Before joining Electrolux, Stefano Marzano served as chief design officer and CEO of Philips Design in Philips between 1991 and 2011.
Marzano holds a doctorate in architecture from the Politecnico di Milano. Until 1998 he was a professor at the Domus Academy in Milan, and a member of the academy’s strategic board. In 1999–2001 he was a visiting professor at the Politecnico di Milano. Marzano is also the author and editor of several books on design.
Marzano is a member of the European Design Leadership Board. He is an adviser to several design schools around the world : for example is founding dean of THNK School of Creative Leadership. and chairman of the advisory board of the faculty of Design of the TUe, the Eindhoven University of Technology.
In 2005, Businessweek named Marzano one of 38 global “Best Leaders.”  He has also received honorary doctorates in design from the Sapienza University of Rome and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
In his role as chief design officer, Marzano is a part of Electrolux Group Management.
Notes and references
- "Stefano Marzano". Businessweek. December 2005.
- "Stefano Marzano to retire from Electrolux" (Press release). Electrolux. November 29, 2013.