Giuseppe Riva graduated from the University of Milan in 1971 with a Degree in Industrial Chemistry. Over the next ten years Giuseppe worked in the research and marketing departments of various chemical companies. In 1981, he joined Montedison and later assumed responsibility for Montedison’s office in Prague. Giuseppe returned to Montedison’s headquarters in Milan in 1988, as assistant to the President of Ferruzzi Europa and Federchimica. He moved to EniChem/Polimeri Europa in 1991 to manage Strategic Studies and Competition Analysis. In January 2000, Giuseppe joined the Internal Relations department of Federchimica. Since 2004 Giuseppe has been Regional Director for PlasticsEurope Italy.