IFCO SYSTEMS names Francesca Amadei Vice President of IFCO Southern Europe

written by IFCO SYSTEMS, 22nd June 2021, in News

Munich, Germany – June 22 , 2021: IFCO SYSTEMS, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Packaging Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, today announced Francesca Amadei has been named Vice President of IFCO Southern Europe.

Francesca Amadei, Vice President of IFCO Southern Europe.

"I am pleased to welcome Francesca to the IFCO team," said Michael Pooley, CEO of IFCO SYSTEMS. "Her strong pooling experience, combined with her excellent strategic skills and proven operational track record makes her the ideal person to lead our Southern European business. I would also like to thank Pierre-Olivier Blanchard for his great leadership and service over the last years. Pierre-Olivier has done an excellent job in developing a very strong business in France and improving the overall performance in the South European Region."

Francesca most recently served as Country General Manager at CHEP Italia. In that role, she was responsible for driving annual double-digit growth in the pallet pooling business developing strong and mutually beneficial customer relationships. She introduced and fostered Agile ways of thinking and working to promote innovation, customer value creation and people empowerment, leading to CHEP Italia Top Employer award in 2021.

“I am honored to join IFCO Leadership team,” said Mrs. Amadei “a company that places the sustainable and efficient fresh grocery supply chain at the center of its vision. I look forward to advancing that mission in the Southern European region working together with the IFCO team, our customers and commercial partners.”

Francesca Amadei, Vice President of IFCO Southern Europe.

Mrs. Amadei joined CHEP Italy in 2011, serving in increasingly senior commercial and general management roles ranging from Retail Service and Commercial Director to Country General Manager. Prior to CHEP, she worked for the Italian Trade Commission (ICE) and Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada and strategy and business development for other relevant players in the Italian market. Mrs. Amadei graduated in International Relations and Diplomatic Affairs with a focus in International Economics from the University of Bologna (Italy), holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from SDA Bocconi in Milan. Certified as a Professional SCRUM Master, she has also participated in the Ongoing Executive Education & Leadership Development Program at the Centre Européen d’Education Permanente (CEDEP) in Fontainebleau, France.

Mrs. Amadei will report to IFCO CEO, Michael Pooley, and will assume her duties on July 1, 2021, taking over the role previously held by Pierre-Olivier Blanchard.

These articles will also be interesting for you

Sign up now!

Get insights dedicated to the fresh grocery supply chain delivered straight to your inbox. We’re excited to help you navigate the key opportunities in this important industry!

I agree to receiving communications from IFCO and the processing of my personal data. From time to time, we would like to contact you (e.g. via e-mail) to inform you about our products and services, as well as other content that may be of interest to you. If you consent, please tick the checkbox. Visit our privacy policy for more information. *

* required field

How can we help you today?