Monti succeeds Feltrin as Arper ceo

Arper has turned to a former Ikea executive to be its new ceo.

The manufacturer has named Roberto Monti as ceo, succeeding Claudio Feltrin, Arper president and chairman who has stepped down as ceo.

Monti began his executive career at Ikea as ceo and country manager of Ikea Italy from 2004 to 2010. He then became president of Ikea South East Europe, the group’s largest market until 2014. From then to 2017 he was president of Ikea Concept, where he led the development of the brand and its implementation in retail stores worldwide.

‘I am very pleased that Roberto accepted our invitation to join the Arper team,’ says Feltrin. ‘He shares our company’s values and perfectly interprets its culture and ambition to evolve and continue to be a cutting-edge company.’

Monti, who joined Arper’s advisory board last year, is currently senior advisor and board member for corporate and non-profit organisations: he is a director of ITAB Group and AIDAF, the Italian Association of Family Businesses and founding director of the Respect & Dialogue program, an initiative that promotes active dialogue for the achievement of the UN’s sustainable development goals.

‘In Arper, we will work to build a medium and long-term international business strategy that will draw inspiration from the project “designing the world we live in”. It will therefore focus on people who experience living spaces, on their needs and their feelings towards the ongoing change, with the intention of including sustainability as integral part of our journey,’ Monti says.

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