Scarpaleggia Simona

Innovative, pragmatic and constructive business leader with a talent for unleashing the potential of both teams and individuals.
Board member, global CEO, co-founder, UN panel co-chair, published author, public speaker and lecturer, mentor, philanthropist. Executive with a consolidated international experience in FMCG and retail, covering roles as global CEO, country CEO in Switzerland, Head of global projects, and Member of Boards of corporations and non-profit organizations.
Co-Chair of the United Nations High Level Panel for Women Economic Empowerment. Appointed by UN Secretary General to support the SDGs (2016 – 2017)
Co-founder and president of «Valore D» (Italian association of companies who support gender balance and women’s advancement in their organization) and «Advance Women» (the first association of Companies in Switzerland aimed at supporting women’s career in the workplace)
Co-founder of Charity “Hearts 100” (, Zurich, October 2020 Author of “The Other Half“ (July 2019, LID Publishing and NZZ Libro)