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23.05.19

Design Holding announces the appointment of Roberta Silva as CEO of Flos

As part of the efforts of the holding company and its subsidiaries to further strengthen their management teams, Mrs Silva’s task will be to carry forward Flos’ strong identity and history of excellence, whilst guiding the company into a new phase of growth.

Design Holding is pleased to announce the appointment of Roberta Silva as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Flos.

Roberta Silva was selected in the past few months by the Group’s shareholders together with Piero Gandini, the entrepreneur who sold Flos to Design Holding. Her appointment is part of the efforts of the holding company and its subsidiaries to further strengthen their management teams, by recruiting managers with a high international profile and able to contribute to the growth of the Group led by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gabriele Del Torchio.

Established in November 2018 by Investindustrial and The Carlyle Group to create a leading international group in the high-end interior design sector, Design Holding together with the companies that comprise the Group (Flos, B&B Italia, Louis Poulsen and Arclinea) began to strengthen its structure, with the aim of supporting and accelerating individual company growth, while efficiently coordinating Group activities and maximising synergies.

In her role as the CEO of Flos, Roberta’s task will be to carry forward the brand’s strong identity and history of excellence, whilst guiding the company into a new phase of growth that will enable it to successfully address the ongoing changes in the sector and the challenges of an increasingly global marketplace.

Roberta was previously the Italian Country Manager of Bose, a US multinational manufacturer of high-end electronics. After successfully fulfilling this role, the Group promoted her to an international role appointing her as Head of Bose’s Global Direct Retail Network.  She left Bose after having led the company into a new phase of strategic commercial development and brand enhancement. Prior to Bose, Roberta had senior roles at the Kraft Group.