Safilo Group’s CFO Gerd Graehsler Resigns; Michele Melotti Appointed as Successor

Safilo Group Products
Safilo Group Products

Italian eyewear manufacturer Safilo Group recently announced the resignation of Gerd Graehsler, the company’s chief financial officer and manager responsible for financial reports.

According to a press release, Graehsler, who currently holds 100,000 ordinary shares in the group, will step down from his position on August 28 to pursue a new professional opportunity.

Safilo’s chairman, Eugenio Razelli, and CEO Angelo Trocchia expressed their gratitude to Graehsler in the statement, acknowledging his significant professional contributions and vital support during the company’s turnaround process and development throughout his tenure.

Graehsler initially joined Safilo in early 2014 as the director of group new business development and corporate strategy, before assuming the role of CFO in November 2014.

To fill the vacant CFO position, Safilo has appointed Michele Melotti, who will assume the role upon Graehsler’s departure.

Melotti has a long-standing history with Safilo, having joined the company in 2012 after starting his career at KPMG Advisory. During his 11 years at Safilo, Melotti has held various progressively responsible roles within the finance and accounting division.

In 2016, he was appointed senior director of finance and accounting for Western Europe and global accounts, and in 2019, he assumed the position of senior director of group controlling, a role he currently holds.

With the appointment of Michele Melotti, Safilo aims to ensure a seamless transition and continued financial stability as the company moves forward.