On 19 April 2012 during CIO CITY, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes will hand out the European CIO of the Year Awards 2012. Adriano Riboni, Chief Information Officer @ Sanofi-Aventis Italy is one of the 13 nominees. Check out his profile below.
Adriano Riboni, CIO of sanofi-aventis Italy since January 2005, was already CIO of Aventis Pharma Italy since January 2002. Adriano joined the group in 1986, initially in the Organization department with the responsibility of the Sales, Marketing and Logistic Areas, he coordinated the implementation of the SAP System when the solution wasn’t yet ready to satisfy the Italian legal and fiscal requirements.
During the first years he developed a significant experience in the System functionalities analysis and customizing, and in the Business Process Reengineering and remodelling, changing and improving all Company processes. Afterwards, he was appointed SAP Integration Manager and later SAP Services Manager, with the responsibility of the entire SAP Modules and of the Team working on the System. He managed several Upgrade Projects. From the R2 version to R3 up to the current ECC 5.0.
From 1994 about, Adriano has also coordinated 4 merger projects, of Information Systems, which the last one led to the creation of the Italian sanofi-aventis subsidiary and the construction and improvement of the current IT platform.
Adriano has a wide experience in IT Systems and Professional people Management, in large organizations and multi country and multi language projects. The projects he coordinated are covering the entire Company organization: Sales Force Management, ECM, SAP ECC, Payroll, Business Intelligence WEB based Solutions and Innovative and Advanced Systems are key success factors in his career.
Adriano started his career working in the Information Systems department in one of the major Italian retail company, and after working for a multinational chemical company, becoming Systems and Programming Supervisor, he finally moved to the current Company.
Really an entire Life working in IT. Adriano: “The only job where one day is never like the day before, where it is always necessary to learn and to look for new ideas, new solutions. In these last years, what is really difficult is to know all what is happening in new technologies & new opportunities. Everything is running really fast, sometime at the end of the day I am saying that it will be impossible to continue to work in this way, but the next morning I am there again to think how or where I can apply a new solution I read about the day before, and when I find the possibility to solve a necessity or even to contribute with that, to the business grow, I say, once again: this is the best Job in the World!”