Leadership

Giovanni Azzone was born in Milan in 1962. He graduated in Master of Science, with Honors, in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. Since 1994 he has been Full professor of Management Control Systems at Politecnico di Milano; he was nominated Vice Rector in 2002 and he was elected Rector in 2010 (til december 2016).

He is author/co-author of several papers in national and International Journals and conferences.

Since february 2016 he has been President of Arexpo and in april he became an independent member of the board of Poste Italiane.

In september 2016 he also became the Project Manager of “Casa Italia”, the national program for earthquakes' disaster prevention established by Italian former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Igor De Biasio, born in 1977 in Milan, graduated in Political Science at Catholic University of Milan, then he obtained a specialization in Marketing and Digital Economics at the Catholic University and a further post-graduate specialization in Marketing at SDA Bocconi . He began his career in 2001 as Account Executive, Head of the Northern Italian market at the Eurobusiness company. From 2004 to 2010 he was Senior Account Manager at GFK Retail and Technology. From 2010 to 2016 he worked at Philips S.p.A. as Sales Manager, where he managed all the channels of the Consumer Lighting business in Italy, Israel, Greece, Malta and Cyprus. From 2017 he held the position of Wholesale Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Moleskine Srl, until June 2019, when he was appointed CEO of Arexpo. Furthermore, in July 2018 he was elected by the Chamber of Deputies member of the board of directors of the Italian RAI-Radio and Television.

Marco Carabelli was born in Milan in 1972. He got his degree from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Economics and Business.

After few work experiences in the private sector, in 2000 he took office in Region Lombardy Presidency. In 2006 he was nominated Balanced and programming Director and 4 years later he was promoted to Deputy Secretary General.

Since april 2016 he’s been working as Managing Director of Arexpo.