Announced on a press release on April 8, 2019, Italia Independent Group, eyewear and lifestyle company headed by Board of Directors Chair, Lapo Edovard Elkann, appointed member of the committee, Mario Pietribiasi, as its new managing director. The appointment took place at the end of the shareholders’ meeting.
Petribiasi has honed expertise in the eyewear industry for the past 32 years, having held significant positions prior to 2012 in Safilo Group, as Managing Director of Safilo Far East, as well as, General Manager. He similarly founded eyewear trading companies in Hong Kong.
"I am happy to continue to run Italia Independent in the coming years and I am sure that with Mario Pietribiasi at my side the success of the current recovery plan is sealed," said Elkann, co-founder and president of the company.