Chicago – Oct 18 2017

A conversation with Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America

by Italian Expo

Join us, on Wednesday October 18th, for a business talk overviewing the main trends in the American food industry.
Jean-Pierre Comte, president of Barilla America will analyze the topic and explain how the main actors in the industry are anticipating and tackling new challenges.
The discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception along with some food pairings, exclusively prepared by Barilla chefs.


Jean-Pierre Comte, President of BARILLA Americas is based in Chicago, IL. In his current role, JP is responsible for the North and South America operations of one of the world’s largest Italian food companies.

Jean-Pierre has 25 years global experience in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods industry that began at PROCTER & GAMBLE where he held positions in Sales, Trade Marketing, Shopper Marketing, and General Management. Through his increasing responsibilities at P&G he was relocated from his native France to Italy and Switzerland. Jean-Pierre joined Barilla in March 2010, where he was Vice President in charge of Western Europe, before moving to Chicago in September 2013.

He is passionate about the Consumers, Customers and Employees he has the opportunity to serve every day.

Since moving to the United States, Jean-Pierre has been unwavering in his leadership and engagement in promoting of diversity and inclusion. He is an ambassador for activities within BARILLA both locally and worldwide, as well as several Non-Profit arenas.

Jean-Pierre is an MBA graduate of NEOMA Business School (France).

Italian Expo Business Talks is series of seminars addressing the most important trends and changes across different industries, in an informal way.