Lead Independent Director of the Board of Directors of EUKEDOS SpA, a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange that deals with medical-health services. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Assarredo Board of Directors.

Roberto Gavazzi, Ceo Boffi - ph. Tommaso Sartori
With a degree in Economics and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University of New York, Roberto Gavazzi started his career in the French multinational Saint Gobain, leader in the glass and building material sector, working with Finance and International Business Development for their Paris Holding company. Subsequently he was hired by Olivetti to work in strategic management and business development dealing with international agreements acquisitions and partnerships.Since 1989 he is the C.E.O. and majority shareholder of Boffi.On April 2015 he became C.E.O. of De Padova, from January 2017 he is C.E.O. of MA/U Studio and from February 2019 he is C.E.O. of ADL after the third acquisition.

Gianluca Mollura, Ceo MOHD - ph. Alessandro Olgiati
Gianluca Mollura continues the business founded by his mother in Messina over fifty years ago and decided to develops his business model based on in-depth knowledge of the sector establishing Mohd (Mollura Home Design), the historic Sicilian company, a point of reference in the furniture sector of luxury and design. In 2011, realizing the potential of the digital world, he created the online platform mohd.it, which today reaches more than 90 countries with a catalog of more than 40,000 products, a selection of more than 400 brands of the best international design and an exclusive service of dedicated design.