Barbara Cominelli

Director, Commercial Operations & Digital. Vodafone Italy




•C-level exec with more than 20 years of experience in the Telco, Technology, Energy, Consulting and Venture Capital industries. •Wide experience in Digital Business and Digital Transformation, complemented by 360 degrees competences in P&L management, Strategy & M&As, Planning and Control, Corporate Governance, Marketing & Sales, CRM and Customer Experience, Management of Large Operations (>3000 people). •International experience, with track record in leading multinational teams. Studied/worked in Italy, UK, The Netherlands, Spain, USA, Luxembourg. •Established experience in Corporate Governance, as Executive and Non Executive Independent Director previously in Tenaris and currently in the Board of ERG S.P.A. •Awards: the only Italian nominated “Top 50 most inspirational women in tech in EU” by InspiringFifty both in 2016 and 2017; included in the Corriere Della Sera list of “Top 10 Managers in technology in Italy” in 2018; "Best Digital Director" in 2017 (LeFontiAward), “Top 15 women in Digital in Italy" by Digitalic (2017), “Best Woman Executive” in 2014 (Aldai), Best Young Executive” (2010). •Currently she’s Director of Digital and Commercial Operations in Vodafone Italy: reporting to the CEO, she leads the largest organizational unit of the company, with a team of more than 3000 people, managing the Digital Transformation Program, the digital and traditional channels as well as the P&L of the Wholesale Business Unit, serving both Italian and International operators. •Previously Director of Strategy, Planning and Marketing in Tenaris (Techint); Partner of a European Venture Capital Firm investing in High Tech in Italy, USA, France; Manager for A.T.Kearney, a major strategic consulting firm, in London and Milan; Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, teaching Marketing and Industry Analysis. •Won with her team 20 company awards for Best Digital and Best Customer Experience, including “Digital Growth” (Sole24ore/Accenture), “Best Digital e Operations” (Le Fonti), Highest Achiever for Customer Experience (Frost&Sullivan), A.I./Chatbots innovation (Digital360). •Degree 110/110 Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration (Bocconi) and Master CEMS-MIMs in International Management (Bocconi and ESADE, Barcelona). Exchanges and Post graduate education at Rotterdam School of Management, Stanford School of Management, SDA Bocconi, Vodafone “Inspire” Global Top talents Program for senior executives.