President & Lead Strategist
Riccardo Cavanna is a flowpack and sustainable packaging expert with a long term vision of Total Cost of Ownership and an Industry 4.0 innovator.
His personal motto is "Lucky does not exist, there is only the moment when talent meets opportunity".
Since 2002 he was Chief Executive Officer and owner of Cavanna SPA. Since 2021 he is President & Lead Strategist of the Group.
Proudly born in Valsesia (Pedemont, Italy) in 1970, graduated at Business School of Economics at Bocconi University and took an Executive MBA at the MIP (Milan Polytechnic).
Before entering the family company, Riccardo has gained experience in different fields and industry. He has been trained with different internships in Italy, France and 6 months on a German "Berufstecnikschule" after that he held the position of Junior Sales Manager at ALPMA in Germany and CRM, ICT and Sales Network Manager at Deckel Maho Gildemeister Italy.
Proudly committed and passionate of tradeshows and business networking, Cavanna served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ipack-Ima srl in 2016-2018, contributing to the success of Ipack-Ima 2018 edition, that made the show one of the most important in Europe and in the packaging world.
Nowadays he is Vice President of UCIMA (The Italian Packaging Machinery Association) and designed President for 2022/2024.
He is member of the local Council of Confindustria (Novara, Vercelli) and of many packaging and network associations: PMMI (The American Packaging Machinery Association), ABIMAQ, GEI (Gruppo Esponenti Brasile), European Kettle Club.
He is also member of some local no profit and alumni associations devoted to development of the territory and education.
He contributes to several University thesis and White Paper on different topics as Crm, digital marketing and tradeshows on BTB, project management and Total Cost of Ownership.
He speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German.
Riccardo Ciambrone, CFO of the Cavanna Group for 4 years, assumes the position of CEO in 2021.
Graduated in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, 60-years-old Riccardo Ciambrone comes from previous experiences in Apple, Koch Industries, Glaston and Barry Wehmiller. As CFO he had the opportunity to get to know all the companies in the group in depth, their people, their processes, a fundamental premise for being able to effectively assume this role.
"I thank the shareholders for the opportunity given to me to contribute, from a new position, to the development path of the Group which, once the Covid emergency is over, will soon resume thanks to the experience and technological know-how of our Team."