Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani to step down following acquisition by Dufry

Following the Nuance Dufry acquistion, Nuance President & CEO Roberto Graziani will step down from his current position, after leading the global travel retailer for the past 10 years.

Graziani will continue to support the company until the year end, ensuring a smooth transition and integration.

Roberto Graziani comments: “It has been a great honor for me to lead this company for the past 10 years, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank my executive team and all Nuance employees, as well as our airport and brand partners, for their tremendous support and commitment during that remarkable journey. I am very proud of all the great things we were able to achieve together. Whatever my professional future will reserve for me, Nuance will always be at the heart of my journey.”

Dufry CEO Julián Díaz added: “I would like to thank Roberto Graziani for his outstanding leadership and achievements during his tenure. Roberto and his team transformed Nuance and created a global organization that is recognized unanimously in our industry. It is our responsibility to now continue to build on his remarkable legacy.”

Graziani was appointed as President & CEO of Nuance in 2004, after the company was acquired by GECOS and Stefanel, following the grounding of Swissair. Prior to this, Graziani spent more than a decade at Nuance’s parent company, GECOS/Gruppo PAM, where as CFO he led the successful acquisition of Nuance in 2002.

As President & CEO Graziani has transformed Nuance into a global leader in travel retail, covering the full spectrum of sales channels through a global network of more than 350 stores covering over 75,000 sqm retail space across 19 countries and territories.