Bernardo Sestini, EIGA president (2021-2022), SIAD S.p.A.


Bernardo Sestini was born on 8 June 1970 in Bergamo (Italy). He is married and has two children.

He graduated at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Milan.


He joined SIAD S.p.A. on 1 September 1996 and starting from 2018 he is the CEO of SOCIETÀ ITALIANA ACETILENE E DERIVATI, S.I.A.D S.p.A. (founded in 1927 by Prof. Quirino Sestini and Bernardo Sestini) and all SIAD EU Subsidiaries, Vice President of SIAD Macchine Impianti S.p.A. and President of MEDIGAS ITALIA S.r.l.


Bernardo is in charge as

  • Member of the Board of Directors International Oxygen Manufacturers Association, IOMA
  • President of the European Industrial Gases Association, EIGA (2021-2022)
  • Member of the General Council and Member of the Director Council – Chemical Group – Italian Industrial Industries Association, Confindustria Bergamo
  • Vice President – plant safety, health and logistics delegate – of the Presidency Council and Member of the General Council, in the Italian Chemical Association, Federchimica
  • Vice President of the Director Council in the Italian Industrial Specialty Gases Association, Assogastecnici.

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