Organisational Structure

Organisational Structure

Strategic appointments for success

Headed by Valerio Battista, Prysmian Group is characterised by a dedication to open and transparent business practice, enshrined in the Code of Ethics and spearheaded by key experts who inspire market confidence.

Prysmian Group’s top management

Valerio Battista

January 8th, 1957

 

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Florence University, Valerio Battista is a manager with extensive knowledge and understanding of the industrial sector thanks to more than 20 years of experience, initially with Pirelli Group and then with Prysmian Group, of which he took the lead in 2005. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Pirelli Group, particularly for the restructuring and reorganisation of Pirelli Cavi, which was one of the most profitable and competitive organisations in its industry between 2002 and 2004. In 2005, he played a key role in the creation of Prysmian Group, leading to its listing on the Stock Exchange in 2007. The Group, in which he is currently the CEO, is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, with about 30,000 employees and 112 plants worldwide.

Alessandro Nespoli
Alessandro Nespoli is leading the Group Internal Audit & Compliance Department of Prysmian S.p.A. since October 2016.
Before joining Prysmian, Alessandro, from January 2006 to September 2013, covered various roles within the Corporate Legal Department of Luxottica Group S.p.A., until he was appointed Head of Legal Affairs; thereafter, from October 2013 to October 2016, as Chief Audit Executive of Luxottica Group S.p.A., he managed and coordinated globally the audit function and activities, leading an international group of more than 20 professionals organized in four regional audit teams based respectively in Milan (Italy), Cincinnati (Ohio, USA), Shanghai (PRC) and Sydney (Australia).
He is an Italian law qualified lawyer and started his legal career in 1997.
Srinivas Siripuraru
Srinivas ‘SriniSiripurapu has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, and a MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He started his career with General Electric in 2003 and joined General Cable in 2012 where he serves as Vice President Global Technology. In this role, Srini has functional leadership for Engineering and Research & Development teams to drive Innovation, Value Engineering and Talent Management.
Starting June 2018, Srini will be Chief Research and Development Officer at Prysmian Group.
Fabrizio Rutschmann

October 10th, 1962

Fabrizio Rutschmann is the Prysmian Chief Human Resources Officer. He graduated in Business Administration at Ca 'Foscari University in Venice, with a specialization at the SDA Bocconi in Milan. Fabrizio began his career in the Electrolux Group in 1989, holding various positions in the Human Resources function in "Appliances" and "Components" divisions. From 1998 to 1999 he worked in Unicredit as HR Director of one of the seven Group banks. In 1999 he joined the Tyre Division of the Pirelli Group as Human Resources Director of the Italian Division. In 2002 he moved to the Cables and Systems Division as Global Director of HR & Organization. The following year, he joined the Telecom Italia Group in Rio de Janeiro as Human Resources Director of the Latin American Region. In 2006 he returned to Pirelli as Group Director HR & Organization. From January 2009 to February 2010 Fabrizio has also been General Manager of Pirelli in Spain. He has been in his current position at Prysmian since June 2010.

 

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Pier Francesco Facchini

August 4th, 1967

 

Pier Francesco Facchini has been Prysmian Group CFO since January 2007. He obtained a degree in Business Economics from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan in 1991. His first work experience was with Nestlé Italia where, from 1991 to 1995, he held different positions in the Management and Finance departments. From 1995 to 2001, he worked for some companies within the Panalpina Group where he held the position of Regional Financial Controller for the Asia-South Pacific region and CFO of Panalpina Korea (Seoul) and Panalpina Italia Trasporti Internazionali S.p.A. In April 2001, Facchini was appointed CFO of the Consumer Services Business Unit of Fiat Auto, and from 2003 until November 2006, he held the position of CFO of the Benetton Group. He has been a member of Prysmian’s Board of Directors since February 2007.

 

Ennio Bernasconi
Graduated in Law at the University of Milan in 1982, he has more than thirty years of experience as a Business Lawyer, after a brief experience in law firms, first in the 3M Italia Group (1984), then in the Pirelli Group (1990) and most recently in the Prysmian Group (since 2005). Currently he is Head-Corporate Affairs & Group General Counsel, in addition to being Secretary of the Board of Directors of Prysmian S.p.a. The lawyer Ennio Maria Bernasconi has gained significant experience in the field of M & A, international contracts, Antitrust Authority and governance of listed companies.
Fabio Ignazio Romeo

August 25th, 1955

Born on 25 August 1955 in Rho (Milan), Fabio Ignazio Romeo graduated in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1979. In 1986 and 1989, respectively, he obtained an MS. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California in Berkeley. In 1981, he began his career at Tema (ENI Group) as chemical plant control system engineer. In 1982, he entered Honeywell as a Member of Technical Staff, to then become technical advisor to the Honeywell Group's CEO. In 1989, he joined Magneti Marelli as Innovation Manager within the Electronics division. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of Magneti Marelli’s rear-view mirror division, and in 1998 he became Managing Director of Magneti Marelli’s electronic systems division. In 2001, he moved to Pirelli & C. S.p.A. Group, where he held the position of Director for the Pirelli Tyre division's Truck business unit. One year later, he was appointed Utilities Director of the Pirelli Cable division. In December 2004, he became Director of the Group’s Cables and Energy Systems business unit, a position which he held until December 2013, when he was named Chief Strategy and Development Officer. He has been a member of Prysmian’s Board of Directors since February 2007. He was elected for the current term on 16 April 2015 from the list submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes in the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Andrea Pirondini

June 11th, 1965

 

Andrea Pirondini has been Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian Group since January 2014. After graduating in Economics and Business from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan, in 1989 he started his career in Pirelli Group, in which he spent 24 years holding various positions in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Russia and Egypt, both in the Tyre and Cables & Systems business areas, where he took part in the restructuring of the industrial system for Energy Cables. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A, a role he held until December 2013.

 

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Massimo Battaini

August 1st, 1961

 

Massimo Battaini is CEO of Prysmian Group North America region and a member of the Board of Directors since February 2014. Battaini joined Prysmian Group, then Pirelli Group, in 1987 and held various positions in R&D and Operations over an 18-year period. After running the Business Development department between 2000 and 2002 covering the three Business Divisions of Tyres, Energy Cables and Telecom Cables, he was appointed as Operations Director of Energy Cables and Telecom Cables. In 2005 he was appointed as CEO of Prysmian UK and in January 2011 Chief Operating Officer of the Group, a post he held until 2014, when he became Senior Vice President Business Energy Projects and Chairman and CEO of Prysmian PowerLink S.r.l. Battaini holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi. Battaini is fluent in English and Italian and is an advocate of the International Graduate, Side by Side and Advanced Leadership programs.

Philippe Vanhille

March 31th, 1964

 

Philippe Vanhille has been Telecom Executive Vice President since May 2013. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in Lyon (France) in 1989, he began his career as a Research Engineer for Renault Formula 1 development, and then moved to the cable industry joining Alcatel Cable in 1991. Over the past 20 years, he has held a number of positions in the Operations and General Management areas within the cable industry for Alcatel and Draka, followed by roles in the Energy, Copper Telecom and Optical Fibre sectors. At the time of the Prysmian merger, he was head of Draka’s Global Optical Fibre Business Unit and he held the same position within Prysmian Group until his appointment as Telecom Executive Vice President.

 

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Francesco Fanciulli

 

Francesco Fanciulli has been Energy Executive Vice President since February 2018. He holds a degree in Law awarded by the Cattolica University of Milan. In 1988, he joined Procter and Gamble, where he served in various leading positions in sales and marketing, culminating with his appointment as Head of Mass Retail for Italy. He moved to Pirelli in 1998 as Marketing Director for its Tyres division and successfully filled a variety of sales-related roles in this division, eventually becoming Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. He has been with Prysmian since 2008, contributing his vast experience in sales and marketing and occupying various positions of regional responsibility, such as CEO India, CEO Turkey and CEO Danube Area. Since 2015 — when the Central Eastern Europe region was created — he has been CEO CEE Region, responsible for integration of Germany and the Danube area and development of the region’s industrial footprint.

 

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Lorenzo Caruso
Graduated at the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, University of Bologna, Department of Communication in 1983, Lorenzo Caruso began his career as a journalist at “Resto del Carlino” newspaper (Bologna). He then moved to communication consultancy and worked for 5 years at Global PR firm “Burson Marsteller” as Board Member and Director of Corporate and Financial Communication practice. In 1993 he joined Assicurazioni Generali as Group Press Manager within the Communications Department. He worked both on corporate, financial and product communication for the parent company Spa, and on coordinating the communication activities of foreign and Italian subsidiaries operating in different sectors, in particular: Generali Asset Management, INA-Assitalia, Banca Generali, Generali Properties, Genertel, AMB Generali (Germany), Generali France.
He moved to Prysmian Cables & Systems as Director Corporate Communications in 2006. During this period he worked on rebranding the company (from Pirelli Cavi to Prysmian) and developing the Group's new institutional and business positioning, on the communications plan in support of the IPO, and on communications plans in support of the company's change of ownership, organization and business.
Lorenzo Caruso has been Prysmian Group Chief Communication Officer since January 2008.
 
Stefano Brandinali

Stefano Brandinali joined Prysmian Group as Chief Information Officer in November 2015.

In this role Stefano has worked to reposition IT as business partner and engine of innovation within the company.

Defining the IT and the Digital strategy, reshaping the IT organization and developing border innovative solutions have been the pillars of its transformational approach.

Graduated with Mathematical Praise in 1991, he has held several senior management positions in major multinational companies (Kraft / Mondelez, Bolton Group, Ferrero, Walgreens Boots Alliance), gaining a significant international experience in Luxembourg and UK.

He has a good track record of working together with some Italian Universities: University of Bergamo, University of Torino, SDA-Bocconi, Politecnico di Milano.

He is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Graduate School of Business at Politecnico di Milano.

Stefano has also been appointed as Chief Digital Officer in April 2018.

Hakan Ozmen
Hakan Ozmen is Projects Executive Vice President. Ozmen joined Prysmian Group in 1998 after the acquisition of Siemens Cable Companies into Pirelli Spa as Group Auditor before being appointed CFO of Prysmian Group Turkey. There, he was promoted to COO then later CEO. Under this role, Ozmen was responsible for stabilizing the business and increasing the affiliate’s profitability. Ozmen’s success in Turkey led to the opportunity to serve as Worldwide Director of Telecom for Prysmian Group. After two years in this role, Ozmen became President & CEO of North America (NA), where he was responsible for the successful merger of the major corporations Draka and Prysmian & leading the NA business including Central America afterwards. Ozmen holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Yeditepe University and an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering from the METU University in Ankara, Turkey. Ozmen is fluent in English, German, Italian and Turkish and is an advocate for Prysmian Group’s diversity, sustainability and recruitment programs.
Marcello del Brenna
Marcello Del Brenna will be the CEO of Prysmian Group in United Kingdom. He served as CEO of Prysmian Group in South America for 4 years from January 2015 to June 2018.
He started his career in Prysmian (at that time Pirelli Cavi) in 1993 in the R&D department in Milano. In 1999 he moved to Australia as Chief Engineer, when Pirelli bought MM Cables, coming back in 2001 to the headquarters as Director for Product Marketing and Engineering. After a 4 years’ experience as CEO of Prysmian Cables and Systems Finland, he moved in 2009 to the position of CEO of Prysmian Powerlink, responsible for the Submarine and High Voltage business of the Prysmian Group worldwide.
Marcello holds a Master Degree in Nuclear Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, obtained in 1992.”
Javier Arata
Javier Arata is the Chief Executive Officer for the North Europe region in Prysmian Group. Javier has been working in the industry for the last 26 years. After graduating from the University of Buenos Aires in 1990 with a Master of Electronics Engineering and working as an IT Consultant and Electronic Engineer, Javier started his career in manufacturing at Pirelli Pneumaticos in 1992. Since the start of his career at Pirelli, Javier has received a Master of Business Administration in IDEA as well as completed the International Exchange Program at London Business School (1994). Born and raised in Argentina, Javier has plenty of international experience – from different positions in Argentina, UK, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Finland and, currently in Malmö,Sweden. Javier blends engineering knowledge with a good business understanding and hands-on experience in many business areas – he has held positions as an Industrial Engineering Manager, Purchasing Director, Planning Manager for Latin America, B2B Manager for Europe, Global Logistics Director, Chief Executive Officer in Finland and now- CEO of the North Europe Region.
 
Laurent Tardif
Laurent Tardif is the Prysmian Group CEO of South Europe. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at Supelec in France in 1984.
Laurent began his career in Pirelli Cavi in 1985 holding various positions as Engineer R&D in Italy and in France from 1985, as Director BU Network components in 1989, as Director BU Power Distribution & High Voltage in 1995 and as CEO Pirelli Cables Danubian Region in 1999.
Form 2001 he’s been the CEO of Pirelli Câbles et Systèmes France which became Prysmian Câbles et Systèmes France since 1rst October 2005.
Since 2015, he is the CEO of Prysmian South Europe (France – Italy – Spain – North Africa)
At present, Laurent is concurrently Vice-president of the FIEEC (Fédération des Industries Electriques, Electroniques et de Communication), Chairman of the Sycabel (French cable producer association), Chairman of the Steering Committee of Jicable, and Director of the Management Committee of CentraleSupélec – French Engineering University.
 
Frederick Persson
Frederick Persson serves as CEO of the Central East Europe region within Prysmian. He started that role in February 2018 after serving 4 years as CEO of Prysmian Australia. Before that he served as CEO for Prysmian/Draka in Sweden for 3 years. Prior to starting with Prysmian in 2010 Persson served as Managing Director for Stappert Specialstal in Sweden. Stappert is a wholesaler in the steel industry with focus on stainless steel. Persson has also served as the Sales Director for Balco, a Swedish company focused on balconies and glass solutions for balconies. Prior to that, Persson served within the Swedish steel company SSAB Oxelösund, he held various positions within Logistics and Sales in Sweden and in Canada. Persson holds a B.Sc. Degree in Business from the University of Växjö, Sweden and a degree in Chemistry engineering. He is born 1971.
Juan Mogollon

Juan Mogollon has a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.

From August 2016 to June 2018 served Senior Vice President of General Cable Latin America. He has over 25 years of experience across multiple industry segments in mature and emerging markets. He has extensive, proven leadership experience in driving peak performance, growth, and operational efficiencies. While at GE, Mogollon held various global leadership positions, including Global Commercial Director for GE Capital Equipment Services; Commercial Director for GE Consumer & Industrial in Europe; General Manager for Global Contractual Services, Product Marketing and Latin America Services with GE Healthcare; and Managing Director for GE Medical Systems Brazil. Prior to joining General Cable, Mogollon served as President of Growth Markets at Tyco International, and President of Security Services for UTC in Europe.

Starting June 2018, he will be CEO of the Latin America region.

Ali Habaj
Mr. Ali Habaj is a seasoned professional with an experience of more than 25 Years in varied organizations in Middle East and Africa. Mr. Habaj has successfully led diversification of large industrial entities in the region. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Oman Cables Industry SAOG.
In his prior roles, Mr. Ali Habaj was the Chief Executive Officer of Atyab Investments. As a CEO, he was instrumental in diversifying the Company into a manufacturing and supply chain conglomerate with significant presence in the region.
Ali Habaj obtained his undergraduate degree from New Hampshire University in the States, MBA from Bristol University in UK and attended the Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School, United States.
 
Matteo Bavaresco
Matteo achieved in 1999 a Master Degree in Economics at University of Trento (Italy).
He started his career with KPMG Audit and Advisory in Milan (Italy) where he faced a steady increase of his responsibilities till covering the position as Audit Manager. 
In 2006, he accepted the new challenge in Danieli Group as CFO of greater China.
In 10 years, he has been promoted from CFO China to CEO Asia through the following carrier steps: 2008 CFO Asia, 2009 CEO China, 2012 CEO Asia.
In February 2017, Matteo joined Prysmian Group as CEO greater China with the challenging and inspiring goal of growing the market and consolidating the organization structure.
 
Hamavand Shroff
Hamavand Shroff serves as CEO of Australia & New Zealand region since January 2018.
He started his career with Prysmian Australia & New Zealand (formerly Pirelli) in 1994 as a Process Engineer. Over the following 20 plus years he worked in a number of roles within Prysmian covering all key facets of the business including manufacturing at the Liverpool Sydney site, supply chain, as well as sales/commercial.
Currently as a Director of Sales he is responsible for all market segments or channels i.e. Construction industry, Power Distribution, Industrial (mining, oil/gas, railway, renewables, defence etc.), as well as Telecom.
Hama holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Degree and a Masters of Business
Administration (MBA) Degree from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and Global Executive MBA from Bocconi University in Milan.
 
Paul Atkinson
After graduating in Business majoring in Finance and Marketing at Monash University, Paul began his career with Black and Decker holding a number of roles in Finance and marketing before moving to Pacific Dunlop in 1994. He held a number of general management roles in the electrical consumer business across there Distribution and Cable Group. In 2000 he joined the Pirelli Group running the Energy Division in Australia and New Zealand, and In 2005 he was appointed CEO of the Australian/NZ company. In 2011 he was appointed CEO of the UK a position he held prior to moving to Asia in 2016 a position he is still holds today.