3rd May saw the inaugural PrimiDieci UK 2016 Awards Gala Dinner, which took place at the prestigious BAFTA in London amidst a distinguished guest list comprising some of the most renowned global dignitaries of Italian origin.
One of the esteemed awardees included Riccardo Zacconi (CEO, King Digital Entertainment).
The PrimiDieci Society is an Elite Club representing the Most Distinguished Italians Worldwide and champions their contribution.
The black-tie gala event celebrated ‘the ten most successful Italians in the UK today’ across fields from culture to science, design to business, and saw in attendance a plethora of renowned names from the spheres of business and industry, public service, the media, the arts and entertainment.
Other awardees included: Vittorio Colao (CEO, Vodafone Group), Toni Mascolo (Co-Founder and CEO of Toni&Guy) and Greta Scacchi (Emmy Award-winning actress).
Please see below for a short biog:
Riccardo Zacconi is one of the founders of King Ltd. the leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world. With over 20 years of experience in strategic management, consulting and e-commerce, Riccardo brings exceptional knowledge and expertise to both the social and casual gaming domains. Previously, Riccardo served as vice president of European Sales and Marketing at uDate.com Ltd., an online dating service, and was involved in driving market penetration and partnerships until the company was acquired by InterActive Corporation in 2002. Before that, he was managing director for Spray Network GmbH an online portal based in Hamburg with a presence in Germany, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark and Norway. In this role, Riccardo demonstrated his understanding for developing solid company strategy, intelligent plans for sustainable growth and strategic partnerships, which supported the successful sale of Spray Network to Lycos for $764 million. In addition, Riccardo has been an entrepreneur-in-residence at Benchmark Capital Partners, a Qualified Case Leader at The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. and a consultant at LEK Consulting LLP.
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