Valerio is a global business leader with a track record in promoting and embedding innovation across companies’ technical, supply chain and R&D functions. Most recently he held the role of Senior Vice President, Head of Strategies and Performance at Nestlé, based in Vevey, Switzerland.

Valerio has an exhaustive understanding of disruptive technologies, digital environments, and their commercial applications. A respected driver of open innovation, Valerio has worked with academia, accelerators, VCs and startups, as well as with major strategic partners and alliances, to accelerate growth – this includes his instrumental role in driving Nestlé’s digital nutrition project and also managing the company’s innovation partnership with Samsung. His vast network, his drive to maximise corporate efficiency and his passion for innovation and cross-functional culture have allowed Valerio to deliver a number of business-relevant and innovative concepts, whilst also leading crucial change management projects. Valerio’s international business expertise extends across Europe, Asia, Africa, the US and Latin America. He has an MBA from the University of Wales and is the recipient of the Certificate in Lifelong Executive Learning from IMD Business School in Lausanne. Valerio holds holds. British and Italian citizenship.