Stefano Rivera has been CEO of Scabal since June 2013. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering and an MBA from ESSEC in Paris. He has more than 20 years experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing and retail from working in various national and regional roles in several countries.
Contrary to many, Stefano’s taste for entrepreneurship has been evident since the start of his career. He went straight from graduation to managing his own successful SME in his home town of Cremona in the north of Italy, where he forged his first 10 years of professional experience.
Since 2000 Stefano has held various positions at multinational corporations based in France and Belgium. In Paris Stefano managed export business development for Carrier Corporation (a division of UTC) before joining Sperian Protection (now Honeywell Safety Products) as VP Marketing. In 2007 he moved to Brussels where he held positions as Director Retail Europe for Bridgestone and Managing Director Retail EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for the Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company, before joining Scabal in 2013.