Committees

Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

The Sustainability and Social Responsibility Committee comprises five directors, three of whom independent. It is chaired by the Chief Executive Officer confirming the integration of ESG into strategies and includes among its members the Chairman of the Company. For the details of its functions, please see the Board of Directors Regulation.

Carlo Pesenti

Chairman

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Carlo Pesenti
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Executive Officer in charge of setting up and maintaining the Internal Control and Risk Management System
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 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 Clessidra Private Equity SGR, the leading Italy-focused private equity firm, a member of the Board of Directors of Tecnica Group and Caffè Borbone (Italmobiliare Group Portfolio Companies). He is also Chairman of the San Patrignano Onlus Foundation.

Permanent member of the General Board of Confindustria of which he was Vice President (2014-2016). 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.

Vittorio Bertazzoni
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Vittorio Bertazzoni
Chairman of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee
Member of the Committee for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Director since April 19, 2017

Degree in Law from the University of Parma.

After graduation, he began his career at Arthur Andersen in audit, gaining international experience first in the USA, at the New York office, and later in Italy.

Subsequently, he worked with the Research Department of Mediobanca S.p.A.

He is currently Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SMEG S.p.A., an Italian manufacturer of electrical household appliances.

He is also Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ERFIN S.p.A.

Mirja Cartia d'Asero
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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 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.

Elsa Fornero
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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.

She is a Director of Buzzi Unicem S.p.A.

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 very active in the field of economic and financial education in the dual role of disseminator and researcher.

Laura Zanetti
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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, Director and Statutory Auditor of various leading companies. She is a member of the Executive Committee of Assonime.

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

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