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.
He was born in Arezzo on 8 January 1957.
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Florence University, Valerio Battista is a manager with extensive knowledge and understanding of the industrial sector thanks to more than 30 years of experience, initially with Pirelli Group and then with Prysmian Group, which he has led since 2005. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Pirelli Group, including for the restructuring and reorganisation of Pirelli Cavi, transformed between 2002 and 2004 into one of the most profitable and competitive organisations in its industry. 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 of which he is currently CEO is world leader in the energy and telecom cables industry, with approximately 29,000 employees and 112 plants worldwide.
He has been President of Europacable since June 2014 and a member of the Board of Directors of Brembo S.p.A. since April 2017 serving as Lead Independent Director. He has sat on the Prysmian Board of Directors since December 2005. He was elected for the current term on 12 April 2018 from the list submitted by the Board of Directors, which obtained the majority of votes in general meeting.
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.
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.
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.
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 over 25 years holding various positions in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Russia and Egypt, in both the Tyre and the Cables & Systems business units, 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.
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.
March 31th, 1964
Philippe Vanhille has been Executive Vice President Telecom Business since May 2013. After graduating in Mechanical Engineering in Lyon (France) in 1989, he began his career as a Research Engineer for the development of Renault Formula 1, and then moved to the cable industry joining Alcatel Cable in 1991. Over two decades, he held several 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 Senior VP Telecom Business.
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.
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.
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.