Our Team

Team

Marco Dau , CEO, Italia Cibum, Amministratore Delegato

CEO

Marco Dau

Marco Dau is a business manager with extensive experience in leading companies. He was in charge of Internal Communications at BNL and was Chief Executive Officer of BNL Event, a Gruppo’s company specialized in Marketing and Communications.

Marco Dau is a business manager with extensive experience in leading companies. He was in charge of Internal Communications at BNL and was Chief Executive Officer of BNL Event, a Gruppo’s company specialized in Marketing and Communications.

He was Chief Executive Officer of the communication agency Caleida and worked on the organizing committee of Expo 2015 in Milan, helping to lay the foundations for what is now considered a great Italian success.

He was General Manager for a company in the world of telecommunication services. Together with Massimo Panagia, he founded Italia Cibum, of which he is Partner and Managing Director, capitalizing on his passion for quality food and the products connected to it: he enrolled in the Italian Chefs Association, and he studied as a Sommelier after following a series of specialization courses as a Chef… a qualification that he considers to be purely amateur. He created the Manager group at Fornelli, where he is one of the main hosts.

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massimo panagia , executive chairman, italia cibum, food entertainment

Executive Chairman

Massimo Panagia

Massimo Panagia has worked as CEO for over 25 years in Italian and multinational companies, operating in all the major world markets, including the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.

Massimo Panagia has worked as CEO for over 25 years in Italian and multinational companies, operating in all the major world markets, including the United States, Latin America, the Middle East, India, South East Asia, China, Korea, and Japan.

Among his many roles, he was Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Logistics (for the EME region), of Cargoitalia (which he was also the founder of), and of Alitalia Cargo. He holds a Master’s in Science of Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is now head of Tristar, a Business Development & Venture Capital company whose primary objective is to evaluate business development projects and support clients in their implementation. His career path is mainly focused on transport and logistics, but for several years he has been working with Food, retail models for Enogastronomy and internationalization of Made in Italy food products. He obtained the Sommelier dell'Olio Diploma, of which he is also an amateur producer. Together with Marco Dau, he founded Italia Cibum, of which he is a Partner and Executive Chairman.

 

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Giovanni Silvestri , Travel Industry Specialist

Travel Development Manager

Giovanni Silvestri

Giovanni Silvestri is an expert in international marketing and brand communication, specialized in organizing international media projects and events, as well as services for tourism, and has an excellent knowledge of International Affairs.

Giovanni Silvestri is an expert in international marketing and brand communication, specialized in organizing international media projects and events, as well as services for tourism, and has an excellent knowledge of International Affairs.

He has a diploma in Creative Marketing from the Bocconi University of Milan.

He has extensive experience in institutional relations in Italy and abroad, in promotional mechanics, and in the tourism industry.

He worked in Toronto, Canada, at Maclean-Hunter Ltd. He works with the Gambero Rosso events organization. He was sole director of the Consorzio Centro Servizi Fiera di Roma; Marketing and Travel Industry Manager for the Walt Disney Company, Disneyland Paris Resort; he is the Brand Ambassador, Marketing Consultant Canada specialized in the wine sector.

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Fausto Nieddu , copywriter, pubblicitario, brand builder,

Communication Manager

Fausto Nieddu

Fausto Nieddu, advertising, brand builder. He has worked with: Union Group, Ata Tonic, Vianet, Gruppo Roncaglia, So What, and _Take. Copywriter since 1986, Creative Director since 1995, and Executive Creative Director since 2009.

Fausto Nieddu, advertising, brand builder. He has worked with: Union Group, Ata Tonic, Vianet, Gruppo Roncaglia, So What, and _Take. Copywriter since 1986, Creative Director since 1995, and Executive Creative Director since 2009.

He is the author of national and international campaigns in almost all product sectors. He has concentrated a large part of his work in the sectors of Food & Wine, Tourism, Automotive, and Social Campaigns. He has won many creative, national, and international awards, including: Art Directors Club Italiano, Art Directors Club New York, the United Nations Wild Awards USA, Mediastars, GrandPrix, NC Awards, Agorà, European Regional Design, AD Spot, and Sette Green Awards.

He teaches Semiotics of Art and Advertising Communication at IED, the European Institute of Design in Rome.

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Francesca Riganati, Laboratorio Piazza Verdi, Italia Cibum, Scuola Cucina, Team Building, Catering

PIAZZA VERDI LABORATORY MANAGER

Francesca Riganati

Francesca Riganati is an expert in enogastronomic training. Specifically, she was the Gambero Rosso manager in the Rome, Naples, Catania, Palermo, and Turin offices. In this role, she managed, coordinated, and supervised the schools both in terms of training contents and from an organizational logistic point of view.

Francesca Riganati is an expert in enogastronomic training. Specifically, she was the Gambero Rosso manager in the Rome, Naples, Catania, Palermo, and Turin offices. In this role, she managed, coordinated, and supervised the schools both in terms of training contents and from an organizational logistic point of view.

Francesca managed post-graduate education (master courses in communication and enogastronomical journalism and a master’s in multimedia communication). Her last experience was as the training, communication, and events manager at the Medeaterranea Academy, an enogastronomic training center in Naples.

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valentina vitale

Food Marketing Manager

Valentina Vitale

Valentina Vitale is an expert connoisseur of the panorama of agricultural products across the national territory. She worked for years in the commercial management of Accenture, a consulting firm. She was Sole Administrator of MedImpianti, an energy efficiency company, as well as shipbuilding and repair, with which she obtained certain international awards.

Valentina Vitale is an expert connoisseur of the panorama of agricultural products across the national territory. She worked for years in the commercial management of Accenture, a consulting firm. She was Sole Administrator of MedImpianti, an energy efficiency company, as well as shipbuilding and repair, with which she obtained certain international awards.

Consultant for the development of Territorial enogastronomic excellence (including: Molini del Ponte, Ecor Natura Sì, Ecofruit, Eataly Porta del Sud).

She collaborated with the Motor Power Company for the creation and management of events for the "Principessa" gelato machine. She participated in the development of the "Animacorale" social agricultural project, a natural wine project together with the Casa dei Giovani therapeutic community. She collaborates with the Italian association Mulini Storici and with the Cultural Movement "La Rivoluzione in un Chicco", which deals with the protection of native Italian seeds. Slow Food activist. She collaborates with the University of Gastronomic Sciences of Pollenzo.

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