Yesterday was the difficult day.
Today the challenge to new difficulties starts again.
President and founder of Cavanna S.p.A Mario has covered several institutional posts. Among these we can mention: AIN Chairmanship (Industrial Association of Novara) and Vice- President of FederPiedmont (Confindustry), Vice-President of the Foreign Centre of the Piedmont Chamber of Commerce, Vice- President of UCIMA, President of the SIN (Industrial Services of Novara S.r.l, a Company linked to the AIN that deals with the supply of Managerial level of Consulting and Innovation Services for the Associated Companies.)
Currently Mario is a Member of the Industrial Committee of Novara.
"Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier."
(Madre Teresa di Calcutta)
Cavanna's CEO since 1999, I manage functions dedicated to Human Resources, Finance and Legal Affairs. I share with my brother Riccardo all strategic decisions for companies member of "Cavanna Packaging Group". I joined the company 16 years ago following my father Mario's will, giving up my career such lawyer in one of the major law firm in Novara.
Drawn to a challenge, with listening skills, curiosity, ability to analyze and to study the terms of the problems, I have identified two essential tools for the management of the new responsibilities: the first one is constant training , which requires self-criticism and availability to change; currently I'm ending a Master of General Management at MIP – Milan Polytechnic - ; I'm also counselor in Core Energetics, psycho-physical discipline that enriches me in professional and personal level.
The second tool is the teamwork combined with willpower. The two areas where I acquired this attitude, before than in the company, have been in the High School, selective and demanding, and in the Family: being the second child between two brothers has increased my spirit of determination; the loss of my first brother Stefano, in his youth, has reinforced the value of family and, by analogy, convinced me of the value of the attitudes of cooperation, support and understanding even within the company. Believe in the value of family, of group, of team spirit, of being and of doing things together, complement each other on a personal level in my third and most important family: my two sons (my real teachers) and my husband, who go all my gratitude.
"Luck doesn't exist. There is only the moment when talent meets opportunity."
(Lucio Anneo Seneca)
Born in Valsesia in 1970, Riccardo has attended the Bocconi University with a degree in Business Management and also the Executive MBE at MIP, Business School of the Polytechnic in Milan Italy. Riccardo has had the opportunity to experience working abroad as well as in Italy. The following career years were filled with challenging jobs in important industrial groups like being Deckel Maho Glidemeisster Marketing Manager for the Italy Sales Network and in ALPMA Group as Area Manager. Since the year 2000 Riccardo has been a member of the Board of Directors and in the year 2004 he has become the CEO of Cavanna. During his present tenor Riccardo has internationalized Cavanna by opening a Manufacturing Plant in Brazil and another one in USA.
Additional Chair activities to his Cavanna duties:
• Vice Director of UCIMA
• Director of FORAZ
• Active member of the GEI Association in Brazil