Maurizio Ria

Managing Partner

With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, a Master’s in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi and an early career in Finance and Controlling, he is used to role such as Chairman/President, CEO / CFO / CRO and member of various Boards of Directors

Maurizio is an Executive Manager with experience gained in various industrial sectors operating by mass production or production to order: Machinery, Food, Aviation/Defence, Chemical/ Pharma, FMCG, Media / Publishing, Logistics, Trading and Shipping industries. Fields in which he has successfully led important transformation processes.

After an early career in Finance and Control, he held top positions in Reckitt & Colman, Rizzoli Corriere della Sera, CoeClerici, ASW Farmaceutici, Domopan, Getronics.

He is one of the founders of Duke&Kay, and since 2004 he has mainly worked with Private Equity Funds, leading both development (Performance Improvement) and industrial e financial Restructuring projects.

In the last few years, he has successfully led, directly or through the selected Executives / Partners, some of the major Restructuring and Turnaround projects in terms of size and complexity (Azelis, Lucchini, Tekfor, Targetti, Mosaicon, Seves, Metalcam), due to the crisis that hit all sectors since 2008.

Thanks to these experiences, he is in contact with the heads of Restructuring and Corporate departments of the most important European Banks and the main Financial Advisors and International Law Offices.