Chief Executive Officer, Italyfgarbagnati@webershandwick.com
Furio Garbagnati is the CEO of Weber Shandwick in Italy. He was the founder of Italy’s leading PR agency SCR Associati in 1976 before it became part of Weber Shandwick, and has more than 30 years’ experience of corporate, financial and crisis communications.
Furio has counselled many organisations in the financial services, government, utilities, and telecoms sectors, and was head of press and communications at the Milan Stock Exchange.
Client experience includes Bank of America, EDF Edison, Hewlett-Packard, JP Morgan, Lundbeck, Nespresso, SABMiller, Schroders, Italian Institute of Technology and Zurich Life.
Furio was for four years chairman of the Italian PR Firms Association Assorel and was on the board of international associations, IPRA and Global Alliance. At present he is a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.