Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the “slate voting” system. i.e., based on slates of candidates filed by shareholders who, on their own or together with other shareholders, own in the aggregate a number of shares representing at least 2% of the share capital comprised of shares conveying the right to vote at Ordinary Shareholders’ Meetings.

The Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, held on April 30, 2018, appointed the new Board of Directors, establishing its members to 15, and the Directors’ term of office until the separate financial statements, as at December 31, 2020, have been approved.

The composition of the current Board of Directors is as follows:

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman

Alberto Giovannini

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Chief Executive Officer

Pietro Salini

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Under the Articles of Association, the Board of Directors is invested with full powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration of the company and may perform all acts deemed appropriate to implement and achieve the company object.

The Board may delegate some or all of its attributions, not attributed to it by law, to an Executive Committee, as well as part of its powers to one or more Directors. It may also name Directors and Legal Representatives, who may be chosen from among people who are not members of the Board of Directors, establishing their powers.

The Board of Directors’ function is to define the company’s strategic and organisational goals, verifying the existence of the controls needed to monitor the performance of the company and the Group.

The Board’s priority is to perform control and approval functions:

  • of the strategic, industrial and financial plans of the Issuer and of the group headed by the Issuer;
  • of the corporate governance system of the Issuer;
  • of the structure of the group headed by the Issuer.

Born in Rome in 1949.

Mr. Greco has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since September 2013.

He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from La Sapienza University of Rome and started his professional career in 1974 at Technipetrol (TPL) S.p.A., where he served in various capacities, including as Project Engineer and Project Manager, and was later named Deputy General Manager and, in 1994, CEO, a role that he kept until 2017. He also sat for many years in the Executive Committee of Technip Group, listed in the Paris Stock Exchange (CAC 40).

From 2007 to February 2016, he served as CEO of the Permasteelisa Group; he is still currently part of its Board of Directors, and is the Chairman of Permasteelisa Participations.

In the past, he served as Director of Saipem S.p.A. until May 2014, and is currently a member of the Supervisory Board of Josef Gartner GmbH.

He is Professor of Economics and Business Management at the Biomedical Campus University in Rome—School of Chemical Engineering for Sustainable Development.

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Born in Rome in 1967.

Ms. Brogi has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since 2012.

She has a degree in Political Economics from Luigi Bocconi Commercial University of Milan and started her career as Researcher in Economics of Credit Institutions at “Luigi Bocconi” Commercial University of Milan.

She was an Adjunct Professor of Economics of the Financial Markets at “La Sapienza” University in Rome from 1998 to 2007 and since 2007 she has held the position of Tenured Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediation. She currently teaches Disclosure, Governance and Capital Markets and International Banking and Capital Markets in the MSc courses of the Faculty of Economics.

In addition, she has served as Deputy Dean of the School of Economics since 2011.

She currently serves as Independent Director of Luxottica Group S.p.A. and of Banco Desio e della Brianza.; Chairperson of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Fratelli Branca Distillerie S.r.l. and Clessidra SGR: He is also the Chairman of the Oversight Committee of Credito Cooperativo Fiorentino Campi Bisenzio in LCA and of Cape Natixis SGR S.p.A. in LCA.

 

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Born in Rome in 1969.

Ms. Capaldo has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo S.p.A (formerly Impregilo) since June 2012.

She is Full Professor of Private Law at “La Sapienza” University of Rome and she has been Deputy Rector for Resource Planning and Assets (since 2014).

She currently serves as Independent Director of Ferrari N.V. (2015 – present) and TIM S.p.A. (2018 - present). She served as Independent Director of the Board of Exor S.p.A. (2012-2015); Credito Fondiario S.p.A. (2014-2017); Banca Monte dei Paschi S.p.A. (December 2017 - May 2018). She was a member of the Board of Directors of Ariscom S.p.A. (2012-2015) and A.D.I.R.- Assicurazioni di Roma (2006-2010). She collaborated with the Macchi di Cellere Gangemi law firm in the Banking and Finance, Corporate and M&A sectors (2004-2007).

She served, at “La Sapienza” University, as Deputy Rector for Strategic Planning (2008-2014); Head of Department of “Law and Business (D.E.A.P.)” (2007-2013); Director of PhD “Contract Law and Business” (2007-2011); and Director of LLM “Financial Markets Law” (2009-2014).

Ms. Capaldo has a degree in Economics and a degree in Law from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, has been a licensed certified public accountant since 1992 and is listed in the Register of Independent Auditors (since 1999). In addition, Ms. Capaldo has been qualified to practice law in Italy since 2003.

She authored several publications in the areas of contract law, insurance law, financial law and market legal theory.

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Born in Genoa in 1930.

Mr. Cattaneo has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since July 2012.

He has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from Luigi Bocconi Commercial University of Milan. He is a licensed certified public accountant and is listed in the Register of Independent Auditors.
He is Professor Emeritus of Corporate Finance at the Sacro Cuore Catholic University in Milan.

He currently serves as Director of Bracco S.p.A., and is a consultant for very important industrial and financial groups.

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Born in Milan in 1955.

Mr. Cera has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since July 2012.

He has a degree in Law from the Statale University in Milan and is licensed to practice law and is qualified to serve as counsel before higher-level courts.

He has worked on major stock underwritings in Italy, as a consultant both to the underwriters and to the issuers, and is an expert in regular and structured debt transactions and acquisition financing in particular.

He participated in the organization and implementation of the most important M&A and extraordinary finance transactions of the last years.

He served on the Board of Directors of Autostrade S.p.A., Atlantia S.p.A., Schemaventotto S.p.A. and Beni Stabili S.p.A.

Mr. Cera also serves on the Board of Directors of Salini Costruttori.

After a ten-year experience at a prestigious law firm in Milan, in 1989 he founded the Cera Cappelletti law firm, a professional association active in Milan in extraordinary finance transactions and, in 1995, he contributed to the establishment of the Erede e Associati law firm.

He was a founding partner of the Bonelli Erede Pappalardo law firm in 1999.

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Born in La Spezia in 1962.

Ms Leone has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo since April 2018.

She is currently Senior Vice President Quality & HSE Processes Optimization at Eni S.p.A.

She was the Executive Vice President of Eni Foundation (2014-2016).

She was the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Eni S.p.A. (2005-2014), Chairperson of Servizi Aerei S.p.A., a member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, a member of the Board of Directors of AGI S.p.A., and a permanent member of the Direction Committee of Eni.

She previously was the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Enel S.p.A (2002-2005), a member of the Board of Directors of Enel Cuore Onlus and a permanent member of the Direction Committee of Enel.

She was the Assistant to the CEO of Pilkington Group Limited (1996–2002), the Head of Communication of Pilkington Italia and the Assistant to the CEO of Techint S.p.A. (1988-1996).

In 2009, she received the Marisa Bellisario Award, for manager women in the industry sector. In 2010, she also received the Pio Manzù Award.

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Born in The Hague in 1956.

Mr. Linnebank has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since July 2012.

He started his professional career in 1979 as a journalist at Agence Europe S.A. and subsequently as a Correspondent for Belgium and EU Affairs at AP Dow Jones. From 1983 to 2006, he served in various top positions at Reuters Group Plc, including, among the most recent ones, Editor in Chief, Global Head of Content, Chairman of the Reuters Foundation and Senior Advisor to the CEO.

He has been Chairman of  ITN—Independent Television News, of which he was Acting CEO in 2009

Mr. Linnebank since 2015 currently serves as a Trustee and Director of the Thomson Reuters Foundation and also of RISJ, the research institute on journalism and the mass media at the Department of Politics and International Relations of Oxford University.

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Born in Piacenza in 1940.

Mr. Marazzi has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since September 2013.

Mr. Marazzi has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Parma.

From 1974 to 1992, he held important offices at the IVECO/FIAT Group, first as Manager of International Activities and later as General Manager of Iveco’s Military Vehicle Division and Chief Executive Officer of Astra Veicoli Industriali S.p.A.

He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Industria Cementi Giovanni Rossi S.p.A., Chairman of Fondazione Cassa Risparmio Piacenza e Vigevano, and is currently Chairman of AITEC (Associazione Tecnico Economica del Cemento).

He currently serves as Director of Gruppo Cementi Rossi S.p.A., Sirap Gema S.p.A. and Insulation System S.p.A.

 

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Born in Naples in 1961.

He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo since April 2018.

He graduated in Economics and Commerce from Rome's "La Sapienza" University, with a thesis focused on credit and monetary economics. He subsequently starts his professional career at the Bank of Italy.

From 1987 to 2010, he worked in the credit and financial supervision department, in its headquarters in Milan. In 2007, he reached the Head of the Supervisory and Exchange Division of the four supervisory headquarter units.

Following his experience at the Bank of Italy, due to his professional career path and acquired knowledge, he became the partner and founder of consultancy companies in the banking and financial sector.

He is currently a professional accountant and auditor, as well as an independent director of Banca Sella S.p.A., Director of Parente&Partners S.r.l. and Chairperson of the External Auditing Committee of American Express Italian Branch.

He taught at Milan's Catholic University, and subsequently at the Carlo Cattaneo University - LIUC, where he currently is professor of Banks and Financial Markets Law.

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Born in Rome in 1947.

Mr. Passacantando has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since December 2013.

He has a degree in Statistics from La Sapienza University of Rome and a Master of Arts in Economics from Stanford University.

He is currently also an expert member of the Board of the European Investment Bank, , a professor at LUISS University a senior fellow of the LUISS School of European Political Economy in Rome. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Euroclear (Plc and SA/NV) and Chairman of Società di Gestione del Risparmio Antirion.

He has held several senior positions at the Bank of Italy where, as Central  Director, he was in charge of relations with international institutions, and previously in charge of market operations, reserve management and payment systems. In his early years at the Bank of Italy, from 1976 to 1995, he held several positions in the Research Department, including that of Head of the Monetary Sector. He has also been involved in several projects in the area of payment systems. Acting on behalf of the Bank of Italy, he has been the Governor Deputy for the G20 and the G7 a member of the Economic and Financial Committee of the European Union, of various working groups and Committees at the OECD (WP3 and Financial Markets Committee) and the Bank for International Settlements (Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems).

Recently he also chaired (in 2013) the international OTC Derivatives Regulators’ Forum and (in 2012) the international Working Group for the review of the 2001 IMF Guidelines on Foreign Exchange Reserve Management.

From 1995 to 2013, he was Executive Director at the World Bank, where he held the positions of Chairman of the Budget Committee, Chairman of the Audit Committee and of Dean of the Board.

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Born in Florence in 1961.

Ms. Pucci has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since 2012.

She has a degree in Political Sciences from LUISS—Guido Carli University of Rome and she started her professional career in 1985 at Emilio Pucci S.r.l. From 1985 to 1989, she was an assistant to the company’s founding shareholder; from 1989 to 2000, she was Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Chief Creative Officer. She currently serves as Deputy Chairperson and Image Manager.

In addition, she is a member of the Steering Committee of Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze, Vice President and Director of Fondazione Altagamma (Fashion Sector), Polimoda board member and Director of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation (United States of America).

 

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Born in Caltanisetta in 1952.

She holds a degree in Law from the University of Palermo.

She has been a lawyer since 1975. Since 1993, she has been authorised to practise before Italy’s highest courts.

Ms. Volo is the founder and owner of the firm that bears her name, which is established as a professional partnership. The firm works in the criminal sector, with specific expertise on corporate and financial offences, environmental crimes and offences against the public administration.

In particular, over the years she has gained extensive experience in the judicial and extra-judicial counselling of large Italian companies, both private and state-held, including on corporate administrative liability under Legislative Decree 231/2001.

The firm also specialises in crimes of opinion and has advised and represented various national journalistic publications (both print and broadcast).

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Born in Rome in 1961.

Mr Alessandro Salini holds a university degree in Political Science from "La Sapienza" University of Rome, and an Executive Master’s degree in Administration, Finance and Control from the LUISS University of Rome.

His professional career began when he still was a young student, working in his family's company as an intern, during the summer. He then worked in the Ministry of Post and Telecommunication worksite, in Rome, and subsequently in the worksites for building the textile mills of Ain Beida and Tebessa, in Algeria.

In 1987, he started to work in COGEFAR, which later became COGEFARIMPRESIT (FIAT Group), today Salini Impregilo. In 1993, he joins Salini Costruttori S.p.A. where he worked as Market Development and Special Projects Director. He also held a more "institutional" role within the European International Contractors (EIC) association, participating in work groups and holding the role of Board Member, to represent Italian building companies.

Since 1994, he also is a Director of Salini Costruttori S.p.A., Salini S.p.A. and of other subsidiaries of the Salini Costruttori Group. He currently is a Board Director of Salini Costruttori S.p.A. and of other companies belonging to the Salini Costruttori Group.

Mr Alessandro Salini is a member of FORT/WGFA (Wharton Global Family Alliance), and Managing Director of Sa.Par (Salini Partecipazioni), the family holding belonging to Francesco Saverio Salini.

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Last update: 07/05/2018