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Giulio Bonazzi

Aquafil Spa

President and CEO


Born in Verona - Italy in 1963, Giulio Bonazzi graduated in Business Economics at the University of Venice. In 1987 he started his career working in the family business. After one year in the Commercial and Technical Departments of Aquafil, he attended a six-month training course at Horizon Carpet in the United States. In 1989 he became Assistant Production Manager at the plant in Arco and a year later took over the management of this Department. Since 1991, he has been a key figure at the plant in Rovereto, where he implemented a restructuring program with the aim of rebalancing the accounts and boosting productivity. In early 1992, he was given the task of restructuring Tessilbrenta, one of the family's businesses. He was involved in the expansion to Slovenia, assisting with the acquisition of the Kranj factory. In 1994 he returned to Aquafil, working on the acquisition of Julon d.d., an enterprise which has become a fundamental asset for the Group. From 1995 to 1998 he held the office of General Manager at Julon, relocating with his family to Slovenia. In 1999 he returned to Italy as Vice Chairman of Aquafil before becoming Chairman of the Group in 2008. He served as president of CIRFS, the European Association of man-made fiber producers, from 2011 to 2014. Recently he was President of Confindustria Trento, the Employers’ Association of the Province of Trento.


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