Mario Gasbarrino, graduated in mathematics, began his career immediately after his university studies, working as a buyer for Gruppo GS until 1987. In the same year, he moved to Catania to work in Sigros Spa, leader company in the Sicilian modern distribution as Director of Purchasing, until 1990.
After the acquisition of Sigros by Rinascente, he returned to Milan in 1991 and spent his entire career in the Group, where over the years he held many roles: Purchasing Director of Sma Supermarkets (until 1994); General Manager of the Migliarini Group (a company acquired by Rinascente) from 1994 to 1996; Director of the Supermarkets Division of the Sma Group from 1996 to 1998; Managing Director of Punto Franchising Sma (a sales network with more than 1350 sales outlets throughout the country) until 2005.
From 2006 to September 2019 he has been Chairman and Managing Director of Unes Supermarkets. Today he is CEO of Decò Italia, a company owned by Multicedi and Arena Group, focused on developing and managing the Private Brands of the two groups, and sits on the Board of Directors of Cortilia spa (E-commerce).