Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli and the club’s entire board of directors, including former CEO Maurizio Arrivabene, resigned late last night amid an investigation into alleged accountant wrongdoing in the club’s most recent three-year financial filings. In the midst of all of this, Maurizio Scanavino has been appointed as Juventus’ new GM.
Maurizio Scanavino was born in 1973 and graduated from the Turin Polytechnic with a degree in Telecommunications Engineering. He has worked in various industries, including consulting, automotive, and publishing, both in Italy and abroad. He joined Fiat Group in 2004 after beginning his career at Accenture and later working in the development of digital and e-commerce services. As director of Brand Promotion, he was responsible for marketing and communication for the brands’ Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Lancia during the company’s relaunch led by Sergio Marchionne.
In 2007, he joined the group’s publishing unit as director of the digital and marketing area of La Stampa’s publishing house, where he was responsible for product development and the digital portfolio. In 2010, he was appointed General Manager of the advertising agency Publikompass. In 2013, he became CEO of Il Secolo XIX, and after the company merged with La Stampa, Scanavino was named General Manager of the Itedi group. Following that, he leads the process of integrating Itedi with the Espresso Group, which results in the formation of the GEDI group, one of the major European publishing groups.
He is currently the CEO and General Manager of GEDI Gruppo Editoriale, where he is committed to consolidating the company’s position as the Italian leader in digital transformation in the publishing industry, including through corporate acquisitions and targeted investments.