Paolo Prudenziati

NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN

Born in Milan in 1956. He graduated with a degree in Agricultural Sciences and started his career at Cargill in 1981. He joined Chiquita Brands International in 1989 covering numerous positions of responsibility internationally, becoming Senior Vice President Trading and Emerging Markets and Chief Executive Officer of Chiquita Italia. He joined the Group in 2016 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer. From February 2017 he become Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Orsero Group. Since December 2019, Mr. Prudenziati is non-executive Chairman of Orsero.

 

Raffaella Orsero

DEPUTY CHAIR and CEO

Born in Savona in 1966. During her studies in law, in 1993 she started her career in the commercial department at Simba SpA, a GF Group company, becoming Managing Director in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, she was also Managing Director at Reefer Terminal S.p.A. From September 2006, following the death of her father, the founder of GF Group, she became Managing Director of GF Group, a position she held until July 2015 when she became Chair. In February 2017 Mrs. Orsero was appointed Deputy Chair, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Orsero Group.

 

Matteo Colombini

Co-CEO and CFO

Born in Bologna in 1983. After graduating in Law and Business Administration and a master’s course in General Management at Bocconi University in Milan, he started his career at the Bank of Ireland. In 2008, he went to work at Bain & Company Italy Inc until 2015 when he joined GF Group SpA as Group Chief Financial Officer. In February 2017 Mr. Colombini was appointed  also Managing Director of Orsero Group.

 

Calogero (Alessandro) Canalella

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO)

Born in Alassio (SV) in 1971. After obtaining a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Genoa, in 2001 he began his professional career at Simba S..p.A, an Orsero Group’s company involved in the importation of bananas and pineapples, then he also took the commercial management of the Group main distributing entity, Fruttital S.r.l. Since February 2020, he is Chief Commercial Officer of Orsero Group in addition to his previous positions as Managing Director of Simba  and Fruttital.

 

Tommaso Cotto

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO)

Born in Biella in 1986. He has a degree in Management Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin and in Business Economics at ESCP-Europe. He started his professional experience at Bain & Company Italy Inc in 2010 as a consultant. He joined the Group in November 2015 as Chief Operations Officer.

 

Alessandro Piccardo

CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (CHRO)

Born in Albenga (SV) in 1964. A degree in History, he joined GF Group SpA in 1998 as assistant to the Commercial Director of Reefer Terminal SpA, becoming Chairman and CEO in 2007, a position that he held until 2015. Member of the Board of Directors in various Orsero Group’s companies , from 2014 he is Chief Human Resources Officer .

 

Luis Fernandez López

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HERMANOS FERNÁNDEZ LÓPEZ

Born in Albox (Almería – Spain) in 1946, Spanish nationality. In the 1960s he started his activity in the wholesale distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables, which he still manages as executive director of Hermanos Fernández López, S.A. (“HFL”). He also holds various assignments in companies controlled by the same HFL.

 

Sébastien Postifferi

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF AZ FRANCE

Born in Avignon in 1976, French nationality. In 1996 he obtained the BTS in International Commerce at the Lycée Perier of Marseille. After working for the Company Fruttica S.a.s. for 5 years within the sales office, purchasing and selling mainly Italian products, he took over the management of the company, holding the position of Executive Chairman of Fruttica S.a.s. and of the holding company Postifruit S.a.s. until May 2019 when the company was acquired by Orsero S.p.A. He currently holds the position of Executive Chairman of the Company AZ France SA.

 

Joao Mendes

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EUROFRUTAS

Born in Setubal (Portugal) in 1961, Portuguese nationality. Bachelor of Administration at the Stonehill  College, Massachusetts, in 1984. After several experiences in some companies of the sector, in 2006 became Managing Director of Chiquita Portugal, in 2012 was appointed Deputy Managing Director of Bargosa Fruit Company. In 2015 joined the Group as Managing Director of the company Eurofrutas Lda.

 

Luca Tarabella

MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BELLA FRUTTA

Born in Mesagne (BR) in 1971, he graduated in Economics at the University of Genoa in 1997, Luca Tarabella speaks Italian, Greek, English, Spanish, French, Russian. He joined the Group in May 2000 as sales manager for Greece, based in Athens. Since September 2012 he has been the managing director of Bella Frutta S.A.

 

Manlio Ginocchio

CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF COSIARMA

Born in Camogli (GE) in 1967. He began his career in the world of container transport in 1990, after a scientific maturity. In 1997, he joined the maritime branch of the Group as Maintenance & Repair Manager and, subsequently, as Container Division Manager. In 2014 he was appointed Managing Director and, since August 2019, also Chairman of COSIARMA S.p.A.

Giacomo Ricca

EXECUTIVE RESPONSIBLE FOR CORPORATE ACCOUNTING DOCUMENTS

Born in Savona on May 22, 1958. He graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Genoa in November 1982. After various work experiences he joined the Group in 1998, dealing with management reporting / control and, in particular, with the preparation of the consolidated financial statements, of which he is now responsible. As of the start of the negotiations, he is the Manager responsible for preparing the corporate accounting documents.