Chiaretto Calò

Founding Partner 

Prior to founding Blue Circle Capital, Chiaretto held several managerial roles in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, including handling the European integration and roll out of Schwarzkopf into the HENKEL Group, enabling it to double its revenues in the beauty sector.

He continued in the same field by taking charge at UNILEVER of the relaunch of the historic Atkinsons brand, later sold to P&G. He then pioneered a start-up related to satellite technologies, among the first in Europe, and was in charge of its commercial development and M&A activities.

He was involved in the spin-off of the Invista division from Dupont, which later sold to Koch industries, with a global development role and then with his appointment at Miroglio as director of the textile group.

He is a founder and co-CEO of Imprima, Europe’s largest digital textile printer. In this €200 million venture, backed by private equity financing, he contributed to the overall strategic setup and acquisition of 7 targets in Germany, Italy and the United States.

In his role as partner at Blue Circle Capital, he has worked on a variety of projects, from IT to e-commerce, automotive to food, in both equity and debt advisory, involving leading European private equity and private debt funds.

In addition to Italian, he is fluent in English and proficient in French, German, and Portuguese.

After graduating in Theoretical Philosophy at the University of Rome, he earned a Master’s degree in Marketing from Publitalia and an Executive MBA from Milan Polytechnic.