giuseppe perucchetti

Mr. Giuseppe Perucchetti

CEO Elica Spa, Italy

Giuseppe Perucchetti (54), born in Varese graduated in Industrial Business Economics from the Bocconi University of Milan. In the mid-1980’s he began his career with Philips (IRE) as an assistant in the sales department. After 5 years he moved to Whirlpool, where he remained for 22 years, operating both domestically and internationally and within a number of departments. His final position with Whirlpool was Senior Vice President of Whirlpool Europe, Middle East and Africa and Council Chairman of Whirlpool Corporation. Between August 2011 and September 2012 he was an Independent Director of Elica S.p.A..


Mr. Pralhad Bhutada,
Elica PB India Private Limited

The name Pralhad Bhutada is a name to reckon with in the Indian Chimney industry today. He has single-handedly nurtured this industry in the country since 1995. When the awareness about Electric Chimneys was practically non-existent, he was the sole driving force. This has resulted in the Chimney becoming an integral part of the modern Indian Kitchen. Pralhad has always strived to ensure that Indian Consumers get world-class products. His success can be visualised for creating a well-known kitchen hood brand in India until 2010. Thereafter, he joined the World’s No. 1 kitchen hood manufacturing company, Elica. Just over a year old in the country, Elica enjoys the equity and trust in kitchen hood industry in India. Elica India has been able to achieve all of this in a short span of time, thanks to Pralhad Bhutada’s vision and rich experience in delivering strategies in advertising & marketing.