Chief Executive Officer and General Manager
Fiera Milano Group
Luca Palermo is the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Fiera Milano Group from 1st January 2021. He is also vice president of AEFI, the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association. Mr. Palermo is graduated in Economics and Commerce from the University of Pavia and also took the General Management Program at Harvard Business School. His professional career has mainly developed in service-oriented sectors. From 2018, he was Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Edenred Italia, a multinational company operating in the business solutions sector, where he contributed to its profound digital and technological transformation. Before then, he held the position of CEO of Logista Italia, a leading distributor of tobacco and convenience products for tobacconists in Italy. From 2009 to 2017 he was CEO of the Nexive Italia Group, leading the latter to establish itself as the first private postal operator in Italy. He also gained significant experience in sales & operations at other multinationals such as Vodafone and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Palermo is also committed to social issues. He was a member of the Board of the Vodafone Foundation and of the Board of Directors of AGIRE – Italian Agency for Emergency Response, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping populations hit by the most serious humanitarian emergencies in the world.