Andrea Sasso, executive with extensive experience as top manager and CEO of listed companies (Merloni Elettrodomestici/Indesit Company, Pirelli Tyre, Elica, Marazzi and iGuzzini illuminazione) has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Italian Design Brands Group (IDB).
Giorgio Gobbi is Managing Director of IDB and will work alongside Andrea Sasso on the growth and development of the Group, while also operating as Managing Director of Meridiani srl, one of IDB’s controlled companies.

This choice is linked to the declared strategic objective to take the Group public in the coming years and to the need to provide it with a modern governance and an increasingly independent, solid and professional managerial structure. This is even more important in this very difficult moment for the market and in consideration of the fast growth and consequent larger dimension and complexity that IDB has been experiencing in the last few years, pursuing the ambition to increasingly be, with its seven controlled companies, a reference hub for high quality Italian design and furniture.

A strengthening of IDB’s managerial team will facilitate the achievement of such ambitious goals, laying down a solid foundation to prepare at best for the recovery phase.