Andrea Illy is the Chairman of illycaffè SpA. He is Co-founder of the Ernesto Illy Foundation, Chairman of the Ernesto Illy Foundation USA and Co-chairman of the Regenerative Society Foundation.
Recognized as a coffee authority, Mr. Illy’s writings are published on a regular basis, and he serves as a speaker at major conferences throughout the world. He is a passionate supporter of the stakeholder company business model, and firmly advocates for corporate responsibility as means to improve society. Among his several recognitions, Andrea Illy was named Cavaliere del Lavoro by the President of the Italian Republic.