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Acting as the focal point between international demand and local supply entails having in place an organization that functions perfectly, almost around the clock. Ours is structured around three main business units: Commercial, Logistics and Administration. If the activities of the first two revolve around our clients’ specific needs in order to match them with customized solutions, the latter is made of professionals who coordinate and supervise our internal workflow.

Ilaria Oliva has been our Administrative Manager for fifteen years now. After graduating in Economics and Business Administration, she first joined our company back in 2003 for a six-months internship. After some important work experiences in other companies, she accepted our offer to join us again in April 2006 and she has been with us ever since.

Her remarkable precision and outstanding multitasking skills allow Ilaria to manage our administration, finance, HR and IT policies. She is in charge of our audits as well. Her distinctive hands-on attitude and 360-degree business vision lead her to be involved in many activities: from the daily management of accounting to the control of our corporate treasury. What she really enjoys now is implementing new business intelligence processes that help us streamline our tasks and our overall performance.

Combined with her working knowledge of Spanish, Ilaria’s perfect fluency in English – proven by all the international certifications she gained while continuing to study the language even after university – makes her a great focal point when it comes to handling direct relationships with our clients abroad. Curious and always willing to improve herself by learning something new, she is currently very much interested in green and sustainable ways of producing food.

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About Alifood

About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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