EssilorLuxottica - Manufacturing
ABOUT FRANCESCO MILLERI
Francesco Milleri is Chairman (since June 28, 2022) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of EssilorLuxottica.
He graduated with honors in Law at the University of Florence, where he worked as Assistant Professor of political economy, from 1984 until 1986. He later earned in 1987 an MBA in Business Administration with high merit at the school of management at the Bocconi University in Milan, followed by two years of specialization in Corporate Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University as the assignee of the ‘Donato Menichella’ scholarship from Banca d’Italia.
Francesco Milleri began his career as a business consultant for Italian groups and multinationals in 1988. He gained international experience working in a variety of industries, from mechanics to consumer goods, from financial institutions to pharmaceuticals.
Alongside business consulting activities, he founded in 1996 and developed for about 20 years a group of companies focused on technology and digital automation platforms.
He is also Director of the Leonardo Del Vecchio Foundation and of IEO European Institute of Oncology.
While maintaining his responsibilities at Luxottica, Francesco Milleri has been involved in the business combination between Essilor and Luxottica since January 2017. In close collaboration with Paul du Saillant and his teams, he has been actively working on advancing the integration and synergy plans of the two companies. He was appointed as CEO of EssilorLuxottica in December 2020.
Francesco Milleri brings to the Board of Directors his extensive expertise as a strategist for global companies and his proven ability to futurize business through digital technology and infrastructure.
EssilorLuxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses.
As an open network company, we offer our industry stakeholders in over 150 countries access to a global platform of high-quality vision care products, iconic brands that consumers love, as well as cutting-edge digital services and solutions.
We have a global community of approximately 190,000 talented and committed employees who work together relentlessly to make the Company better every day.
We are home to some of the most loved and well-recognized eyecare and eyewear brands in the world. Tapping into the needs of our customers and consumers, our unparalleled portfolio of offerings includes world-class frame brands
like Ray-Ban, Oakley and Persol; advanced lens technologies including Transitions, Varilux and Crizal; instruments and prescription laboratory equipment as well as innovative solutions. At the same time, we are developing new groundbreaking categories to address the world’s growing vision care needs such as myopia through products like Stellest.
We have a fully integrated approach, from R&D and product development to a robust supply chain that allows us to produce a complete pair of branded frames with advanced lens technology. We have a global manufacturing network which brings our culture of excellence to life, a powerful go-to-market strategy, including direct to consumer brands and a Professional Solutions network of 300,000 third-party stores from independent opticians to distribution chains, offering a true partnership with eyecare professionals rooted in patient care and product innovation. They are at the heart of our organization with their expertise both on eyecare and eyewear.