The parent company of Euro Garages, EG Group, has appointed Salvatore Bianca to lead its filling station retail business in Italy.
The former Esso Italy Wholesales fuel manager becomes country manager with immediate effect.
Bianca brings 29 years’ experience to the business, and was previously responsible for Esso’s Italiana Wholesale business.
EG said Bianca’s experience and knowledge would “add value to the international growth aspirations of EG Group”.
EG Group co-founder and joint CEO Mohsin Issa said: “Salvatore Bianca’s experience will be invaluable in leading the transformation of the existing Esso Italy network. We are confident EG Group will be able to deliver an improved customer experience whilst maintaining the high quality brand standards for which Esso is globally recognised. EG Group are ready to make the most of the new retail opportunities presented in the competitive Italian forecourt retail market segment.”
Bianca’s appointment comes six months after EG bought more than 1,176 Esso service stations in Italy from Exxon Mobil.
“EG Group has established a strong reputation as a leading operator within fuel, convenience and food to go, both in the UK as well as internationally,” said Bianca.
“The opportunity to be part of this hugely professional and entrepreneurial team, both at a senior level and being able to deliver a similar retail vision for Italy, is highly attractive.
“In a market where consumers have more choice than ever, and the economic outlook is likely to challenge us, however, I’m confident that we will continue to take EG Group from strength to strength.”