Milan, Italy-based Design Holding has named Roberta Silva as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of premium brand lighting manufacturer Flos. Silva was selected by the Group’s shareholders together with Piero Gandini, the entrepreneur who sold Flos to Design Holding. Her appointment is part of the efforts of the holding company and its subsidiaries to further strengthen their management teams by recruiting managers with a high international profile and ability to contribute to the growth of the Group led by Chairman and CEO Gabriele Del Torchio.
Established in November 2018 by Investindustrial and The Carlyle Group to create a leading international group in the high-end interior design sector, Design Holding along with the companies that comprise the Group (Flos, B&B Italia, Louis Poulsen, and Arclinea) began to strengthen its structure with the aim of supporting and accelerating individual company growth while efficiently coordinating Group activities and maximizing synergies.
In her role as the CEO of Flos, Silva’s task will be to carry forward the brand’s strong identity and history of excellence while guiding the company into a new phase of growth that will enable it to successfully address the ongoing changes in the sector and the challenges of an increasingly global marketplace.
Most recently Silva was the head of U.S.-based high-end electronics manufacturer Bose’s Global Direct Retail Network.