Corporate revolution coming to Sky: Andrea Duilio is the main candidate to take on the role of CEO of Sky Italia. Duilio, a veteran of Vodafone Group, will take the reins of the company after it lost the race for Serie A, no longer in his possession after almost 20 years.
The indiscretion, unveiled in the first instance by the Bloomberg agency, has been confirmed to Calcio e Finanza by multiple sources. Andrea Duilio, director of Vodafone’s Italian consumer, could be appointed as early as next week: however, no final decision has been made, and other candidates may still be in the running.
Duilio, within Vodafone for more than two decades, oversaw the development of the Italian unit’s digital operations, as well as the general expansion of its business. Sky Italia has been looking for a new CEO since April, when Maximo Ibarra resigned following the Serie A defeat against DAZN.
The victory of the streaming platform against the largest pay-TV company in Europe was a very strong signal: Sky, under the guidance of its future CEO, will have to defend itself from the blows launched by new realities, such as DAZN, but also Amazon and Netflix for movies, TV series and entertainment in general. Maximo Ibarra had resigned when there were still two years of mandate to take on the same role of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA, an Italian technology company supported by Bain Capital.