Safilo, a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of eyewear, announces the appointment of Andrea Zaffin as Commercial Head IMEA, effective January 2019.
Andrea Zaffin, has been appointed as the new Commercial Head, IMEA of Safilo Group. He will be based in Dubai and will be spearheading the company’s business in India, Middle East and South Africa. He will be reporting directly to Angelo Trocchia, Safilo Group’s CEO.
“We welcome Andrea who has long experience in the industry and in these very specific markets. He has strong entrepreneurial skills with a solid and successful background,” commented Angelo Trocchia.
Andrea’s work experience includes a tenure of 15 years at Luxottica, shouldering the responsibility of setting up the subsidiary in Dubai and establishing the business throughout the MEA region, thanks to his ability to work closely with distributors and creating with them strong partnerships. More recently, Andrea has worked with Italia Independent in a consultancy capacity with responsibility for the Middle East, Africa & India.
About Safilo Group, Safilo Group is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of sunglasses, optical frames, sports eyewear and products. It has an extensive wholly owned network of subsidiaries in 40 countries – in North and Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Asia Pacific and China – and more than 50 distribution partners in key markets. Safilo’s portfolio encompasses: own core brands Carrera, Polaroid, Smith, Safilo, Oxydo, and licensed brands: Dior, Dior Homme, Fendi, Banana Republic, BOSS, Elie Saab, Fossil, Givenchy, havaianas, HUGO, Jimmy Choo, Juicy Couture, kate spade new york, Liz Claiborne, Love Moschino, Marc Jacobs, Max Mara, Max&Co., Moschino, Pierre Cardin, rag&bone, Saks Fifth Avenue, Swatch, and Tommy Hilfiger.
Listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (ISIN code IT0004604762, Bloomberg SFL.IM, Reuters SFLG.MI), in 2017 Safilo recorded net revenues for Euro 1,047 million.