Management

Bob Kunze-Concewitz
Chief Executive Officer

Bob Kunze-Concewitz, an Austrian citizen, was born in Istanbul (Turkey). After graduating from Hamilton College (USA), he earned an MBA from the Manchester Business School.

Bob joined Procter & Gamble as FP&A analyst, position that he covered for two years. He then continued his career in the marketing department occupying various positions of increasing responsibility within an international realm. Following numerous assignments in strategic planning and business ownership, he became Group Marketing Director in the Global Prestige Products division.

He joined Campari Group as Group Marketing Director in October 2005 developing and implementing new marketing strategies for the Group's international brands. Since May 2007, he is Chief Executive Officer of Campari Group.

Paolo Marchesini
Chief Financial Officer & Operating Officer

Paolo Marchesini was born in Milan, where he took his degree in Economics and Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.

He joined a private consultancy firm in 1991. Since 1993, he is a Professional Chartered Accountant and a Registered Accounting Auditor of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance. Paolo joined the Group in 1997 occupying various positions in the Finance division. In 2000 he was appointed Chief Financial Officer. In 2001, he joined the Board of Directors of Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A and was appointed Managing Director in 2004.

During his 21-year tenure as Group CFO, he led in 2001 the IPO of Davide Campari-Milano SpA at the Italian Stock Exchange, developed an effective relationship with the Investors' Community and managed several deals supporting the Group’s expansion through external growth.

Since July 2022, Paolo Marchesini is Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Campari Group.

Fabio Di Fede
General Counsel and Business Development Officer

Fabio Di Fede was born in France where he completed a Master in International Business Law at the University of Aix-Marseille. He also graduated from the Master of Commerce Program of the University of Sydney.

He began his career at Ernst & Young in Monaco and then joined Campari Group in 1999 as International Legal Counsel to become Business Development Manager in 2003. He then joined Campari International in 2008 to take the Market Development Director role, quickly rising to the position of Deputy Managing Director the following year. In March 2011, Fabio was appointed Managing Director International. After serving as CEO of a family office based in Monaco, Fabio joined the Société des Produits Marnier-Lapostolle in May 2016 as Managing Director.

Starting from January 2018, Fabio Di Fede holds the position of General Counsel and Business Development Officer and also the position of secretary of the board.

Julka Villa
Group Head of Marketing

Julka Villa, a native of Italy who currently resides in NYC, holds a degree from Luigi Bocconi University’s Graduate School of Economics. With over 20 years of experience, Julka previously spent nearly a decade contributing to the brand building in Heineken and L’Oréal in Italy in a variety of roles across business intelligence, marketing, and communication. Julka joined Campari Group in 2009 where she initially held the role of Global Brand Director for Campari on the Global Strategic Marketing Team (GSM).

She continued her career as Marketing Director for Brazil, which she was appointed in 2011. She returned to GSM as Managing Director of the Italian Icons portfolio in 2014, being based in Milan, and subsequently in 2017 she moved to the US as Managing Director Spirits. She also held the position of Managing Director of the RARE US, a super-premium division, which she designed and launched at the beginning of 2021.

Following significant acceleration in the growth of the Spirits Brands portfolio, she was appointed Group Head of Marketing in February 2022.

Duncan Lowe
Head of Global Supply Chain

Duncan Lowe is Head of Global Supply Chain in Campari Group. He holds a Chemical Engineering and Finance Degree from the University of Loughborough in the UK.

He has held leadership responsibilities for over 25 years in multinational companies across Asia, Europe, North America and Latin America.
In the previous 10 years, he has been working for PepsiCo covering a leading role in the Global Supply chain function. Before joining Pepsico, he worked for Associated British Foods in a wide range of roles including Supply Chain, M&A, Project Management and Sales.

David Souperbiet
Group Head of HR

David Souperbiet, a Swiss citizen from Geneva, has an academic background both in Clinical Psychology and International Relations. After a career in Clinical Psychology, he moved into Human Resources.

Prior to join the Group, in 2000, he joined Nestlé as HR VP for CPGmarket.com and in 2003 he became Global Head of HR for IT and the GLOBE Program, the worldwide Nestlé SAP project. In 2006, he moved to Africa as Regional Head of HR for the Central West African Region based in Accra, Ghana, covering 23 countries.

In 2009, David joined British American Tobacco as Head of HR for its Russian business and in 2012, he joined PepsiCo as HR VP for Russia and CIS based in Moscow. In March 2015, he moved back to Switzerland as HR VP looking after Global Functions for Europe. In 2017, he was appointed HR SVP for the Europe & Africa Business Units and then CHRO PepsiCo Europe in 2018.

Starting from October 2021, David starts in Campari Group as Head of Human Resources.

Christopher Woods
Head of IT

Christopher Woods was born in London and holds an International Business and Modern Languages degree from Aston University in the UK.

Christopher started his career with British Telecom, he then moved to France to jointly found an IT services company and then worked for Verizon. He joined Reckitt Benckiser in 2003 where he spent 13 years in multiple IT leadership roles both in corporate and business unit organizations across Europe.

Since September 2016, Christopher is Campari Group’s Head of IT.

Patrick Piana
Group Head of Commercial Capabilities

Patrick Piana was born in London. He holds a degree in Economics & Management from Paris-Nanterre University and a Master’s degree in Strategy and Marketing from Dauphine University in Paris.

After 5 years covering various marketing and strategy positions at Philip Morris, Patrick joined LVMH, at first leading the Marketing of Moet Hennessy in France, and ultimately of the US Division. He became head of Spirits Marketing for Pernod Ricard USA and then became the Global CEO of the Remy Martin Cognac House. He returned 6 years later to New York as CEO of Stoli Group North America before moving to Milan as the Global CEO for Fratelli Branca.

Since July 2021, Patrick covers the role of Head of Commercial Capabilities in Campari Group

Matteo Fantacchiotti
Managing Director Asia-Pacific

Since January 2020, Matteo Fantacchiotti is Managing Director Asia Pacific. The region comprises of Australia and New Zealand, China, India, North and SouthEast Asia and it is a blend of In Market Companies, Joint Ventures, Campari local entities supported by distributors and pure distributors markets.

Matteo has held leadership roles in the drinks industry for over 20 years working with global premium brands both in developed and emerging markets across Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Africa. After his Business and Economics graduation in Italy, he started his career with couple of years in the cosmetic industry.

He then spent the rest of his professional life in the beverage industry in Nestle’ Waters, Diageo and Carlsberg Group in various managerial positions with growing responsibilities ranging from managing in market operations, leading global sales and marketing operations, opening new Business units and/or new markets and having regional P&L responsibilities in Asia.

Mauro Caneschi
Managing Director Americas

Mauro Caneschi was born in Rome, where he graduated from “La Sapienza” University with a degree in Political Science.

He started his professional career at Brasseries Kronenbourg (Danone Group) in France and later he held several managerial positions of growing responsibility at Scottish & Newcastle both in Europe and in North America.

In 2009, he joined the Heineken Group as General Manager Andean Cluster. After working on a number of acquisition/integration projects as M&A Leader, in 2011, he became General Manager Americas Export in charge of the Caribbean, Central and South America markets. In 2014 Mauro joined Campari Group as Managing Director Southern Europe Middle East and Africa as well as Global Travel Retail.

After covering the role of Managing Director North America, , Mauro Caneschi becomes Managing Director Americas in April 2020

Cesare Vandini
Managing Director Northern, Central & Eastern Europe

Cesare Vandini was born in Bologna and holds a degree in Economics.

He held various managerial positions with growing responsibilities from Commercial and Marketing Director to General Manager, operating both in Italy and international markets for relevant companies such as Kraft Food, Diageo e Pirelli. Cesare joined Campari Group as global Marketing Director in 2008 and was appointed Managing Director Eastern Europe in 2011.

Since March 2015, he covers the role of Managing Director Northern, Central & Eastern Europe.

Sascha Cumia
Managing Director Southern Europe Middle East & Africa

Sascha Cumia, of Italian origin, was born in Germany. Sascha holds a degree in International Business Administration from the Bocconi University (Milan).

After various international assignments at multinational companies, he joined the export division of Campari Group in 2000, working in the USA and Canada markets. Some years later, he took over the management of European markets such as Germany and Austria, and other markets such as the Czech Republic and Hungary.

In 2006, Sascha was appointed Regional Director for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Just over a year later, in 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of Campari Austria. In 2012, Sascha becomes the Managing Director of the Business Unit South America. From March 2015 until June 2016, he covers the position of Managing Director of BU Wines. Following an assignment as Head of Group Resources Optimization, Sascha takes up the role of Managing Director Italian Market.

Since September 2019, Sascha Cumia is Managing Director Business Unit SEMEA at Campari Group.