Alberto Bauli died in Verona. The king of pandoro, who died at 80, was president of the confectionery group founded in 1922 by his father Ruggero, now based in Castel d’Azzano (Verona) for over 25 years. In 2006 the company acquired the Treviso biscuit factory Doria, while in 2009 it took over the bakery products marketed under the Motta and Alemagna brands from Nestlè.

Engineer Bauli would have turned 80 on 5 September; for some years he was also a director of Banco Popolare, holding the office of president of Banca Popolare di Verona.

It led the family business to become a leader in Italy and Europe in anniversary desserts such as pandoro, panettone and colombe and made it increasingly present in the continuous desserts sector, from biscuits to snacks, brioches and crackers, thanks also to acquisition of the Italian brands of Nestlè (Alemagna and Motta) and of Doria and Bistefani. 

He leaves his wife Zina and three children Carlo Alberto, Francesco and Chiara.