Coopted on March 1, 2016, as Director with deputy functions, on April 29, 2016, Francesco Milleri was appointed Deputy Chairman of Luxottica Group S.p.A., to assist the Executive Chairman in carrying out the various functions associated with his current role. On December 15, 2017 he was appointed CEO of the Group, maintaining the position of Deputy Chairman.
Francesco Milleri graduated with honors in Law at the University of Florence, where he worked as Assistant Professor of political economy, from 1984 until 1986. He later earned in 1987 an MBA in Business Administration with high merit at the school of management at the Bocconi University in Milan, followed by two years of specialization in Corporate Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University as the assignee of the “Donato Menichella” scholarship from Banca d’Italia.
Francesco Milleri began his career as a business consultant for Italian groups and multinationals in 1988. He gained international experience working in a variety of industries, from mechanics to consumer goods, from financial institutions to pharmaceuticals.
Alongside business consulting activities, he founded and currently leads since 2000 a group of companies focused on technology and digital automation platforms. He is also Director of the Leonardo Del Vecchio Foundation and of IEO European Institute of Oncology.
Francesco Milleri will bring to the Board his extensive expertise as a strategist for global companies and his proven ability to futurize business through digital technology and infrastructure.