Raffaele Boscaini comes from a family that has been producing wine in Italy’s Venetian regions for seven generations. He shares his love for the lands of the Venetian regions and their wines, together with an expertise in the art of wine production, with his father, Sandro Boscaini, founder and President of Masi Agricola, the leading Amarone producer based in Valpolicella Classica.
After studying as a geometra (land-surveyor), Raffaele completed the Diploma course held by the prestigious Wine and Spirit Educational Trust in Great Britain. After his studies and before entering the family business, Raffaele garnered on- and off-trade wine experience in the UK while working at Berkmann’s Wine Cellars and Oddbins, the well-known wine & spirits retail chain.
At Masi, Raffaele holds the post of Marketing Director, and for many years has been the Coordinator General of the Masi Technical Group, a team of wine professionals representing a variety of disciplines from oenology to agronomy and marketing. The technical advances and high quality of the company’s wines can be attributed to the ongoing efforts of this Group.
Together with his father and his sister Alessandra, Raffaele is a global brand ambassador for Masi with responsibility for the North and South American markets and Europe. He has also been a speaker on the topic of oenology at the annual Society of Wine Educators conference.
Since 2003, he has been a member of the Super Jury for the International Wine Challenge in London.
Raffaele was a board member for the young businessmen’s association, the Gruppo Giovani Imprenditori di Confindustria di Verona for the three year period 2007-2010. From 2011-2016 he was President of the food business association, the Confindustria Veneto Agroalimentare.
He has recently been made Vice-president of Confindustria Verona with responsibility for internationalisation in the four-year period 2017-2021. He has recently been nominated Managing Director of Confindustria Veneto.
Other roles include being a consigliere on the Committee for safeguarding the impartiality of Siquria (the Italian organisation involved with the quality and traceability of foodstuffs). He has also recently been appointed to the Consilium for the Department of Management Studies at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.