Laura Donnini

CEO | Board Member |Team Leadership | Innovation | Strategy & Execution | Business Development & Turnaround ✔ Publishing





Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director for Companies and Business units of leading global Groups in Book Publishing, Media, Education and FMCG. Independent Board Member, part of Audit & Sustainability Committee, Nominee & Remuneration Committee. Currently Managing Director & Publisher of HarperCollins Italia, Independent Board Member in Amplifon and Pinko. - Business leadership of medium sized businesses in different categories and countries, including business turn-around. Strategic plan definition and execution with value generation for shareholders and solid track record of consistent growth in sales, profit and cash generation. 13 years of experience in beauty & personal care; food, household products. 17 years in Book Publishing, leading several Trade imprints in fiction & non fiction, children and illustrated books; K12 higher Education. - Local and International business development: B2C Product portfolio management, M&A, geographic expansion (Europe & USA), B2B and B2C exploiting digital technologies. - Brand Marketing & Communication: ability to create a story about a brand and consistently communicate it through all touch points through WOM as well as cross-media campaigns - Omni-channel strategy: sales and distribution expertise at Retail (mass merchants, bookstores, kiosks) and E-commerce; lead flagship stores revamping with digital signage. - Digital transformation and strategy: product / channel development, CRM and data analytics, web and social media communication, organizations set up and cultural transformation - Corporate governance - People leadership and relations building . Passionate, curious and open leader with a recognized ability to create and motivate diverse teams. Change agent , managed creative talents, celebrities and authors by using both “ right and left brain”. Able to create consensus of different stakeholders around a single vision. Collaborative, inclusive and influencer. Keynote speaker.