Avolta's Leadership

Avolta’s leadership is founded on timeless core principles: our team members are central to our success, and diversity leads to enriched decision-making. Together, we are creating an inspiring and rewarding place for our people to belong and grow together, guaranteeing value for all our stakeholders.

Our Board of Directors

Juan Carlos Torres Carretero
Executive Chairman Chair of the SIC (Strategy & Integration Committee)
Alessandro Benetton
Honorary Chairman Independent and Non-executive
Sami Kahale
Vice-Chairman Independent and Non-executive Member of the Audit Committee, of the ESG Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee
Enrico Laghi
Vice-Chairman Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee, of the Nomination Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee
Heekyung Jo Min
Lead Independent Director Independent and Non-executive Chair of the ESG Committee and of the Nomination Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee
Xavier Bouton
Independent and Non-executive
Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
Independent and Non-executive Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee
Luis Maroto Camino
Independent and Non-executive Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee
Joaquín Moya-Angeler Cabrera
Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee, of the Nomination Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee
Ranjan Sen
Independent and Non-executive
Lynda Tyler-Cagni
Independent and Non-executive Member of the ESG Committee
Eugenia M. Ulasewicz
Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee and of the ESG Committee
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Juan Carlos Torres Carretero
Executive Chairman Chair of the SIC (Strategy & Integration Committee) born 1949
Education
  • MS in Physics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • MS in Management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Professional Background
  • Many years of private equity and senior management operating experience
  • 1988 Joined Advent International, a private equity firm, in Boston as a partner
  • 1991 – 1995 Partner at Advent International in Madrid
  • 1995 – 2016 Managing Director and Senior Partner in charge of Advent International Corporation’s investment activities in Latin America
  • 2019 – 2021 Chairman of Acamar Partners (SPACs)
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
None

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Alessandro Benetton
Honorary Chairman Independent and Non-executive born 1964
Education
  • BBA from Boston University
  • MBA from Harvard Business School
Professional Background
  • Chairman and founder of 21 Invest S.p.A. (since 1992)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Autogrill S.p.A. (1997 – 2023)
  • President of the Cortina 2021 Foundation to organize the Alpine Ski World Championships (2017 – 2021)
  • Chairman of the Benetton Group (2012 – 2013)
  • Board member of Robert Bosch International Holdings AG (2002 – 2018)
  • Chairman of the Benetton Formula 1 Racing Team (1988 – 1998)
  • Chairman of Edizione S.p.A. (since 2022)
  • Vice chairman of Atlantia S.p.A. (since 2023)
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
Edizione S.p.A., Atlantia S.p.A., 21 Invest S.p.A., 21 Investimenti SGR S.p.A., 21 Invest France, University of Naples - Parthenope

 

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Sami Kahale
Vice-Chairman Independent and Non-executive Member of the Audit Committee, of the ESG Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee born 1961
Education
  • Degree from University of Notre Dame (Indiana)
  • MBA from Babson College (Massachusetts)
Professional Background

Since 1998 various Senior Leadership positions at Procter & Gamble including

  • 2003 – 2007: Vice President Health & Beauty care, Central Eastern Europe/Middle East, Africa
  • 2007 – 2014: Vice President Italy
  • 2014 – 2017: Vice President Southern Europe region
  • 2018 – 2021: General Manager and CEO of Esselunga S.p.A.
  • Since 2023: Operating Partner at Advent international
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
IRCA S.p.A. (Chairman of the Board since 2022), Marymount International School (Vice Chairman of the Board since 2013)

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Enrico Laghi
Vice-Chairman Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee, of the Nomination Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee born 1969
Education
  • Degree in Business Administration – La Sapienza University of Rome
  • Professor of Accounting & Finance at the La Sapienza University of Rome
Professional Background
  • Since 2005 Chairman of the consultancy firm Studio Laghi (and previously Board Member since 2003)
  • Member of the board of directors and of the board of statutory auditors of companies also listed on the Italian stock exchange market such as: 2006 – 2014 Pirelli & C. S.p.A., 2010 – 2018 Beni Stabili S.p.A., 2012 – Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso S.p.A., 2013 – 2017 Unicredit S.p.A., 2013 – 2019 Acea S.p.A.
  • Since 2022 Board Member Abertis Infraestructuras SA
  • Since 2022 CEO of Edizione S.p.A. (previously Chairman of the Board of Directors 2020-2022)
  • Since 2023 Board Member of Atlantia S.p.A.
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
Edizione S.p.A., Atlantia S.p.A., Abertis Infraestructuras SA, Studio Laghi S.r.l.

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Heekyung Jo Min
Lead Independent Director Independent and Non-executive Chair of the ESG Committee and of the Nomination Committee, and Member of the Audit Committee born 1958
Education
  • Ph. D in Business Administration from Seoul Business School (aSSIST)
  • MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business in New York
  • BA from Seoul National University
Professional Background
  • Many years of diverse management and leadership experience
  • 2004 – 2005 Executive Vice President at Prudential Investment and Securities Co. in Korea
  • 2006 Country Advisor, Global Resolutions in Korea
  • 2007 – 2010 Director General of the Investment Promotion Bureau at the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ) in Korea
  • 2011 – 2013 Chief HR Officer of CJ Corporation in Korea
  • Since 2013, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility of CJ CheilJedang
  • Ms. Min speaks regularly on the subject of sustainability and ESG (Environment, Social, Governance)
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG


Not listed companies or organizations:
Asia New Zealand Foundation (Honorary Advisor) and CJ Welfare Foundation.

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Xavier Bouton
Independent and Non-executive born 1950
Education
  • Diploma in Economics and Finance from l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux
  • Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Bordeaux
Professional Background
  • 1990 – 2005 Board member of Laboratoires Chemineaux
  • 1999 – 2021 Board member ADL Partners
  • 2005 – 2017 Board member Dufry AG
  • Since 1999 Chairman of the Supervisory Board of FSDV (Fayenceries de Sarreguemines Digoin & Vitry le François) based in Paris, France
  • Since 2021 Chairman of Edeis since 2021 

 

Current Board Mandates
  • Avolta AG
  • FSDV (Chairman of the Supervisory Board)
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Mary J. Steele Guilfoile
Independent and Non-executive Chair of the Audit Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee born 1954
Education
  • Bachelor of Science from Boston College Carroll School of Management
  • MBA from Columbia Business School
  • Licensed, certified public accountant
Professional Background
  • 1996 – 2000 Partner, CFO and COO of The Beacon Group, LLC, a private equity, strategic advisory and wealth management partnership.
  • 2000 – 2002 Several management positions such as Executive Vice President and Corporate Treasurer at JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Chief Administrative Officer of its investment bank.
  • Served previously on the Board of Directors of Viasys Healthcare Inc. (2001 – 2005), Valley National Bancorp (2003 – 2018), Boston College (1991 – 2011) and Hudson Ltd. (2018 – 2020).
  • Serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (since 2012), The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (since 2007) and Pitney Bowes, Inc. (since 2018).
  • Since 2002 serves as Chairwoman of MG Advisors, Inc. and has been a Partner of The Beacon Group, LP since 1998.
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. and Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Not listed companies or organizations:
Chair of MG Advisors, Inc.

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Luis Maroto Camino
Independent and Non-executive Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Audit Committee born 1964
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidad Complutense Madrid
  • MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa, Madrid (IESE)
  • Further qualifications from Stanford, Harvard Business School, INSEAD and IMD
     
Professional Background
  • 2000 Joined Amadeus IT Group, a leading player in the travel and tourism industry, where he served as Deputy CEO, CFO and Director Marketing Finance.
  • Prior to joining Amadeus, he held several managerial positions at the Bertelsmann Group.
  • Since 2011, CEO and President of Amadeus IT Group.
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG and Amadeus IT Group.

Not listed companies and organizations:
None

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Joaquín Moya-Angeler Cabrera
Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee, of the Nomination Committee and of the SIC (Strategy & Integration) Committee born 1949
Education
  • Master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Madrid
  • Diploma in economics and forecasting from the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MS in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
Professional Background
  • Career focused on the technology and real estate industries, including having founded a number of companies
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors of various companies: IBM Spain (1994 – 1997), Leche Pascual (1994 – 1997), Meta4 (1997 – 2002), TIASA (1996 – 1998), and Hildebrando (2003 – 2014)
  • Served previously on the Board of Directors of Dufry AG (2005 – 2018) and Hudson Ltd. (2018 – 2021)
  • To date Chairman of the Board of Directors of La Quinta Real Estate (since 1994), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Corporación Empresarial Pascual (since 1994), Chairman of the Board of Directors of Avalon Private Equity (since 1999)
  • Serves on the advisory boards of private equity firms Palamon Capital Partners and MCH Private Equity
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
La Quinta Real Estate, Corporación Empresarial Pascual, Avalon Private Equity, Palamon Capital Partners (Board of Advisors), MCH Private Equity (Board of Advisors).

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Ranjan Sen
Independent and Non-executive born 1969
Education
  • Degree in Business Administration from Richmond University in London

 

 

Professional Background
  • Many years of private equity and banking experience.
  • 2003 Joined Advent International as Director.
  • Since 2016 Managing Partner at Advent International.
  • Member of the European and Asian Investment Advisory Committee and Head of the German office in Frankfurt of Advent International.
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG and InPost Poland.

Not listed companies or organizations:
Hermes Germany GmbH

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Lynda Tyler-Cagni
Independent and Non-executive Member of the ESG Committee born 1956
Education
  • Lynda Tyler-Cagni holds a B.A.(Hons) in Languages, Economics & Politics from the University of Kingston, London.
Professional Background
  • Various global executive positions with Fast Retailing, Uniqlo and Zegna.
  • Founder and CEO at Only the Best, an agency advising and representing talent primarily in fashion, luxury and retail.
  • Served as a Director of Atlantia SpA, an Italian listed global infrastructure operator until November 2018.
  • Previously served on the Board of World Duty Free Group as a non-executive and independent member and chair of the HR & Remuneration Committee (from 2013 until the acquisition of World Duty Free Group by Dufry AG in 2015).
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG

Not listed companies or organizations:
EDHEC Paris and Bloch International Pty Ltd

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Eugenia M. Ulasewicz
Independent and Non-executive Member of the Remuneration Committee and of the ESG Committee born 1953
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Professional Background
  • Many roles as a global retail industry executive, most recently as President, Burberry Americas until 2013.
  • Serves on the Board of Directors of Signet Jewelers (since 2014), is Chair of the Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee
  • Vince Holding Corp (since 2014) Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of Audit Committee
  • ASOS Plc (since 2020) Chair of the ESG Committee and a member of Audit and Remuneration Committees
  • Served on the Board of Directors of Hudson, Ltd (2018-2020) and Bunzl plc (2011-2020)
Current Board Mandates

Listed companies:
Avolta AG, Signet Jewelers Ltd., Vince Holding Corporation, and ASOS Plc.

Not listed companies or organizations:
None

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