Association/Company: APG Group
Gianluca was born in Monza (Italy) in 1952.
Gianluca started his professional carrier in 1972 as metallurgical scientist in the Research Center of a big Italian steel mill (AFL Falck), to continue his career as Product Manager of preheating and postheating equipment for welded structure.
In 1989 Gianluca met the lube’s world, firstly as Sales Manager in a company specialized in MWF’s and functional fluids and in 1994 he joined the Kuwait Petroleum International group (Q8Oils).
In his 25 years of career in Q8Oils Gianluca has covered several key position into the Italian organization ( Key Account Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager, Commercial Director, Managing Director, President) as well as into the Q8Oils international structure, where he has been covering the position of Corporate Commercial Director and Q8Oils General Manager. Gianluca has been President of the Italian Lube Organization (Federchimica/GAIL) from 2016 to 2022.
Gianluca since 2019 is also member of the Directive Committee of AISAM (Italian Association for the Study and Applications of Microalgae).
Gianluca, beside other experiences and positions as BoD member in several Companies and Institutions in Italy and abroad, is also currently Excecutive Board member of the Waste Collection Consortiums in Italy, vegetable oils (CONOE).
From 2016 Gianluca is covering the position of CEO of APG Group (A&A Fratelli Parodi), one of the Italian leader in production of esters, bio-lubes, refined natural oils, cosmetics, raw materials and products, advanced biofuel, biotechnologies and microalgae.
He is also President of IIRE (Inveruno Industrial Real Estate) a company focus in a reindustrialization project of a large industrial site in Milan area and co-founder and Managing Director of Valore CO2, a Company aimed to promote GHG savings projects.
The microalgae industry in Italy: current problems and development prospects