Benetton Guest Speakers

Benetton team will be directly involved in the programme’s activities, what will allow the participants to get a first-hand experience.

Messini_MarcoMarco Messini
Chief Distribution & Sales Officer UCB
Marco joined Benetton in January 2015 with the aim to develop the new company sales strategy based on the on a worldwide integrated distribution channels’ model and a unique customer experience. Behind ten years in VF Corporation, where he has been Vice President Franchising EMEA for all VF brands and formerly VP Wholesale EMEA for Timberland, after having held senior management roles in Diadora, Invicta and De Fonseca. Solid international background and fashion industry expertise.



Christian Prazzoli
Corporate Wholesale & Franchising Director UCB
Christian joined Benetton in 2015 with the responsibility of managing the sales network of partners at global level. Before Benetton he gained a significant international experience in the Wholesale and Franchising channels management, where he covered roles of increasing commercial responsibility in very power brands company such as Sara Lee Corporation Intimates Division and Nike where he has been Football Category Senior Director Western Europe at Nike EHQ in The Netherland.


GabriellaGabriella Valentinotti
Head of Education, Growth and Engagement
Gabriella joined Benetton in 2006 where initially held the position of Recruiting & Training Manager. Today she is the Head of Education, Growth and Engagement, playing the role both at corporate level and for the commercial network.
For Benetton, she has created and implemented a talent management strategy for the retail channel and launched a In Store Academy addressed to the Franchise Channel.
Before she spent ten years in EDS, HP Group, as a Senior HR specialist, developing a strong international background within the EMEA team.

Velente_cristinaCristina Valente
Training & Development Specialist
Cristina joined Benetton in 2014 to start a full Company journey in the training department.
Young, brilliant and joyful, she loves her job and she is responsible for Retail training programs.