Biography

Roberto Vedovotto

Chief executive officer, Kering Eyewear

As CEO of Kering Eyewear, reporting directly to François-Henri Pinault, Roberto Vedovotto is responsible for the Group’s eyewear platform that supports all of Kering’s Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands.

Prior to joining Kering in 2013, Roberto was twice CEO of the Italian eyewear company, Safilo Group. From 2002 to 2006, he led a restructuring of the organisation and subsequent initial public offering (IPO). From 2009 to 2013, he grew the firm into a major, multinational enterprise.

Mr Vedovotto has also held senior management positions in the banking sector where he worked for 15 years − at Morgan Stanley in London and Milan, Lehman Brothers and Nomura.

An Italian national, he earned a degree in business administration from Bocconi University in Milan and a master’s in finance from the London Business School.