16 Apr 2024

New CEO at UFI Filters Group

Stefano Gava has been promoted to the role of group Chief Executive Officer at UFI Filters, ucceeding Rinaldo Facchini.

Stefano was previously UFI’s Chief Operating Officer. He initially joined UFI as Group Chief Financial Officer in 2015, based in the Shanghai office. In2020 he became Chief Operating Officer Americas, based in Detroit, before moving to the group’s Italian headquarters to assume the role of COO EMEA in 2022. He was was recognised as a 2023 Rising Star by Automotive News Europe.

Commenting on his new role, Stefano said: “I am honoured to receive this appointment and to take up the baton in leading the company through the challenges that the ongoing technological transition is setting us. Regarding this transformation, I consider it fundamental to continue investing in the technological innovations that will support the future of the company, and at the same time, integrate the new sustainability models promoted by our customers”.

Giorgio Girondi, Chairman of the UFI Filters Group, added: “The appointment of Stefano Gava makes us proud because he represents the best example of our people-centred corporate culture. I would also like to thank Rinaldo Facchini for having contributed to the company’s growth in relation to the future of mobility. It is now Stefano’s turn to continue along this path, which I am sure he will be able to follow successfully”.