Daniele Rizzo (Italy) holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from University Bocconi of Milan. He started his work experience in 1989 as a consultant in a primary global consulting company. Then he took a role as IT manager in a midsized regional grocery retailer. He joined Autogrill in 1999, where he was formerly in charge for the development of a ICT preliminary plan supporting the international business developments. He has then covered ICT management leading roles within the Autogrill group.
As a result of a challenging accelerated business growth context – significantly accomplished through international acquisitions by the Autogrill group – Daniele has lead the complete renewal of the company ICT Portfolio, as well as a deep transformation of its ICT function from a decentralized, dipartimental, infrastructure driven organisation towards a Shared Service Unit organisation which was officially set up in 2009, and currently serves several BUs / different LOBs across Europe.
While in charge as Europe CIO, In 2012, he was nominated responsible of the newborn group administration shared service for Europe, serving 14 main operating legal entities located in Italy, France and Spain, on accounts payable, accounts receivable and General ledger processing.
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