Mario Di Loreto
As Executive Vice President, Mario Di Loreto serves as a Senior Advisor to IGT CEO Marco Sala. Prior to this role, Mario served as IGT Executive Vice President of People and Transformation from 2016-2020, where he was responsible for providing the overall people and transformation leadership and strategy to further organizational development and ensure that IGT attracts, develops, and retains a talented, diverse, and engaged workforce. His pioneering work included creation of IGT 2020, an evolved operating model which created process effectiveness and efficiency improvements to improve IGT’s long-term, profitable growth.
Prior to joining IGT, Mr. Di Loreto was Executive Vice President for Human Resources and Organization at Telecom Italia Group and its 50,000 employees, where he led a complete re-engineering of the HR management core processes across the global organization as part of a three-year People Strategy Program.
Previous to joining Telecom Italia, he spent four years as the Human Resources Group Director for Barilla, where he was responsible for 15,000 employees in 17 countries. In this role, Mr. Di Loreto participated in the re-organization of the international subsidiary companies to achieve cultural and business integration and alignment.
In addition, Mr. Di Loreto has held HR positions with increasing levels of responsibility and authority with Starwood Hotels, where he was part of a global innovation team that worked under Starwood’s CEO at its U.S. headquarters to help define the evolution of the company’s organizational and business models. He has also held senior HR positions with Air One and subsequently Alitalia, where he participated in the creation and development of two low-cost carriers, Alitalia Team and Alitalia Express.
Mr. Di Loreto graduated with a Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Science from the University of Rome, and for a time, pursued an academic career before beginning his career in business. He also holds an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi University in Milan.