iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A., the international leader in the field of architectural lighting and part of Fagerhult Group, announced in February that CEO Andrea Sasso has decided to pursue new professional ventures. iGuzzini’s Board of Directors has appointed Cristiano Venturini, currently CFO of iGuzzini, to succeed Sasso as CEO.
“We are confident that Cristiano Venturini will successfully lead iGuzzini into the future,” says Bodil Sonesson, President at iGuzzini and President and CEO at Fagerhult. “Together with Venturini we will continue on our strategy to create one of Europe’s largest lighting group and to grow sales globally”.
“We would like to thank Andrea Sasso for his outstanding commitment and valuable contribution to significant improvements undertaken by iGuzzini in the last five years. We wish him all the best for the future, both professionally and personally” says Adolfo Guzzini, President Emeritus at iGuzzini.
“It is an honour to succeed Andrea Sasso who has done an extraordinary job with iGuzzini,” Venturini says. “I am proud and delighted to serve as iGuzzini’s next Chief Executive Officer. This is an exciting time in the architectural lighting sector, and we are ideally positioned to help our clients thanks to our constant innovation and focus on customer satisfaction.”
Graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University of Milan and with a Master’s Degree in General Management from the same university, Cristiano Venturini joined iGuzzini 12 years ago as Treasurer, assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer in 2015, with the aim of supervising the operations and development of the company& lines of business, supporting strategic planning and process management.