Simona Gelpi was born in Lecco in 1978. She graduated in Communication Studies from IULM University in Milan. She is also a Journalist.
Her professional career started in the press office of Pirelli Group, where she was in charge of media relations for the subsidiaries of Pirelli RE (now known as Prelios) and communication for the launch and operation of contemporary art venue HangarBicocca. She was communication coordinator for the subsidiaries of Pirelli RE in Germany and Poland, she managed the corporate and financial press offices, and – as Editorial Project Manager – she was responsible for editorial coordination of all of the Pirelli Group’s projects.
In 2014, she joined Carrefour Italy as Head of External Communication, as manager of the press office for the Italian businesses of the French group, as well as digital PR, communication about sustainability, corporate and product events, sponsorships and public affairs.
She was hired by Autogrill Group in 2016, where she is Head of Group Corporate Communication. In her capacity, she manages the Group’s press office and supervises and coordinates the communication plans, including the social ones, for the operational business units. In addition, Simona Gelpi is also supervisor for all the communication of HMSHost Corp, HMSHost International and Autogrill Europe.