Member of the Board of Directors of Brembo S.p.A. since 2014, as Independent Director and Chairwoman of the Remuneration & Appointments Committee.
Born in Turin on 24 March 1960, Barbara Borra earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Turin Polytechnic in 1984, before completing her MBA through INSEAD Fountainebleau in 1989. She started her career in 1984 at the Montedison Group’s Donegani Institute, first in Novara and then in the USA. In 1989, she joined General Electric where she remained until 2000, serving in positions of increasing responsibility in the Plastics and Lighting divisions.
After five years at Rhodia, first as President Europe Zone in charge of Engineering Plastics and subsequently as Global President of the Technical Fibres division, in 2005, she joined Whirlpool as President of Whirlpool France, before being appointed Global Vice President of Food Preparation and Vice President and General Manager for China. Former CEO EMEA of the Fontana Group.
She is an independent Director seating on Randstad’s Supervisory Board. She currently holds the position of Kitchen Systems CEO within the Franke Group.