Christian Vasino

Chief Executive Officer

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Graduated in Law at the University of Torino, Christian worked at a law firm before entering in the area of human resources. In 1999 he joined GATE S.p.A. (part of United Technologies Group) and became the Recruiting, Training and Development Manager for Italy.

He joined Iveco and was afterwards promoted to HR Director for the biggest bus manufacturing plant in Italy. In December 2003, Christian joined Adecco Italy as HR Director, based in Milan. In this capacity he signed the first ever national agreement with the Unions of the temporary employment sector and contributed to significantly reducing internal staff turnover.

In 2005 he was asked to join the Adecco Group Corporate Headquarters in Switzerland as Vice-President of Human Resources.

In 2007 he was promoted to the Group Chief HR Officer and Member of the Adecco Group Executive Committee, in charge of developing and driving the people strategy in all different Adecco Group businesses.

He has been a board member of the Talent Mobility Practice of the World Economic Forum for three years starting in 2011.

He joined Pirelli in January 2014 as the Chief HR Officer of the Group reporting to the CEO and Chairman, contributing to its successful turnaround.

Christian founded Chaberton Partners in 2016 and is now leading its growth, focusing on selected CEO and Board assignments.

Massimo Picca

Senior EQUITY Partner

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Born in Milan and raised in Italy and UK, Massimo received his degree in Law at Catholic University of Milan, followed by a Masters in HR and Organization at SDA Bocconi. Lives in Lugano and is fluent in Italian, English and French. He has spent the first part of his career with varied experiences in HR at RCS MediaGroup, Kraft-Mondelez and Coca-Cola, in charge of recruitment, organization development, merge and integration projects.

From 1998 to 2003, as the HRD at L’Oréal, he has led the integration process among the different Divisions in Italy.

Since 2004, he has been conducting Executive Search, Assessment and Advisory, with a main focus on the Consumer Sector, following senior international assignments for a wide range of multinational and entrepreneurial Companies.

He has been a Partner at Russell Reynolds Associates, Eric Salmon & Partners and Korn Ferry, and has a particular expertise in FMCG, Cosmetics, Retail, Media and Sport, plus a functional focus in Human Resources.

He is regarded as a trusted advisor by many executives and Companies and he is frequently asked to expresso his advice through speeches, lectures and articles about organization, career development and human capital.

Since 2018 he has joined Chaberton Partners as Senior Client Partner in charge of Consumer Sector internationally.

Paola Maria Caburlotto

Equity Partner

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International profile, Paola earned a degree in Languages, a Master of Arts in Conferencing Interpreting, a Master Program in Economics at the University of Genoa and an MBA at the University of Chicago Booth. She lives between Lugano, Milan and Torino and speaks fluently Italian, English and French.

Her professional experience starts in Shipping as Marine Insurance Brokers in Genoa and London where she starts-up the War Risks Market Desk, with different levels of responsibility. From 1992 Paola has different experiences in Strategy and Business Development functions of service companies, one being Right Management Consultants. Here she dedicates to change management & organizational effectiveness consulting and works on different turn-around and restructuring projects.

In 2001 she participates to XDS Inc, an American start-up company who creates the first cloud computing architecture. Here Paola was responsible for the first service development, for the team and the organization growth.

She is a Senior Management Recruiter since 2006, with a focus on Financial Services and Professional & Business Services industries. She was a partner in Transearch and in Signium International, where she also focused on Board Positions.

Since 2012 she started the Digital Practice and created a Research on the evolution and value creation of Big Data and its impact in future Banking and Insurance Organizations.  Paola has been following the evolution of women as manager, entrepreneur and investor.  She is an Advisor for corporations on diversity topics and of start-ups on growth topics.

In 2019 she joins Chaberton Partners as Senior Client Partner in charge of Financial Service and Professional and Business services Practice.

Olimpia Bisogni

Senior Client Partner

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Following her master degree in Economics at the University of Florence, Olimpia worked for different HR consulting companies.

She joined Euren, part of the InterSearch network, where she led the Florence office and later  the Milan office. In 2018 Olimpia was appointed Member of the Board of Directors InterSearch Worldwide and Global Practice Leader Automotive. Olimpia partners with a variety of multinational clients in the automotive and industrial sectors and other industries as well.

She will contribute to the future growth of Chaberton Partners with her competences also in talent acquisition, global recruitment project management and business development. She speaks Italian, English and Spanish. Olimpia Bisogni joined Chaberton Partners, as Senior Client Partner Automotive and Industrial.

Enza Stagni

Senior Client Partner

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Enza Stagni has a strong experience in recruiting and human resources management developed within international head hunting company as Amrop International, Heidrick & Struggles and Eurosearch Consultants.

Furthermore, she has worked for about 7 years in Guccio Gucci (Kering Group) as Internal Research & Recruiting Manager where she has implemented all the processes of direct research and selection of professionals and executives to be introduced at all levels in the organization: employees, middle level managers and top level managers for the entire Gucci Division needs (Retail Italy and Europe, Corporate and Industrial areas).

In addition she was also in charge of the organization, development and training of Italian Retail employees through day-by-day coordination, HR administrative activities supervision, contracts, litigations management, definition and monitoring of budgets for retail areas.

Starting from 2011, she came back to consultancy, within Eurosearch Consultants and she has designed and launched a worldwide project dedicated to recruiting and organization development in the luxury goods world, focused on finding talents and monitoring of the key figures in the organizational structures of the major brands.

Through her project, she works with international brands, mainly with HQ based in Europe and with production and distribution activities in Italy and in the rest of the world.

Barbara Peri

Finance Director

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Barbara Peri joins Chaberton Partners in January 2022 as Finance Director.
After graduating in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Barbara begins her professional career in the newly established international division of an Italian pharmaceutical company.
Driven by her passion for international contexts and growing companies, she continued her career in medium-sized groups based in Europe and North/South America, holding corporate roles, including Group CFO, Strategic Finance Business Partner and Business Affairs Director.
Throughout her career, Barbara has had a high level of exposure to strategic projects and initiatives such as new market expansions, strategic partnerships, M&A and post integration activity, operational efficiency programs.

Giuseppe Brambilla

senior Client Partner

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Giuseppe brings to Chaberton over 15 years of multi industry experience.

After his degree at Bocconi University in 2001, he joined EY with a Strategy Consultant role, delivering projects to key clients in the consulting and financial sector. He became Manager in 2006.

In 2007, Giuseppe joined the recruitment industry, with a successful tenure of over 10 years. He started with middle management positions, then moved to the Executive Search Practice of a leading global Recruitment and Executive Search firm. He will lead the future growth of Chaberton Partners in the Legal, Professional and Financial Services sectors.

Martina Pelliccia

Client Partner

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Graduated in Political Science and International Relations and with a Master in Human Resources, Martina lives between Lugano, Milan and Rome and is fluent in Italian and English. She began her career covering positions in external and institutional relations filed in the public administration within the Municipality of Rome and Lazio Region.

She then continued his career within one of Leonardo Finmeccanica Group subsidiaries (IIA-Ex Bredamenarinibus), taking care of the part of change management, HR organization, internal and external communication.

In 2016 she joined Page Group, first as Head of the Banking Division of Michael Page Roma, working on customers needs in the belonging sector at a vertical level, from junior profiles to executive roles, supporting them in identifying, assessment and staffing at all levels of responsibility. Later she became Associate Partner in Page Executive in Banking, Real Estate and Consultancy at a national level for C-Level profiles.

Martina Pelliccia joins Chaberton Partners in 2021 as Client Partner for the Banking and Real Estate practice.

Elena Lo Baido

Client Partner

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After graduating in Clinical Psychology and taking an Executive Master in Business Administration at MIP, Elena begins her career in multinational contexts, selecting cross functional talents both locally and globally, she develops the Life Science division in several leading companies for Middle and Executive Search dealing with business development and continuing her career in Executive Search.

Mikko Sinisalo


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Born in Finland, Mikko has lived most of his life abroad: USA, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, and Italy and is hence fluent in several languages. He completed academic studies in Human Nutrition with BSc at Cornell University, New York and MSc at University of Helsinki, Finland. After a few years in pre-clinical and clinical research in USA, Finland and France, Mikko joined Sandoz/Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Finland.

Over his 32 years of tenure in Novartis, Mikko has worked in country, regional and global roles with increasing leadership levels in Medical, Marketing, Sales, General Management and Human Resources, including Global Brand Director the HQ, Head of Marketing Oncology, in Germany, and Oncology General Manager in Poland.

Mikko has led Region Europe Talent Management functions as well as held HR Head roles in different Region Europe clusters and in Novartis Pharma Switzerland. In his role at corporate C&B, he led the development of company job levelling system, which was implemented globally in all functions and units, and which earned him an institutional Individual Achievement Award in 2013.

Mikko has a passion for developing high performing teams. He is a certified facilitator of several methodologies in team dynamics and behavior styles as well as a certified workplace mediator. The key success factor for him is always to start from the solid understanding of business requirements and needs when designing organizational development initiatives. This Mikko continues to leverage in his Advisor role at Chaberton Partners.

LEADING TEAM Governance & Value Creation

Patrizia Giangualano

Senior Advisor – Partner

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Patrizia Giangualano has worked for many years in strategic consulting, both in Italy and abroad, supporting companies, banks and insurance companies, coordinating the drafting of business plans, corporate restructuring and corporate governance projects, risk analysis and control systems. Currently Independent Director of listed and unlisted companies with positions in Risk, Sustainability and Remuneration Committees. She is also a Governance and Sustainability Advisor for medium and large sized companies, a member of the Board of Directors of Nedcommunity (the Association of Independent Directors) for which she coordinates the activities of the Reflection Groups and collaborates with ASviS, the Alliance for Sustainable Development in relations with companies as well as with Business Schools and Universities on risk issues, Sustainability, brand awareness and reputation. Co-author of the first book on the application of non-financial reporting, she initiated the collection and publication of “sustainable” success stories with the aim of sharing experiences and virtuous practices. In June 2021 she joined Chaberton Partners as Senior Advisor – Partner for Chaberton Governance & Value Creation.


Gianluca Scarpa

Managing Director – Head of Chaberton Professionals

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Born in Salerno in 1983 and raised in Milan.

Gianluca Scarpa began his work experience at the CUS (University sports center) as Head of the sports areas of the University of Milan. After studying Law, Gianluca in January 2011 joined an international company operating in Recruitment, specializing in Finance profiles.

In five years, thanks to managerial growth and great business results, he advanced from the role of Manager to Senior Manager and subsequently, Head of the division; he was also in charge of the start-up of the Tax & Legal division. In October 2016, within the same group, he was given the responsibility of the Banking & Insurance, Tax & Legal and HR divisions focusing on Middle Management profiles.

In September 2017, Gianluca was appointed as the Head of Assessment, enlarging his area of business to Human Capital Consulting Services. Gianluca joined Chaberton Partners in October 2018, taking the leadership of Finance, Banking & Insurance divisions for Chaberton Professionals. He will contribute also to the development of Chaberton Advisory. Gianluca is bilingual in Italian and English.

Riccardo Florio

Senior Director

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Riccardo Florio joined Chaberton Partners in April 2017.

He leads the brand Chaberton Professionals with a cross functional scope both from the geographical side and from a “practices” point of view. He is responsible for Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal covering the Industrial practice, with a focus on Chemicals, Machinery & Industrial Technology, Automotive, Logistics & Supply Chain market segments as well as Pharmaceutical and Consumer Goods.

Prior to joining Chaberton Partners, Riccardo served for five years as the Head of the industrial practice in Italy for an international middle management search firm. He positioned himself as a trusted point of contact for customers that are looking to excel in their competitive arena, as well as strengthening and reinforcing their image and brand identity in accordance with their performance.

Riccardo earned a MSc in Management, and his Bachelors in International Economics and Finance from the University Luigi Bocconi in Milan. Studies at University of New York and University of New South Wales in Sydney supplement his academic career. His native language is Italian, and he is fluent in English.

Stefano Cuccu


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Stefano Cuccu entra in Chaberton Partners nell’Ottobre 2021, assumendo la Direzione delle divisioni Sales & Marketing, Retail e Digital & IT.

Ha la supervisione diretta su queste divisioni, trasversalmente ai diversi settori operativi, mentre la sua personale area di specializzazione è il mondo Consumer Goods.

Prima di entrare in Chaberton Partners, Stefano ha lavorato per 10 anni in una delle primarie società internazionali di Ricerca e Selezione sul Middle Management, ricoprendo in ultimo il ruolo di responsabile delle Divisioni Sales & Marketing e Retail per il Nord Italia. Nel ruolo è stato un punto di riferimento per realtà clienti nazionali e internazionali, supportandole nell’implementazione delle loro strategie organizzative.

Stefano ha conseguito una laurea specialistica in Management presso l’Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milano, dopo un percorso triennale completato con successo in Economia Aziendale presso il medesimo Ateneo.

Ha avuto la possibilità di studiare all’estero per diversi periodi presso la University of California and Los Angeles e l’Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Messico).

Stefano parla fluentemente inglese ed italiano, ha inoltre una buona conoscenza dello spagnolo.


Luis Granato

Managing Director DACH

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Luis, Brazilian and Swiss national, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and MBA in Finance and Management. He had also the opportunity to live in the United States to finish his high school on an Exchange/ Sports Scholarship program. Luis speaks fluent English, Portuguese, Spanish and a good base of German.

The first part of his career, he spent on various Sales & Marketing functions on renowned companies such as Roche, Bayer and later joining the Corporate Talent Trainee program at Mondelez where he had the opportunity to work across different business units, developing therefore his holistic understanding of a company.

In 2009, he joined an important Global Player of the Recruitment Industry, Page Group/ Michael Page in LatAm, Sao Paulo. There Luis was recognized as one of the company’s talents and given the opportunity to relocate to Switzerland in 2015 to lead some of the key practices of the company. Luis possesses over 12 years of experience in Recruitment/ Executive Search between LatAm and Europe leading teams and direct searches within various sectors.

Luis Granato joins Chaberton in June 2021 as the Managing Director of Chaberton Professionals with the mandate to lead and expand the business in the DACH region, offering to his clients and candidates a high-quality level of service supported by a specialized and professional team.

Dr. Louise Duerr

Director Life Sciences dach

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Born in London, completed studies with PhD in Pharmacology (Physiological Pharmacokinetics) at the University of Basel and Novartis. Fluent in English, German and French, Louise spent the first part of her career in clinical development roles at the headquarters of Serono, as Clinical Director at Medtronic HQ and at Roche Pharma, Basel in Clinical Oncology. 

In 2010 Louise built the Life Sciences Executive Search and Recruitment Practice as Managing Partner in Basel with a broad focus within Manufacturing, MS&T and Quality roles in Biotech, Pharma and Diagnostics in addition to extensive placements in senior Medical, Clinical, Market Access and Commercial roles within Oncology and Rare Diseases for the Pharma and Medical Device sector. 
Louise joined as the first Partner for the Healthcare Life Sciences Practice of Page Executive in 2019 in Zürich and contributed to building the brand at European level.  

Louise joined Chaberton Partners as Director of the Healthcare Life Sciences DACH in June 2021 and leverages her 25 years’ experience in the Life Sciences market. Passionate about new technologies, Louise is also increasingly involved in contributing to transformation digital projects within R&D as well in the commercial space EMEA.


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Edoardo Sciorilli

Executive Manager DACH

Cosimo Ceraulo

Senior Manager

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Carolina Marani

Senior Manager

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Filippo Malavasi

Senior Manager

Eleonora Tricca

Senior Manager

Alessia Pritoni

Senior Manager