Roberto Briccola is the first entrepreneur to be appointed as president of ICEC, the Italian certification institute born about ten years ago to handle the interests of the tanners that belong to Italy’s Unione Conciaria. Briccola is the chairman and chief executive of Bric’s, one of the major Italian producers of luggage and handbags. He is already vice president of AIMPES, the Italian leathergoods manufacturers association.