PEOPLE

It isn’t easy to define what makes an experience in Vialattea unique. While it’s impossible not to be awe-struck by the beauty of the mountains, it is more difficult to notice the work of all the people who, day in day out, give their all to make sure you have an unforgettable experience.

Name: Giovanni

Surname: Brasso

Position: Chairman-in-office

Educational background and professional experience:

Mr Brasso graduated in engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 1973 and began his working life as Technical Manager. Later on, he decided to join the family business and worked on several residential housing projects in the Piedmont region.

In 1987 he founded Pubbli-Gest S.p.A., taking part in the Stadio delle Alpi (Stadium of the Alps) project, first handling all the advertising issues and then going on to deal with overall stadium management (not only in commercial terms, but also from a technical and administrative perspective).

In 2006, at the end of month-long negotiations with a Fiat-group company, he acquired Sestrieres S.p.A. with the ABC Group and remained the owner and majority shareholder of the company until the beginning of 2022.

He currently serves as Chairman-in-office on behalf of iCon, the English fund which bought the company out in February of this year.

Name: Luisella

Surname: Bourlot

Position: General Manager

Educational background and professional experience:

Luisella Bourlot started her career at Sestrieres S.p.A. in 1984 and rapidly grew within the company, holding various positions in the administrative area.

Between 1997 and 2006, she served as Administrative Officer and Financial Controller, reporting directly to the General Manager of Sestrieres and to the CFO of the shareholder (Fiat Group). She was engaged in all activities that fell within the remit of her Unit, including the organisation of numerous sports events, such as the World Cups of Alpine Skiing, World Cup Finals and the 2006 Turin Olympics.

In 2006, she became Administrative Director, reporting directly to the Chairman and the Managing Director. She was in charge of the company’s financial statements, management reports (budget, forecast and cash flows) and financial management. She was also put in charge of and coordinated the Human Resources Department, dealing with contracts, legal counsels, financial institutes and insurance firms.

She has served as General Manager for Sestrieres S.p.A. since 2015, reporting directly to the Chairman and the Board of Directors. She also heads all the corporate business units, such as the Technical Department, Administrative Department, General Affairs & Sales Department, Sales & Marketing Department, Human Resources Department, Procurement, Systems and Real Estate.

Name:  Gualtiero

Surname:  Brasso

Position:  Sports Director

Educational background and professional experience:

Gualtiero Brasso graduated in Sports Science and began his career in 2001 as a second-level ski instructor and coach. Gualtiero took an active part in the organisation of the speed events held at Sestriere as part of the XX Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games of Turin 2006. In 2007, he joined Sestrieres S.p.A. as Sports Director. Some of his main achievements include: the project management of various sports events organised in the ski resort, such as the Police Force World Championships (from 2007 to 2017), the Master World Cup Finals in 2012 and the Italian Absolute Championships in 2022.

During his tenure as Sports Director at Sestrieres S.p.A. Gualtiero was deputy Contest director of the World Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2011, as well as Vialattea manager in charge of the European Cup in 2008, 2014 and 2016.

Since 2016 he has been chairman of the World Cup organising committee at Sestriere with two editions under his belt (2016 and 2020) and has also been appointed for the upcoming 2022 edition.

Name:  Sandra

Surname:  Stabia

Position:  Administrative Director

Educational background and professional experience:

Sandra Stabia has been an integral part of the administrative team of Sestrieres S.p.A. since 1991. She started off her career at the company as an administrative clerk, rising through the ranks and becoming Chief Accounting Officer in 1998.

She has served as Administrative Director at Sestrieres S.p.A. since 2015, reporting directly to the General Manager and the Board of Directors. Her main responsibilities include: management and coordination of administrative activities, such as general accounting, financial statements, tax compliance, management control, management reporting (budgeting and forecasts) and financial management.

Name: Alessandro

Surname: Moschini

Position: Technical Director

Educational background and professional experience:

Alessandro Moschini has been an integral part of the technical team of Sestrieres S.p.A. since 1984. He began his career at the company as a ski lift agent, moving up the career ladder to become operator in charge of snowmaking equipment before being promoted to the position of Unit Manager.

In 1992, Alessandro became Technical Manager for the areas of Sestriere and Sauze d’Oulx, and later in 1998 he was appointed as Director of the Vialattea Slopes, before becoming Technical Director of Sestrieres S.p.A. in 2015.

Alessandro actively manages and coordinates the operational side of the ski lift facilities, piste grooming, snowmaking, piste rescue services and safety systems, as well as being in charge of the creation of new ski lift facilities and the implementation of safety measures and maintenance on the slopes.

Since 1997, in his role as Technical Manager he has also coordinated piste safety systems for various international competitions, such as the Sestriere 1997 World Cups of Alpine Skiing, various editions of the World Cup of Alpine Skiing and the XX Winter Olympic Games of Turin 2006.

Name: Donatella

Surname: Bertrand

Position: Director of Sales and General Affairs

Educational background and professional experience:

Donatella Bertrand began her professional life as an Alpine Ski instructress. A few seasons later, she joined Sestrieres S.p.A. at a very young age. She started out at the sports office, dealing with international-event organisation (Athletics- Meeting World Cup, Historic Monte Carlo-Sestriere Rally and numerous golfing events); she would later become a vital part of the sales department where she worked on Marketing Development for several years. Donatella has held the position of Sales & General Affairs Director since 2008. Some of her main duties are: store management, webshop management, pricing and sales logistics in general.

Since the year 2000, Donatella has also served as Director of the Sestrieres Golf Club and it is thanks to her activities that the icy white pistes turn into verdant slopes during the summer months.

“The company I have devoted my working life to holds a special place in my heart”

Name: Andrea

Surname: Rondina

Position: Business Development & Marketing Director

Educational background and professional experience:

Andrea graduated from the Faculty of Architecture I at the Polytechnic University of Turin, specialising in Graphic & Virtual Design. He then went on to achieve a Master in Business Administration at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Studies of Turin. He started out by working with various web agencies for whom he mainly developed websites. In 2007 he began working in the Partnerships Revenue area of the Juventus Football Club, where he took on various responsibilities over the years, dealing with Business Development and Partnerships Activation.

He joined Sestrieres S.p.A. in July 2022 as Business Development & Marketing Director.