PADUA, Italy—Safilo Group has appointed Andrea Zaffin as commercial head of India, Middle East and Africa (IMEA), effective January 2019. In his role, Zaffin will spearhead the company’s business in India, the Middle East and South Africa. He will report to Angelo Trocchia, Safilo Group’s CEO. Zaffin will be based in Dubai. “We welcome Andrea who has a long experience in the industry and in these very specific markets. He has strong entrepreneurial skills with a solid and successful background,” Trocchia said.
Zaffin spent over 15 years at Luxottica setting up the subsidiary in Dubai and building the business throughout the MEA region. More recently, he has worked with Italia Independent in a consultancy capacity with responsibility for the Middle East, Africa and India.