The Board of Assocalzaturifici, the association that represents Italian footwearmanufacturers, has appointed Siro Badon to succeed Annarita Pilotti as the newChairman, for the four-year term 2019/2023.

Siro Badon was elected with a large majority by the entrepreneurs who make up the Board of Assocalzaturifici, meeting today in Naples on the occasion of the World Footwear Congress. The appointment will have to be confirmed by the Annual General Meeting of the association, which will take place on 26 June in Milan, during the General Assizes of Confindustria Moda (Italian Federation of Textiles, Fashion and Accessories).

With a lifelong career in the footwear business and entrepreneur associations, Siro Badon is also Chairman of ACRIB, Associazione Calzaturieri Riviera del Brenta (the Brenta Riviera footwear manufacturers’ association) and owner of the De Robert shoe firm, one of the oldest in the area.

Milan, 5 April 2019