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Board of Directors

The traditional model of governance and control adopted by Prysmian S.p.A. involves the presence of a Shareholders’ Meeting, a Board of Directors and a Board of Statutory Auditors. The Company’s Board comprises twelve directors, eight men and four women. Eight out of twelve directors are considered independent pursuant to the Consolidated Finance Law (T.U.F.).

Members of the Board of Directors

 

He was born in Milan on 16 September 1962.

After graduating from the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan with a degree in Corporate Finance in 1986, he began his career at Ernst & Whinney in the UK. He then joined the Pirelli Group in 1988. After five years in the Pirelli Group’s Treasury department, in 1993 he embarked on a long period of international experience in the Administration, Finance and Control areas of the Pirelli Group’s tyre subsidiaries in Brazil, Spain and Germany. In particular, between 1996 and 2000, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Pirelli Neumaticos S.A. in Spain and then of Chief Financial Officer of Pirelli Deutschland A.G. in Germany. In 2000, he became Director of Administration, Planning and Control at Pirelli S.p.A. In 2001, he was appointed General Manager of Administration and Control at Pirelli S.p.A., a role he has maintained in the holding company Pirelli & C. S.p.A. after the merger with Pirelli S.p.A. that took place in in August 2003. From November 2006 until September 2009, he was Chief Operating Officer of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and was also a member of the Board of Directors of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. and Chairman of Pirelli Broadband Solutions S.p.A. In addition, from December 2008 to May 2010, he was Chief Financial Officer at Pirelli Real Estate and from June 2009 to May 2010 Executive Chairman of Pirelli Real Estate Credit Servicing S.p.A. He has sat on the Boards of Directors of RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. and Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. He has also been a member of the Management Board of Banca Popolare di Milano S.c.a.r.l. and a Senior Advisor to McKinsey. Currently he is CEO of Artsana Group, Chairman of Prénatal Retail Group S.p.A. and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Star Capital SGR S.p.A. (formerly Efibanca Palladio SGR) and since July 2018 he is Chairman of Medical Technology and Devices SA. Between 2002 and June 2008, he was a member of the International Financial Reporting Interpretations Committee (IFRIC), set up by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). He has also been a member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG).

He has been a member of the Prysmian Board of Directors since July 2010, and Chairman since September 2018. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

 
 
He was born in Arezzo on 8 January 1957.
 
He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florence. Valerio Battista is a manager with extensive knowledge and understanding of the industrial sector with more than 30 years of experience gained first with the Pirelli Group and then with the Prysmian Group, where he assumed the leadership role in 2005. Within the Pirelli Group he held positions of increasing responsibility, particularly in the restructuring and reorganisation of Pirelli Cavi, which became one of the most profitable and competitive organisations in the industry under his leadership from 2002 to 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 a world leader in the energy and telecom cable industry, with around 29,000 employees and 112 plants worldwide.
Since June 2014, he has also been the Chairman of Europacable and since April 2017 he has been a member of the Board of Directors and Lead Independent Director of Brembo S.p.A.
He has been a member of the Prysmian Board of Directors since December 2005. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

He was born in Rome on 1 June 1964.
He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the “La Sapienza” University of Rome. He holds a Certificate in Capital Markets issued by the New York University in 1989, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1994. As a manager he has significant managerial and financial experience, with more than 25 years of international management practice in various industrial sectors, ranging across transport, infrastructure and technology on a number of continents including North and South America (USA, Argentina, Chile, Brazil), Greater Europe (Italy, France, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Russia), the Middle East (Israel, Saudi Arabia, UAE) and Asia Pacific (mainly China and Australia). He possesses a wide range of general management skills, achieved through significant managerial and board experience acquired in a variety of positions, including: CFO of Renova Management AG (2015-2016); CFO and then Deputy General Manager of Alitalia Compagnia Aerea Italiana S.p.A. (2009-2014); General Manager of Merloni Finanziaria S.p.A and CFO of Ariston Thermo S.p.A. (2003-2008); Co-Chief Executive Officer of eNutrix S.p.A. (2000-2003), as well as Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company for their offices in Buenos Aires, Rome and Zurich (1994-2000) and Assistant Director at Leonardo S.p.A. in the New York office (1989-1992). Board member and Chairman of AirOne S.p.A. (2009-2014); Independent Board Member and member of the Control & Risks Committee for Indesit S.p.A. (2013-2014); Board member, Chairman of the Audit & Finance Committee, member of the Nominations & Compensation Committee for Octo Telematics Ltd (2015-2017); Board member, Chairman of the Compensation Committee and member of the Nominating & Governance Committee for CIFC Asset Management Corporation (2015-2016). He is currently a Senior Advisor for a number of private equity funds internationally.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 12 April 2018, when he was elected from a slate presented jointly by a group of shareholders affiliated with asset management companies and institutional investors. This slate achieved the second highest number of votes at the Shareholders’ Meeting.

He was born in Varese on 1 August 1961.
He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi. He started his career in the 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 Operation Director of Pirelli Cavi e Sistemi Energia and Telecom. 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 Business Energy Projects Manager and Chairman and CEO of Prysmian PowerLink S.r.l., He remained in this role until the end of June 2018. Since then he assumed the role of North America CEO.
He has been a member of the Prysmian Board of Directors since February 2014. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

She was born in Norfolk (USA) on 23 November 1954.

She gained broad experience in accounting and international finance, holding various roles in different industries and geographical areas, including the US, the UK and Italy. She qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and was certified as a Quality Assurance Auditor by the Institute of International Auditors. She began her career with Arthur Andersen in Washington DC, spending 10 years in the audit division, in both the USA and Milan. She then joined the Euromobiliare investment bank as Controller. In the early 90’s, she worked in London with Waste Management, first as Head of European Reporting and then in their merger and acquisition department. In 1998, she was appointed CFO for Sotheby’s Italy and served on the boards of directors in Italy and Switzerland. In 2002 she founded International Accounting Solutions S.r.l., a company specialising in accounting and outsourcing services.

She has served on various Boards of Directors, and has acted as member and chair for a number of Control and Risks Committees. Since 2014 she has served on the Board of Directors for Rai Way S.p.A. From 2012 to 2014 she was a member of the Board of Directors and of the Control, Risks & Remuneration committee for Fiat (Chrysler) S.p.A. From 2008 to 2014 she was member of the Board of Directors for Simmel Difesa S.p.A. From 2012 to 2014 she was a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Risk & Control Committee for Gentium S.p.A. From 2015 to 2017 she was member of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee for Fiera Milano S.p.A. From 2016 to 2017 she was member of the Board of Directors and a member of the Control and Risks Committee for Veneto Banca S.p.A. From 2015 to 2017 she was member of the Board of Directors for Borbonese S.p.A.

She has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 12 April 2018, where she was elected from the slate presented by the Board of Directors. That slate achieved the majority of votes at the Shareholders’ Meeting.


She was born in Milan on 24 July 1968.
In over 20 years of her career in Italy and abroad, she has gained significant management experience thanks to steadily increasing responsibilities, achieved by securing competitive advantages, market share, profits, sales growth and cost optimisation for the businesses in which she has worked. She is skilled in managing mixed teams and complex business models, adapting them rigorously to local regulatory environments. Whilst studying Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Pavia with an Italtel scholarship, where she began work in 1991, she developed long-distance transmission networks, moving between the AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Milan. In 1994, she moved to EMC Italy. After an initial experience at the production facilities in Cork (Ireland), she initially managed and developed the Public Administration sales area, and then the Telecom area. In 1998, she was hired by Digital/Compaq/HP based in Munich (Germany), where she took on various responsibilities at EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) level, including that of EMEA Global Services Executive Director. In an entrepreneurial capacity, she started up and developed MetiLinx, a software company operating in Europe, opening branches in London, Milan and Munich in 2002. In 2004, Pirelli Broadband Solutions appointed her as Senior Vice President for global sales. She then joined Nokia Siemens Networks in 2007 as Global Head of Strategic Marketing. From 2010 to 2013, she was Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Siemens Networks Italia S.p.A. and of Nokia Siemens Networks S.p.A., as well as Head of European Strategy and Business Development. She has served as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Global Mobile Supplier Association (GSA), and as a member of the Governing Council of Valore D. She has also chaired the Research and Innovation Group of the Foreign Investors' Committee in Confindustria (the General Confederation of Italian Industry). She has earned an Executive Master’s degree in Strategic Marketing and Sales Techniques from Babson College, MA, USA, financed by EMC, and an Executive Master’s degree in Marketing Management from SDA Bocconi, financed by Compaq. In addition to a high school diploma in classical studies from Liceo Parini in Milan, she has a High School Graduation diploma from Mount Pleasant High School in Wilmington, DE, USA.
From June 2012 until June 2014, she was a member of the Management Committee of A2A S.p.A. and was also on their Board of Directors until May 2017 and, from July 2013 to April 2015, she held the office of independent Director at Sace S.p.A. and chaired the Remuneration Committee. From 2015 to 16 April 2018 she was a member of the Board of Directors of Italiaonline S.p.A.
She is currently a Director at Saipem S.p.A., where she is also a member of the Governance Scenarios and Sustainability Committee, and a Director at Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. She is also an Independent Director at Telecom Italia S.p.A. where she is a member of the Related Parties Committee. Since 2013, she has also served as a Global Female Leadership Summit Advisory Board member.
She has been a member of Prysmian Board of Directors since April 2012. She was elected to her current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

She was born in Turin on 20 July 1967.
In an international career of more than twenty years she has gained significant leadership experience in a number of high-tech strategic sectors. Her roles have shifted between operational management and strategic direction, and she has led turnarounds in business models and value chain for markets impacted by digitalisation. She began her career in 1993, when she joined Magneti Marelli as Production Engineer in the Electronics Division, based in Pavia. In 1996, she joined the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) with the mission to develop collaborations with Italian companies. Following a highly successful partnership with ST Microelectronics, she joined STM in 2001 as Business Development Manager in the Telecom Wireline Division based in Agrate Brianza (Italy). In 2003, she became the Strategic Alliances Director for the Advanced Technologies Group and moved to their headquarters in Geneva. In 2004, she became Group Vice President in charge of System and Business Development for the Wireless Group. In 2006, she became General Manager of the Home Video Division and in 2007, in conjunction with the changing business model for wireless customers and the advent of smartphones, she became General Manager of the Wireless Multimedia Division (with a turnover of over one billion dollars) and successfully brought about a transformation of the product portfolio and business model. She played a key role in both the acquisition of NXP-Wireless and the establishment of a Joint Venture with Ericsson. In 2010, she left ST-Ericsson and returned to STM, placing her business experience at the disposal of the corporate programmes – first as Group Vice President Organisational Development and then in the Corporate Strategy and Development Division. In 2015, she joined Infineon Technologies as Vice President Industrial Microcontrollers at their offices in Munich and was able to turnaround the product line which she managed. In 2017, she carried out a project at Octo Telematics to integrate the newly acquired Mobility Solutions branch, and was active in services that intersected the new technologies, from sharing economy to automotive. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), where she leads a project focused on digital and energy transition. She is based in Paris. She served on the Board of Directors of several start-ups during the years 2010-2014. She has been on the Board of Directors for the Stevanato Group since February 2016, that of SNAM S.p.A. since April 2016 and of Geodis S.A. (SNCF Group) since June 2018.
She has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 16 April 2015. She was elected to her current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

He was born in Lugo (Ravenna - Italy) on 4 August 1967.
After receiving his degree in Business Economics in 1991 from the "Luigi Bocconi" University in Milan, his initial work experience was at Nestlè Italia, where from 1991 to 1995 he held different posts in the Administration and Finance area. From 1995 to 2001, he worked in several companies in the Panalpina Group, holding the position of Regional Financial Controller for Asia and the South Pacific and Head of Accounting, Finance and Control for Panalpina Korea (Seoul) and Panalpina Italia Trasporti Internazionali S.p.A. In April 2001, he was appointed Finance Director at Fiat Auto Consumer Services business unit, leaving in 2003 to become CFO at the Benetton Group, a post he held until November 2006.
He has been a member of the Prysmian Board of Directors since February 2007. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

He was born in Florence on 15 May 1952.
After finishing high school specialising in classical studies, he graduated with honours from a degree in Business and Economics at the University of Florence, while simultaneously working first for a software company and then in the paper industry. He joined Pirelli’s Tyre Division in 1978, where he was promoted to executive in 1984. After a range of experience with Pirelli in commercial, marketing, M&A and management roles in both Italy and abroad, he was appointed as the Tyre Division’s General Manager in 2001. He was then made CEO of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. in 2006, and General Manager of Pirelli & C. in 2009. In the 10 years under his leadership, Pirelli Tyre’s sales and EBITDA doubled, generating a positive cash flow, thanks to implementation of a premium strategy which allowed for higher top and bottom line growth with respect to their competitors, culminating in Pirelli becoming the exclusive supplier for F1 from 2010. From 2006 to 2011, and for two consecutive terms, he was elected president of ETRMA, the European Rubber Manufacturers’ Association. In 2012 he left the Pirelli Group of his own initiative. In 2013 he was named as an Independent Director on the board of Snam S.p.A. and took on the role of Chairman for the Control and Risks Committee. He was re-elected for the subsequent three-year period, and took on the role of Chairman for the Appointment Committee. From 2013 to 2015 he was an Industrial Advisor at Malacalza Investments – Pirelli’s second largest shareholder. Since 2014 he has been the Managing Director of the Corporate Credit Recovery 1 fund for Dea Capital Alternatives Funds SGR (part of the De Agostini Group) and since 2018 he has been the Senior Advisor for the Corporate Credit Recovery 1 and 2 funds. In 2015 he was appointed as a non-executive director for the Supervisory and Management Boards of Apollo Tyres, an industry leader listed in India. From 2016 to 2018 he assumed the executive chairmanship of Benetton Group S.r.l.
He has been a member of the Company's Board of Directors since 18 September 2018, when he was named and co-opted to replace an outgoing board member.
She graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Boston in 1988. She also took part in the Finance Executive Management Program of the Oxford University in 2003. After an experience as Assistant Controller at Hyatt in Taiwan, she moved to GE Capital's Corporate Finance Group and stayed there from 1991 to 1995. In 1995 she joined American Express, where she was the Director of Business Planning and Business Travel Marketing in New York until 2003, later becoming Vice President, Head of Investment Planning and Financial Analysis for International. From 2004 to 2007 she was CFO Europe and International Partnerships and Rewards, and was Head of Finance for American Express’ “Proprietary Business” in Europe. There she directly oversaw all financial processes for the region, including business relating to the “International Membership Rewards” program and all “Co-Brand” partnerships. From 2007 to 2010 she was Vice President and General Manager for the UK and the Netherlands, and EMEA Remote Account Management. She was the Head of Growth and Strategic Development in the “Commercial Payments” business in the UK and the Netherlands, serving multinational clients and large and medium-sized enterprises. In 2010 she became Senior Vice President and Italy Country Manager, to which she added the role of Head of Card Services Central Europe & International Currency Cards in 2013. She remained in this position until she concluded her career with American Express in 2015. Since 2016 she has held the position of Independent Director, member of the Appointment Committee and member of the Related Parties Committee for Poste Italiane S.p.A. Since 2017 she has also been an Independent Director and member of the Nomination Committee and member of the Risk Committee for the Bank of Ireland UK.
She has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 12 April 2018, where she was elected from a slate presented jointly by a group of shareholders affiliated with asset management companies and institutional investors. This slate achieved the second highest number of votes from the Shareholders’ Meeting.

She was born in Rome on 18 July 1960.
She graduated magna cum laude in Natural Sciences in 1984 at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. After a first experience in research, she joined Rank Xerox where, from 1986 al 1989, she held technical and commercial roles. In 1989, she became marketing manager at Apollo Computer until October 1989 when, as result of an acquisition, she joined Hewlett Packard, where she remained until December 2010. In Hewlett Packard she diversified her experience, both in Italy and abroad, holding roles of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing, services, software, general management. In January 2011, she joined Philips as Lighting Vice President & General Manager for Italy, Greece and Israel. Until March 1st, 2019, she was Lighting Europe Executive Vice President & General Manager. She is currently Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Strategy in Signify. From 2011 till 2015, she was President of Luceplan and President of Iltiluce. From 2013 to 2015, she was also CEO of Iltiluce.
She has been a member of the Board of Directors since 16 April 2015. She was elected to her current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.
 

He was born in Rho (Milan - Italy) on 25 August 1955.
He earned his degree in Electronic Engineering at Milan Polytechnic University in 1979 and then an MS and later a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1986 and 1989 respectively. Mr. Romeo began his career in 1981 at Tema (part of the ENI Group) as a designer of control systems for chemical plants. He moved to Honeywell in 1982 as a Member of Technical Staff and later Technical Advisor to the Honeywell CEO. He became Innovation Manager at Magneti Marelli's Electronics Division in 1989. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director at Magneti Marelli's Rear-view Mirrors Division, where in 1998, he took over the same position at the Electronic Systems Division. In 2001, he moved to the Pirelli & C. S.p.A. Group as Director of the Truck Division at the Pirelli Tyre business unit. A year later, he took up the post of Utilities Director at the Pirelli Cables Division. In December 2004, he became Head of the Prysmian Group's Power Cables and Systems Business Unit, a position he held until December 2013 when he assumed the role of Head of Corporate Strategy and Development.
He has been a member of the Prysmian Board of Directors since February 2007. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes.

(1) Independent Director as for Unified Financial Act – Italian Legislative Decree no. 58/1998 (T.U.F.).
(2) Independent Director as for both Unified Financial Act – Italian Legislative Decree no. 58/1998 (T.U.F.) – and Self-Regulatory Code for Listed Companies by Borsa Italiana S.p.A.

Board of Directors

Members Date of First Appointment (*) Exec. Indep. Code Indep. TUF Participation in the board meetings (**)
Claudio De Conto
21/07/2010
-
-
X
11/13
Valerio Battista
15/12/2005
X
-
-
12/13
Paolo Amato
12/04/2018
-
X
X
10/10
Massimo Battaini
25/02/2014
X
-
-
11/13
Joyce Victoria Bigio
12/04/2018
-
X
X
9/10
Maria Elena Cappello
18/04/2012
-
X
X
12/13
Monica de Virgillis
16/04/2015
-
X
X
13/13
Pier Francesco Facchini
28/02/2007
X
-
-
13/13
Francesco Gori
18/09/2018
-
X
X
1/1
Mimi Kung
12/04/2018
-
X
X
9/10
Maria Letizia Mariani
16/04/2015
-
X
X
12/13
Fabio Ignazio Romeo
28/02/2007
X
-
-
12/13
Notes
 
(*)       The date of first appointment of each director is the date on which that director was appointed for the very first time to the Board of Directors.
(**)     This column reports the number of meetings of the Board of Directors attended by the directors (no.attendances/no.meetings held during a director's effective period of office). Data referring to 2018

Board of statutory auditors

Mr. Libroia holds a degree in Economics and Business, obtained in 1970, from the University of Pavia.  He qualified as a certified accountant in 1977 and has been an authorized statutory auditor since 1995.  From 1970 to 1977, he worked as an auditor for Peat Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG).  From 1977 to 1981, he worked as an auditor for FIDIMI S.p.A., a company that merged in 1982 with Reconta Touche Ross, now known as Reconta Ernst & Young, where he held the position of auditor partner from 1982 until 2010, providing audit services to major listed and unlisted groups, such as Italgas, Edison, Gemina, Aem Milano, Campari, RCS Editori, SNIA, Mondadori and Pirelli.  In this position, he was the author of important fairness opinions issued in accordance with the law and gained extensive experience in acquisitions of companies and/or businesses by Italian groups, as well as in the listing of Italian companies on the Milan Stock Exchange.  From 2005 until 2010, he was Chairman of Reconta Ernst & Young S.p.A., as well as Country Managing Partner of the Ernst & Young Italian network and Ernst & Young Mediterranean Sub Area Managing Partner (Italy, Spain and Portugal).  In July 2010, he was one of the founders of the Libroia Gallo D’Abruzzo firm of tax, legal and corporate advisors.  Since January 2015, he has been a partner of Leo Associati (formerly, Leo Libroia e Associati) firm of tax, legal and corporate advisors, where he now acts as counsel.  Currently, among the most significant offices he holds are Chair of the Board of Statutory Auditors at Davide Campari Milano S.p.A., Campari International S.r.l., Fratelli Averna S.p.A., Ethica Corporate Finance S.p.A. Fininvest Finanziaria d’Investimento S.p.A., and Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A.

He has been a member of Prysmian’s Board of Statutory Auditors since April 16, 2013.  With regard to his current appointment, he was elected on April 13, 2016 from the slate submitted jointly by a group of shareholders comprising asset management companies and institutional investors, which received the second highest number of votes at the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Ms. Gualtieri graduated with honours from her degree in Business Economics from the Commercial University Luigi Bocconi of Milan, and graduated in Law with full marks from the State University of Milan.  She is a registered Lawyer and a certified Accountant in Milan.  She is a registered Auditor.  Since 2004, she has been a partner in the offices of Tremonti Vitali Romagnoli e Associati, where she began working in 1998.  Prior to this, she spent five years providing consultancy services as part of the tax firm Studio Tributario Deiure.  She is a subject expert in commercial law at the Insubria University of Varese.

Elected to her current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 13 April 2016 from the slate submitted by the shareholder Clubtre, which obtained the majority of votes in the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Mr. Lazzati earned his degree in Economics and Business, with a specialization in Business Administration, at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) in Milan.  He is a registered professional accountant and a member of the Register of Auditors and has been a subject expert at the faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Trento (from 1993 to 2001) and of the University of Pavia (since 1995).  After beginning his career in his father’s practice, he joined the law firm of Paolo Maria Tabellini e Associati in 1990 as an associate.  In 2000, he founded a professional association, primarily serving companies and/or groups, including those under reorganization, expansion and restructuring.  He holds and has held positions as Director and Statutory Auditor in industrial and financial companies, including listed companies.

He has been a member of Prysmian’s Board of Statutory Auditors since April 16, 2013. With regard to his current appointment, he was elected by the Shareholders' Meeting on 13 April 2016 from the slate submitted by the shareholder Clubtre, which obtained the majority of votes in the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Ms. Mezzabotta earned her degree in Business Economics in 1993 from the “Luigi Bocconi” University in Milan and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organisational Psychology in 2002, from New York University.  She has worked as a professional accountant since 1994, in Milan, where she owns her own practice, which provides accounting, corporate, and tax advisory services.  She has been an authorized statutory auditor since 1999.  She is also a UK chartered accountant, having been admitted to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (London, United Kingdom) in January 2013.  From 2010 to 2014, she was a member of global IFRS SME Implementation Group, instituted at the IASB in London, UK; since 2011 she has been a member of European EFRAG SME Working Group, instituted at the EFRAG in Brussels, Belgium; since 2015 she has been a member of the SME Reporting Task Force, a part of the Financial Reporting Policy Group of the FEE in Brussels, Belgium.  She was Chairman of the Accounting Standards Commission of the Milan Association of Certified Accountants from 2013 to 2016.  She is a temporary lecturer at Cattolica University in Milan and also writes extensively about national and international accounting standards for several Italian publishers, including, in particular, IPSOA Wolters Kluwer, EGEA and Giuffrè.  She is currently in office as a member of boards of statutory auditors and chair at Carrara S.p.A. and Fultes S.p.A.; and as a member at Avio S.p.A., Inalca S.p.A., Synopo S.p.A., Pentagramma Perugia S.p.A., Sabre Italia S.r.l.  She is also sole statutory auditor at GE Lighting S.r.l. and RES-Research for Enterprise System S.r.l.  She was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. until September 30, 2013 and Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of F.I.L.A. Fabbrica Italiana Lapis ed Affini S.p.A. (until April 27, 2018), and a standing auditor with Ansaldo Energia S.p.A. (until December 3, 2014).
She has been an alternate member of Prysmian’s Board of Statutory Auditors since April 16, 2013.  With regard to his current appointment, she was elected on April 13, 2016 from the slate submitted jointly by a group of shareholders comprising asset management companies and institutional investors, which received the second highest number of votes at the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Mr. Milano has had a long and extensive experience as a Partner in the network of Big Four International auditing firms, where he held important appointments auditing national and international clients.  Furthermore, he has held roles in internal audit, compliance, reporting services, company valuations and due diligence.  He gained his experience in large distribution, production, power, media & communication, services, real estate and non-profit sectors.  In April 2016, he joined Ria Grant Thornton, though he maintained and continued his professional services as a member of boards of statutory auditors and supervisory bodies under Legislative decree 231/2001.  He has been registered as a certified accountant in Milan since July 4, 1990, and has been enrolled on the National Registry of Auditors since April 21, 1995.  He is a founding partner in the Supervisory Bodies Association 231 and is a member of the Control Committee for the Association of Certified Accountants in Milan.  He is also a partner in the Ned community association, and a teacher in training courses on the subject of Legislative Decree 231/2001 and its application, and accounting principles.

Elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 13 April 2016 from the slate submitted by the shareholder Clubtre, which obtained the majority of votes in the Shareholders’ Meeting.

Board of Statutory Auditors

Office Members Date of first appointment (*) Slate(**) Indep.as per the Code Participation in the Board meetings (***)
Chairman
Pellegrino Libroia
16/04/2013
m
X
6/6
Standing Auditor
Paolo Francesco Lazzati
16/04/2013
M
X
6/6
Standing Auditor
Laura Gualtieri
13/04/2016
M
X
6/6
Alternate Auditor
Michele Milano
13/04/2016
M
X
N/A
Alternate Auditor
Claudia Mezzabotta
16/04/2013
m
X
N/A
Notes
 
(*)       The date of first appointment of each statutory auditor is the date on which that auditor was appointed for the very first time to the Board of Statutory Auditors.
(**)      This column reports the slate from which each auditor was elected ("M": majority slate "m": minority slate).
(***)     This column reports the participation of each auditor in the meetings of the Board of Statutory Auditors (no. of attendances /no. of meetings held in the Financial Year). Data referring to 2018.
(N/A)  Not applicable