Managing Director - Mondadori Retail
Mario Maiocchi has been CEO of Mondadori Retail S.p.A. since September 2013.
Born in 1956 in Bolzano, Maiocchi graduated from Milan’s Bocconi University with a degree in Economics and Business Administration. After an initial experience in the management control area at 3M Italia, Maiocchi joins Control Data Corporation in 1985, first as Finance Director for Italy and then as Chief Financial Officer for Central Europe in Germany. He then moves on to a similar role in Nashua Italia (1989), followed by EMI Music (1990), as General Manager of EMI Financial Services, and subsequently as Vice President of Finance and IT of EMI Music South Europe.
In 1998, he joins the Metro Group, covering the roles of CFO Metro France, Chief Executive Officer of Metro France Immobilier, General Manager of Metro Italy and Chairman of Metro Italia Cash and Carry S.p.A. In 2008, he is appointed Chief Executive Officer of Unieuro S.p.A, part of the Dixons Retail Group; in 2010, Maiocchi becomes Managing Director for southern Europe (Italy, Greece, Spain and Turkey) and is appointed to the Group’s Executive Committee.
Chairman of ADM (Associazione Distribuzione Moderna) from 2006 to 2008, Maiocchi also taught marketing at the University of Parma from 2007 to 2012.
In May 2014, he became a member of the Board of Directors of Confimprese, the association of Italian retailers, for which, since December 2009, he has also served as coordinator of the Real Estate Committee.