Executive Management

Roberto Graziani

President & CEO

Roberto was appointed as President & CEO of Nuance in 2004. Prior to this, he was CFO at Gruppo PAM SpA, the operational holding of Nuance’s parent company GECOS. Having led the successful acquisition of Nuance in 2002, he was subsequently appointed to the Nuance Board of Directors and related company committees. Roberto began his career in international banking after serving as an officer in the Arma dei Carabinieri, the national gendarmerie of Italy. He graduated from Venice University with a Degree in Business and Economics, and also holds an MBA in International Finance from Clemson University, USA.

Andrea Belardini

CEO EMEA & Global Chief Commercial Officer

Andrea was appointed as CEO for Nuance’s European operations in July 2009, and took the role of Global Chief Commercial Officer in 2013, in addition to his current role. Previously, he spent nine years at Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), where he held a number of senior roles across the business including EVP Commercial, EVP of Strategy and Development, and Managing Director of ADR International Airports South Africa. Prior to this, Andrea worked for the Accor Group’s Carlson Wagonlit Travel division where he became Vice President of Southern Europe operations. He graduated with Honours (Magna cum Laude) in Business and Economics from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’.

Philippe Boyer

CEO Australia

Philippe Boyer was appointed as CEO Nuance Australia in March 2013. Philippe has over 25 years’ experience in retail, spent in general merchandise, fashion and department stores as well as travel retail in New Zealand and Australia. He has worked in companies such as Farmers Deka Ltd. Since joining Nuance in 2001, Philippe has witnessed significant change. Philippe holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) from the University of Canterbury New Zealand.

Francesco Cammarano

EVP Information Technology & Logistics

Francesco joined Nuance as Chief Information Officer in 1997 and was appointed EVP Information Technology & Logistics later that year. He began his career as an IT Consultant and project leader in Switzerland. He later took the role of Information System Coordinator at Bally International Ltd, where he was promoted to the holding company’s Head of Information Systems. Francesco also spent four years in Japan as Chief Information Officer at Nihon Siber Hegner Group. He holds a Degree in Electrical Engineering & Information Technology from the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zürich, as well as a Degree in Quantitative Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen.

Elisa Crotti

EVP Strategy & Business Development

Elisa joined Nuance in January 2011 as EVP Strategy & Business Analysis. In addition to the Strategy Department, Elisa also leads the global Business Development function which defines geographical BD priorities and coordinates the different regions in achieving their BD objectives. Previously a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group, she has spent more than a decade working with and advising leading travel retailers, international food retailers, department stores, speciality chains and consumer product manufacturers on areas such as strategy and business planning, category management, organisational structure, sales & marketing and M&A. Elisa graduated from Politecnico di Milano with a Masters in Business and Process Engineering, and also holds an MBA from INSEAD, France/Singapore.

Nicolas Girotto

Chief Financial Officer

Nicolas was appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. Prior to this he was CFO at Conbipel, an Italian fashion retailer. Nicolas has worked across Europe in a number of senior finance roles for retailers such as Conbipel, Grand Optical and Grand Vision. During his career, he has successfully improved the financial structure, reporting and performance of a number of different businesses. Nicolas holds a Masters in Finance and Accounting (MSTCF / DESCF) from Université Bordeaux IV.

Alessandra Piovesana

CEO Asia

Alessandra has managed Nuance in Asia since 1999, and joined the Company from the LVMH Group, where she was responsible for Guerlain across the North Asia Pacific region. Bringing more than 25 years’ industry experience to her role, Alessandra began her career in Europe with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and the Revlon Group, working in brand management and marketing. She then spent ten years with L’Oreal Group Asia, where she held the roles of Marketing Director, General Manager and Division General Manager. Alessandra has a Degree in Applied Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium, and also holds an MBA in International Marketing and Finance from the University of Oregon, USA.

Richard Rendek

CEO North America

Richard joined Nuance in 2003 as CFO for the company’s North American operations, and was promoted to CEO six months later. He has a proven track record in finance, economics and management in multinational corporations, with over 20 years of retail experience in the North American market, most recently with Lagardere Services and Loblaw Companies. Richard obtained his Chartered Accountancy in 1991 with KPMG and has passed the Canadian Securities exam.

Salvatore Aricò

EVP Human Resources

Salvatore joined Nuance in 2010 as Human Resources Director for Corporate and Europe, and was appointed as EVP for Human Resources in 2013. Prior to this he held the position of Human Resources Director for L’Oréal in Italy, and was also an executive member of the National Employer Association (Confindustria) for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Salvatore has a wealth of experience in Human Resources within international and multicultural organisations. Salvatore has a degree in Business and Economics from the University of Turin.