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Riccardo Calcagni

Riccardo Calcagni

Managing Director of Besana Group

  • Thursday 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM - DRIED APRICOTS, FIGS, DATES Round Table Congress Program
  • Saturday 09:15 AM - 10:15 AM - HAZELNUTS Round Table Congress Program
  • Thursday 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM - GLOBAL INTER-BOARD COOPERATION SUMMIT Congress Program

Riccardo Calcagni entered in the family enterprise V. Besana S.p.A. in 1992. In 1995, he became Purchasing Manager for raw materials and Production Manager of the plant in San Gennaro Vesuviano in 1999. He was President of the farmer cooperative Cerere in 1998. In 1999, he was appointed Director of the Board of Fruitimprese, formerly ANEIOA -the Italian association of fruit and vegetable producers, exporters and importers. In 2000, he was nominated Managing Director of Besana UK Limited. That same year, he was elected President of the Commercial Macro Organization “Nuova Agrimediterranea”. In 2002, he was nominated Managing Director of Besana. Riccardo was also Ambassador for Italy of the INC (2006- 2012). In 2011, he was elected President of the Technical Commission for Tree Nuts of Fruitimprese. More recently, has has been nominated President of the Working Group for Nuts of FRUCOM and President of the neo-constituted Producer Organization Cerere.