Giuseppe Perucchetti (54), born in Varese and married with two children, graduated in Industrial Business Economics from the Bocconi University of Milan. In the mid-1980’s he began his career with Philips (IRE) as an assistant in the sales department. After 5 years he moved to Whirlpool, where he remained for 22 years, operating both domestically and internationally and within a number of departments. His final position with Whirlpool was Senior Vice President of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa and Council Chairman of Whirlpool Corporation. Between August 2011 and September 2012 he was an Independent Director of Elica S.p.A.. Perucchetti has acted also as a management consultant. Currently he has an ongoing role with the Regional Economics University Research Centre and is contracted to lecture at the Economics Faculty of the University of Milan-Bicocca.