OUR PEOPLE – A DIVERSE SET OF TALENTS
Pirelli has a global workforce of approximately 30,000 employees from different countries: all Pirelli people
share a strong sense of common purpose and belonging rooted in a highly professional environment which
constantly strives for innovation and tension to results.
Moreover, the strong international footprint of the whole Company has generated in all employees a truly cross-cultural orientation mind set and great capacity to work in team and with an integrated inter-functional approach.
This culture and fertile working environment is the essence of Pirelli and is also the reason for attracting and retaining its people’s talent. In fact, both the talent nurture and the constant updating competence are the key of the human resources strategy of the Company.
While the global talents scouting and a smart people management system assure the constant new
management pipeline, in parallel a solid wide range learning model guarantees the people skills
availability required to implement the strategy.
As a result of this long established practice, Pirelli from years is committed to deliver every year at least 7 average days of training to all its employees, ensuring also that at least 1 day training is delivered to 90 per cent of the employees. It’s important to notice than from 3 years in a row, the global investment in training is considerably above this target (9,8 average days of training in 2016).
To sustain this important investment on its people, Pirelli has established a School of Management – with the aim of developing a managerial culture within the company – focusing on managers, talents and young freshly graduates. The company also has set up 10 Professional Academies dedicated to providing globally continuous training, encouraging cross-functional collaboration, ensuring the exchange of expertise and know-how between Countries and supporting the implementation of tools and good practices within the organisation.
A DIVERSE SET OF TALENTS
Some 1.800 people are involved in Research and Development for Pirelli across 11 countries – equal to 6
per cent of the total number of employees.
The Company has 19 factories where the majority of Pirelli people is operating, focusing on industrialization and manufacturing and taking care of the high quality of its products.
On the other hand, 1.500 people are devoted globally to serve our customers.
PIRELLI SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Pirelli’s senior managers are professionals with consolidated technical knowledge and extensive
experience in the field of tyres. Together, they create a strong and united team with an average tenure
within Pirelli of 16 years and a deep knowledge of tyre and automotive industry and with strong
international traits (the Senior Management team members have had a solid international experience and
exposure, while the overall management population is made up of 26 different nationalities).
The company has a lean streamlined management structure, where the strategic and financial common guidelines and plans are elaborated within the Headquarters while the execution of the strategy and all the local implementation is entrusted to the Country and Regional Management.
Thanks to a diffused, common and strategy driven incentive system the whole Pirelli management at global level is constantly aligned on the strategic objectives; on the other hand, a solid but lean global decision making process make sure that all the necessary strategic changes or adaptations are carried out with speed and flexibility.
Supported by a board of directors of the highest international standing, Pirelli’s management is led by
its Executive Vice President and CEO, Dr Marco Tronchetti Provera, who has directed the company’s
development and strategy for more than 25 years.
Since 2015 at the head of the company is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Dr Ren Jianxin, who has brought to the table his deep knowledge of the Asian markets and global markets in general.