Roberto Vavassori



A manager of just over 60 years of age, he joined Brembo in 1978 as a part-time employee and was hired as a manager in 1986. 

Italian nationality, knowledge of English at mother tongue level and German at basic level. 

His entire career, after graduating and qualifying as a chartered accountant and auditor, took place in the automotive world at Brembo Group and in roles of increasing responsibility, especially in the multinational sphere. 

In his various responsibilities, he has always worked closely with the ownership, the Board and the CEO, depending on the tasks assigned. 

He is known and respected as an expert in the automotive sector, its dynamics and in particular the evolution of future trends and regulations, both within the industry community and the financial community. 

He is a regular speaker at conferences and seminars, including international ones. He is aware of extra-sectoral and geopolitical trends and phenomena, in particular related to decarbonisation and energy transition issues. 

He is familiar with the Italian, European and international regulatory frameworks of the sector and regularly interacts with Italian and European legislative authorities.


He can draft, read and interpret complex and strategic financial and business reports and plans. 

He is familiar with typical corporate development transactions and has actively participated in more than twenty acquisition transactions during his career. 

He is currently a board member of high-level scientific and cultural institutions. Thanks to his work experience, he has an excellent knowledge of Brembo's products and processes. 

He is currently Vice Chairman of BSCCB S.p.A., an equal joint venture between Brembo and the German group SGL for the development and production of carbon ceramic disc brakes, with two plants, located in Italy and Germany. 

He is a member of the General Council of the Italian Confederation of Italian Industry (Confindustria), as a representative of large-scale industry, and is a member of the Culture and Energy technical groups. 

He is a member of the General Council of Confindustria Bergamo. From 2012 to 2015 he was President of ANFIA, the Italian Association of the Automotive Industry, where he was re-elected in June 2023.

He is a member of the board of the Lombardy Mobility Cluster. From 2016 to 2019, he was President of CLEPA, the Brussels-based European Association of Component Manufacturers, which is a permanent contact point for the European institutions on mobility issues, and is a member of the Board. 

He is managing director of Kilometro Rosso. He is a member of the board of directors of the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri IRCCS. 

He is a councilor of the International Piano Festival of Brescia and Bergamo.​ ​