Gabriele graduated from University of Pisa with an MSc in Economics and commenced his career as a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen. He then spent 14 years with Autogrill Spa, the Italian-based multinational catering company operating at airports, motorways and railway stations, where he held the roles of Sales Director and Chief Central Operations Officer.
Gabriele then joined Expo 2015 Milano, where he was the food and beverage Manager responsible for defining the food and beverage Strategy for the 6-month event and executing the sponsorship and tender process with multiple caterers and events companies.
More recently, Gabriele has held the role of Real Estate and Facility Manager at Casa Milan, the HQ, offices, museum and destination building of AC Milan. Other roles include CFO and Board Member for an Italian architectural structure company and General Manager for a start-up company operating as a guarantee fund within the Italian tourism market.
Gabriele has been contributing support and expertise as part of Russell Partnership Collection team working to ensure Expo 2020 Dubai plan and deliver an exceptional culinary experience for all 25 million visitors, in particular with the precious transfer of knowledge and application of the lessons learnt in Milan 2015.
Gabriele’s experience in key positions within diverse business sectors, from finance to operations, has allowed him to increase the strategic vision of the processes and those transferable skills necessary to navigate complex businesses such as a World Expo.