As the last act of a term of office that began in 2011, the outgoing President of AIP was given the task of appointing the board of directors that will govern the fate of TheOneMilano, the Milanese haut-à-porter fair. Thus, Roberto Scarpella named the seven members of the board: four existing members (Chairman Norberto Albertalli, Managing Director Elena Salvaneschi, directors Gesare Gavazzi, Vice-Chairman, and Roberto Tadini) and two new faces (Umberto Roncarati and Giorgio Guida), replacing Paolo Manetti and Antonio Olivieri who did not make themselves available for personal reasons. Scarpella will also be part of the Board of Directors.
Furthermore, the General Meeting of the Italian Fur Industry Association elected Roberto Tadini as the new president of the category. Tadini takes over from Roberto Scarpella, who will now hold the position of honorary president.
Born in Caravaggio, Bergamo in 1969, Roberto Tadini joined M.I.B. Manifattura Italiana del Brembo in 1999, after having worked for ten years in the financial industry. Tadini is an entrepreneur but also a person who has been closely associated with the category for many years. He has been Vice President of AIP since 2014, and President of IFDDA (International Fur Dressers’ and Dyers’ Association) since 2016. “I am honoured and proud of the unanimous vote of the AIP’s general meeting, which elected me as president of the category,” said Roberto Tadini. “This is a very challenging task because it is not easy to take over from a great president like Roberto Scarpella, who has guided AIP for nine years with a programme aimed at not isolating the fur industry, and giving it more institutional credibility in a constant dialogue with the fashion world. I’d like to express my thanks and those of everyone to him. I will take over the baton and commit myself to work as the association has always done, with transparency and the desire to give voice to the requests of members, driven by innovation. The responsibilities carried out during my six years as AIP Vice-President have allowed me to become familiar with the association’s goals and to collaborate in continuing along the path paved by the outgoing president.”