Lucio Tropea

smart Europe GmbH

Chief Executive Officer, smart Italy



Mr. Lucio Tropea serves as CEO of smart Italia S.r.l. In his previous assignment, he served as Head of Global Marketing e-Mobility at Enel x and as Head of Sales smart at Mercedes-Benz Italia.


Lucio received his university degree in economics in 2003, submitting a master thesis on the car distribution effects of EU block exemption regulation. After an experience in an automotive consultancy and research firm, he joined Mercedes-Benz Italia as a market analyst in the used-car department. 


He remained in the used-car business, covering different roles in residual value/portfolio risk management until he became Head of Remarketing and the certified pre-owned program.


From 2015 to 2018, Lucio led smart as Head of Sales in Italy, ensuring the satisfaction of Italian customers with the third-generation smart fortwo, cabrio and forfour.
Starting in 2018, he worked at Enel x as Head of Global Marketing e-Mobility, where he contributed to defining their charging-solutions portfolio as well as put together automotive partnership agreements to supercharge the e-mobility takeover.


As of April 2021, he is back at smart and is helping to write its next successful chapter.