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Livio Libralesso is CEO of the Geox Group from 16th January 2020.
Born in Venice in 1965, Livio Libralesso graduated cum laude in “Economics and Business” from the Cà Foscari University of Venice in 1989 and went on to qualify as a professional auditor, enrolling with the dedicated register held by the Italian Ministry of Justice.
He joined Geox Group in 2001, holding roles with increasing levels of responsibility and managing the Group's strong development process to closely support the business. In 2004, as Administration and Finance Director, he coordinated the listing process. In 2009, he was appointed Head of Administration, Finance and Control. In 2012, he became Group CFO and, in 2016, he was appointed Corporate General Manager with his responsibilities extending to cover IT systems, legal and corporate affairs, indirect purchasing and store network development and maintenance. He incorporated and launched all of the Group's companies, defining the international expansion strategy (Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Hong Kong, China, Macao) and is a member of the Board of Directors for each subsidiary. He has also been a member of the Geox S.p.A. Board of Directors since 2018.
Before joining Geox, between 1997 and 2001, Livio Libralesso held important roles in Benetton Group, dealing with the latter’s integration of Benetton Sportsystem and the subsequent international rationalisation process, with particular reference to the coordination of investee companies in Europe and the United States (Benetton USA, Prince and Rollerblade). He also managed extraordinary transactions to sell trademarks and company divisions, as well as international tax planning.
From 1995 to 1997, he held the role of Controller for Lotto S.p.A. Group, where he was responsible for budgeting, pricing and business margins.
From 1991 to 1995, he worked for PWC, providing auditing and accounting services and specialising in international projects to acquire Italian companies.
From 1989 to 1991, he held the role of Industrial and Business Controller at Safilo, for the group's licensed production activities.