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Italia Independent Names New CEO

MILAN — Italia Independent has a new chief executive officer, Mario Pietribiasi.
In his new role, he succeeds Giovanni Carlino, who joined Italia Independent in November 2016.
Pietribiasi has a deep knowledge of the eyewear industry. He covered several roles, including country manager, sales director EMEA, ceo for Asia Pacific and global sales director, at Safilo, which he joined in 1987. In 2012, he founded Hong Kong-based eyewear firm Koru.
Italia Independent’s main investor Lapo Elkann will maintain his role of president of the company he cofounded in 2007. “I’m happy to continue guiding Italia Independent in the next few years and with the support of Mario Pietribiasi, I’m sure we will be able to execute the relaunch plan we have already kicked off,” he said.
In February, investment fund Creative Ventures Srl acquired 25.44 percent of Italia Independent.
Creative Ventures Srl is controlled by the fund Talent EuVeca through AVM Gestioni Sgr and investment fund Centurion Global Fund Sicav. Italia Independent is listed on the AIM Alternative Market of Capital segment of the Milan Stock Exchange.
Creative Ventures Srl agreed to increase Italia Independent’s capital by 6 million euros through the issue of 2.6 million shares valued at 1 euro each. At the same time, Elkann

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