Forlì, 4 June 2014 - The engineer Stefano de Vivo is the new Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, world leader in the design, construction and sale of luxury motor yachts, with a unique portfolio of prestigious, and some of the most exclusive, brands in the global nautical market.
The appointment of Stefano de Vivo is part of the Group’s consolidation/relaunching plan that is focused on the design and construction of new ranges of products, as well as on the implementation of new business and marketing strategies, thanks to the contribution of young, motivated and experienced managers.
Stefano de Vivo will report directly to the lawyer Alberto Galassi, Chief Executive Officer of Ferretti Group, and will work on strengthening and developing the sales network for all the Group’s brands.
Stefano de Vivo, aged 36, graduated in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from the prestigious University College of London and gained an MBA from the University of Sciences and Technology in Hong Kong.
He began his career in the nautical industry at Riva where, at a very young age, he covered the roles of Project Manager, World After Sales Manager and Greater China and Asia Pacific Manager. Until 2011 Stefano de Vivo was also Sales & Marketing Director and Vice President of Sales at Benetti.
He has also provided consultancy for top international groups such as Desigual Asia Pacific, Volkswagen Group – Hong Kong office, Pacific Coffee Company, China Light and Power Group, and Progressio SGR.
“I decided to go for a young manager in whom I strongly believe, a professional who trained at the Riva school and then built up great international experience in the nautical world” - commented Alberto Galassi, Chief Executive Officer of Ferretti Group - “Stefano will be able to give an important contribution to the growth of the Ferretti Group, concentrating on our main aim: building and selling the most beautiful boats in the world”.