Allegro appoints two new Management Board members to boost its international expansion plans
Allegro’s new executive team members: Chief Commercial Officer Alvise Favara, and Chief Technology and Product Officer David Roberts, who joined the company in January, have now been appointed to the platform’s management board, effective March 1. They both offer great insight into managing and scaling large platforms internationally, as well as developing pan-European projects, which will greatly support Allegro's plans to widen its footprint beyond Poland.
Alvise Favara moved to Allegro from Amazon Germany, where he headed the Consumables business. Prior to this role, he led Amazon's Pan-European retail operating processes, including: inventory management, pricing, customer returns, inventory recovery and vendor management. He was also a Partner at McKinsey and an academic at the University of Florence including a research position at CERN and CalTech.
David Roberts joined Allegro after four years at Zalando, where he was responsible for strategic matters including vision, processes’ design, teams’ scale-up, as well as delivering growth for the marketplace. He led the team of professionals covering a wide scope of business areas such as: running the product, engineering, integrations, operations, supply chain management as well as other strategic teams, building the tools to support merchants in their competition on the platform and widening selection. Before joining Zalando, David worked at Amazon in the US in Engineering & Product Leadership, and before that he was in charge of the AOL engineering team, developing projects in India and China.
The two new members of Allegro’s management board come equipped with just the right know-how to suit Allegro’s ambitious plans. In November 2021, the company announced the acquisition of the Czech-based Mall Group and WE|DO, e-commerce peers with a wide regional footprint. Allegro has now secured approvals from all but one required regulators, awaiting green light from only the Polish UOKiK. Once approved, the deal will grant the joint group access to a market of 70m customers, strengthening its ambition to become the leading marketplace across the CEE and beyond.