Professional Profile

Gabriele joined ZRG in 2017 as a Managing Director in the Industrial sector.

He spent the first 10 years of his career in three chemical Multinationals (Du Pont, Uniroyal and Rhone Poulenc) as the international sales and marketing manager, holding responsibilities over multiple geographical locations and strategic products in the EMEA region.

Previous Experience

In 1989, he took part in the startup of a Swedish recruiting company in Italy that became a market leader in its business area in just a few years. In 1998, he was recruited by Spencer Stuart as a core member in the Industrial practice and as Executive Vice President to launch an internet-based recruitment division that in a few years grew up to the 30% of the company’s turnover.

Gabriele joined Heidrick & Struggles in 2005 to participate in the development of a new strategy focused on international practices and strategic worldwide accounts. From 2005 to 2012, he was Partner in the Industrial and Supply Chain Practices.

Areas of Expertise

In 2013 Gabriele started as a Managing Director in the Italian office of TRANSEARCH, one of the top ten leading international networks in the Executive Search Industry worldwide. His main focus was in the Industrial Practice at large including energy, automotive, chemical, infrastructures and utilities.

Gabriele has a vast knowledge in European and Mediterranean countries including northern Africa. He is also a consultant to major firms in Europe and leads international teams to perform global assignments.


Since 2016 Gabriele has been an Adjunct Professor of Internal Communication at the International Postgraduate Master in Corporate Communication, Catholic University of Milan.

Gabriele holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and a doctorate in Phytopathology. He is fluent in Italian and English.