Daria Illy

Coffee Culture Director @ illycaffè

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Daria Illy is Coffee Culture Director at illycaffè. She is also a member of illycaffè’s BoD and Ernesto Illy Foundation’s spokesperson for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. 

She joined the company in 2009 as scientific professor at the University of Coffee. She later became Head of the International Key Account department and Portioned Systems Director, managing business and product development within single cup systems (durable goods and consumables).

In 2017 she became CEO of Mitaca, relaunching the company that develops and distributes coffee and hot beverage systems for the Office channel internationally.

Founder of Personal Training System Studio, she worked in wellness as a consultant, professor and speaker for 13 years, publishing a book on marketing and entrepreneurship (“Self entrepreneurship: Personal Training System”).

She graduated in Sports Sciences in 2002, with a specialization in Organization and Management of Sports and Tourist Centers. In 2009 she graduated in Nutrition Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy, with a thesis on “Coffee, Caffeine and Health”.

In 2019 she was awarded the “Masterpiece Degree” of the University of Urbino for the Department of Biomolecular Sciences.