The appointment underlines the retailer’s commitment for further growth in Italy, as Fulvio Fassone has over 15 years of professional experience as Commercial Director at major Italian airports. Before joining Heinemann Italia, he worked several years as Executive Vice President Commercial at Rome Airports.
Prior to that Fulvio Fassone was Commercial and Marketing Director at Turin airport and Retail Director of Venice airport. In addition, he was President of the Italian Travel Retail Association (ATRI) and held the position of Vice President Business Development at the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) for several years.
“Fulvio Fassone has a profound track record as airport retail expert and we are convinced that he will invest his knowledge in a profitable way for Heinemann Italia. Over the past years, we have successfully set the course for strategic growth here. Together with Fulvio Fassone we now want to grow even further and use his distinguished experience in travel retail to advance Heinemann in Italy,” says Christoph Stump, Director Sales Central & Southeast Europe at Gebr. Heinemann.
Fulvio Fassone takes over the position of Managing Director from Karl Niendorf, who will dedicate himself to a new task within the global Heinemann network as of January 2020.