Architect & Designer
Stefano is an Italian architect and designer. He served as Chief Design Officer and CEO of Philips Design between 1991-2011. He has been Chief Design Officer at Electrolux between 2012-2014.
Stefano is a member of the European Design Leadership Board. He is an advisor to several design schools around the world, for example, he is Founding Dean of THNK, The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership and former chairman of the advisory board of design faculty at TUE, the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In 2005, Businessweek named him one of four global “Best Leaders” in innovation. In 2001, he was awarded the World Technology Award for Design by the World Technology Network. He has also received honorary doctorates in Design from the Sapienza University of Rome and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is the author and editor of several books on design.