Victoria Spadaro Grant

CTO, Barilla

Victoria is Barilla's Chief Research Development and Quality Officer and, in addition, she is the CEO of BLU1877, the VC arm of the Barilla Group. Victoria acts also as Board Member of Team Foods.

Vision, strategy and passion about Innovation are Victoria's hallmarks. she has been recognized with numerous Global awards for Innovation and creativity and she acts as mentor of innovative food and beverages start ups around the world.

Throughout her career, she has brought to the market over $5.5 billion in product innovation and $3 billion in business transformations.

Victoria received B.S. degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Food Engineering, a Master in Business Administration and Ph.D. in Food Engineering. She is fluent in 4 languages and over her 30-year career she has lived in more than 10 cities around the world, making her a globally minded leader.