Board of Directors

The Board of Directors currently in office was appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting on 27 April 2023.
It is made up of twelve members who will remain in office until the approval of the financial statements for the year 2025.

Laura Zanetti

Chairman
 

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Laura Zanetti
Chairman
Member of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since November 14, 2013 and Chairman since April 19, 2017

Graduated with honours from Bocconi University, where she is Associate Professor with tenure of Corporate Finance as well as Research Fellow of the Baffi-Carefin Research Centre and Academic Director of the Bachelor Degree in Economics and Finance.

Previously, she was Director of the Master of Science in Finance at Bocconi University, Visiting Scholar at both the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the LSE (London School of Economics and Political Science).

She is a Certified Public Accountant, Registered Auditor and Director of various leading companies. She is a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Assonime.

She is the author of many articles on corporate governance, corporate finance and company valuations.

Livio Strazzera

Deputy Chairman
 

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Livio Strazzera
Deputy Chairman

Director since May 3, 2002 and Deputy Chairman since April 19, 2017

Degree in Economics & Commerce - Bocconi University, Milan.

Certified Public Accountant in Milan and registered auditor.

Tax consultant, Director and Statutory Auditor of various companies.

Carlo Pesenti

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer

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Carlo Pesenti
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chairman of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since June 17, 1999 and Chief Executive Officer since May 27, 2014

Degree in Mechanical Engineering - Milan Polytechnic.

Master in Economics & Management - Bocconi University, Milan.

Since 1999 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Italmobiliare, an investment holding company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2001 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and in May 2014 he became Chief Executive Officer. During his career he served for more than a decade, till 2016, as CEO of Italcementi.

Along with the positions held in the Italmobiliare Group, he has also been a member of the Boards of Directors of leading listed companies such as Unicredit S.p.A., RCS S.p.A. and Mediobanca S.p.A. for several terms of office.

He is currently Chairman of Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella S.p.A. and is a member of the Board of Directors of Clessidra Holding S.p.A., Tecnica Group S.p.A. and Caffè Borbone S.r.l. (Italmobiliare Group portfolio companies). He is also a member of the Board of the San Patrignano Onlus Foundation.

Former Vice-President of Confindustria (2014-2016), he is a member of the Advisory Board of Assolombarda. He is a member of the Board of ISPI and Co-Chairman of the Italy-Thailand Business Forum.

He is Chairman of the Pesenti Foundation, which promotes interaction between profit and non-profit organisations for the diffusion of a culture of innovation to generate projects and activities in the social, environmental and cultural sectors.

Giorgio Bonomi

 

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Giorgio Bonomi
Member of the Control and Risk Committee

Director since May 3, 2002

Degree in Law from the University of Milan in 1979. During the same year he began his legal career, ended in 2020.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of Cementerie Siciliane S.p.A. (1988-1996), IGPDecaux S.p.A. (2006-2015) and Italcementi S.p.A. (2010-2016).

He is a Registered Auditor.

 

Mirja Cartia d'Asero

Independent director1

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Mirja Cartia d'Asero
Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee
Member of the Committee for Transactions with Related Parties
Member of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since April 19, 2017

Degree in Law from the University of Catania. She has been a member of the Italian Bar Association since 1996, and has a specialisation in real estate finance.

From 1996 to 2005, she worked in banking and finance law at Clifford Chance (Rome-London) and Allen & Overy (Milan). From 2005 to 2017 she was with Lehman Brothers (London-Milan) holding various positions in the Global Real Estate Group and - since 2008 - in Administration. Since 2014 she has been Founder member and Chief Executive Officer of Restar, a real estate non-performing loans platform for the US Varde Fund, which was sold and merged with Guber Banca, in which she served as Head of Real Estate until April 2022.

She is Chief Executive Officer of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A. since April 27, 2022.

She is a Director of Zurich Investments Life S.p.A. and Tecma Solutions S.p.A.

Valentina Casella

Independent director1

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Valentina Casella
Chairman of the Committee for Transactions with Related Parties
Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Director since July 29, 2021

She holds a degree in Law from the University of Milan, and is specialised in corporate law and business administration, with a Master of Laws from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

She is a member of the Milan Bar Association since 2006 and of the New York State Bar Association since 2008.

From 2007 to 2012 she was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP law firm in New York.

She is a partner at Casella e Associati law firm in Milan since 2014.

She is a Director of Banco di Desio e della Brianza S.p.A. and of Riso Gallo S.p.A.

Marco Cipelletti

Independent director1

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Marco Cipelletti
Member of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee

Director since January 27, 2021

Degree in Business Economics and Corporate Finance from Bocconi University.

Work experience: more than twenty years in the financial sector (investment analysis and fund management) at Amber Capital, Milan, UBS Investment Bank, Milan, ABN Amro Bank, NV, Milan, Credit Lyonnais Securities, London, San Paolo Bank – Istituto Bancario San Paolo di Torino, London, Actinvest Group Ltd, London, and the last thirteen years in the real estate sector.

Since May 2011, CEO of Galtrucco S.p.A., a real estate company based in Milan, and of other minor real estate companies linked to it.

Elsa Fornero

Independent director1

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Elsa Fornero
Member of the Committee for Transactions with Related Parties
Member of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since July 27, 2017

Full Professor of Political Economics at the University of Turin and a member of the Accademia Europea; Scientific Coordinator of the Centre for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (CeRP); Vice President of SHARE-ERIC (Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe); Honorary Senior Fellow at the Carlo Alberto College, Research Fellow at Netspar - Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement and Policy Fellow at the IZA - Institute of Labor Economics in Bonn.

She is also a member of the Research Committee of the International Network on Financial Education (INFE) of the OECD and of the Scientific Committee of GFLEC (Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center, Washington DC) and columnist for La Stampa.

From November 16, 2011 to April 28, 2013 she was Minister of Employment and Social Policies, with responsibility for Equal Opportunities, in the government formed by Mario Monti. As Minister, she introduced reforms in pensions and the jobs market (approved by Parliament at the end of 2011 and in mid-2012 respectively).

She has published articles on public and private pensions systems, pensions reform and the jobs market, the ageing population, household savings, pension and life insurance decisions.

She is also very involved in the field of economic and financial education in the dual role of disseminator and researcher.

Luca Minoli

 

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Luca Minoli

Director since May 3, 2002

Degree in Law, magna cum laude, 1985 - Milan State University. 

Registered member of the Order of Lawyers of Milan since 1988.

Registered member of the Special Order of Cassation Lawyers and Higher Jurisdictions since 2006. 

Associate at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York in 1986, he began his career at Ardito law firm, where he became a partner in 1991. 

Partner from 2002 to 2004 at Casella Minoli e Associati. Partner until 2012 at the Italian office of Dewey Ballantine, later Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Since 2013, founding partner at Gattai, Minoli, Partners. As of March 2024, partner at LCA Studio Legale.
 

Chiara Palmieri

Independent director1

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Chiara Palmieri
Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Member of the Control and Risk Committee

Director since April 19, 2017

She is the Sole Director of Tack SCF S.r.l., a company that provides Family Office services, and a member of the Board of Directors of various companies in Italy, including Amref Health Africa.

Previously, she worked as Chief Operating Officer of Laprima Holding S.r.l., Single Family Office, and in investment banks, in London and Milan (Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs).

She graduated summa cum laude from Bocconi University, she is a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a CEMS Master from HEC-Paris University, after an exchange at the MBA program of the Stern School - New York University.

Roberto Pesenti
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Roberto Pesenti

Director since April 27, 2023

Having graduated in Mechanical Engineering and Business Finance from University College London, he obtained an MSc in Materials Engineering from Stanford University.

After completing his Masters, he worked for two years in the New York offices of Eurazeo, an international private equity firm, focusing on investment activities in American mid-market companies.

In 2019 he joined the Development and Investment Department of Italmobiliare, where he follows sourcing activities, due diligence, investment in Italian companies and foreign investment funds.

Since 2022 he has been the CEO of Callmewine, one of the leading wine and spirits e-commerce companies in Italy, with a presence in other European markets.

Pietro Ruffini

Independent director1

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Pietro Ruffini
Member of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since April 27, 2023

He obtained a BA (Hons) in International Business with Entrepreneurship and French at the European Business School in London.

From 2014 to the present day, he has worked as a consultant at Bain and Company. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Archive S.r.l., a company that supports companies by accompanying them on a growth path. He is Chief Executive Officer of Ou(R) Places S.r.l., Ou(R) Group S.r.l. and Ruffini Partecipazioni Holding S.r.l.

He is a member of the Board of Directors of Double R S.r.l., Langosteria Holding S.r.l., The Attico S.r.l. and Associazione Montenapoleone. He was a Director at Moncler S.p.A. from 2011 to 2015.

Independent Director pursuant to the CLF and the Corporate Governance Code

Last update July 11, 2024

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