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OVERVIEW

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

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.

Alessandro Nespoli

June 26th, 1972

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.

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Srinivas Siripurapu

June 20th, 1965

Srinivas ‘Srini’ Siripurapu received his Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University USA. His graduate research focused on polymer blends and alloys, structure property relationships of polymers, polymer rheology, nanomaterials and supercritical fluids.

Srini joined General Electric Company after graduating from NC State and held multiple roles of increasing responsibility in product development and technology innovation. He served as their Global Product Technology Manager for the Specialty Polycarbonates Business. While at GE, he completed his Design for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification. He moved to General Cable Corporation and went on to serve as Vice President of Global Technology with responsibility for the Research & Development and Engineering functions of the company.

Srini currently serves as Chief R&D Officer of Prysmian Group the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. In his current role he is responsible for the company’s world wide R&D strategy, R&D talent development and Innovation pipeline.

Srini has a proven track record of building high performance teams and successful customer driven innovations in Energy, Electrical Infrastructure, Communications, Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare and Consumer Electronics market segments.

Srini is active in industry organizations in North America as well as Europe and he mentors young scientists and engineers through these professional organizations.

Srini is passionate about innovation and is an inventor on over 50 patent applications.

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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

He was born in Lugo (Ravenna) on 4 August 1967.

He graduated in Business Economics in 1991 from the "Luigi Bocconi" University in Milan. His first work experience was with Nestlè Italia, where he held different positions in the Accounting and Finance department between 1991 and 1995. From 1995 to 2001, he worked for the Panalpina Group where he held the position of Regional Financial Controller for the Asia-Pacific region and CFO of Panalpina Korea (Seoul) and Panalpina Italia Trasporti Internazionali S.p.A.. In April 2001 he was appointed Finance Director of Fiat Auto's Consumer Services business unit, leaving in 2003 to become CFO of the Benetton Group, a post he held until November 2006.   He has sat on the Prysmian Board of Directors since February 2007. 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.

Fabio Ignazio Romeo

He was born in Rho (Milan) on 25 August 1955.

Mr. Romeo earned his degree in Electronic Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1979, later followed by a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Sciences from the University of California, Berkeley, awarded 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, later becoming Technical Advisor to the CEO. He joined Magneti Marelli's Electronics Division in 1989 as Innovation Manager. In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of the Rearview Mirrors Division, and in 1998 Managing Director of Magneti Marelli's Electronic Systems Division. In 2001, he moved to 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 Prysmian Group's Energy Cables and Systems Business Unit, holding this position until December 2013, when he was named Chief Strategy and Development Officer. He has sat on the Prysmian Board of Directors since February 2007. 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. 

Andrea Pirondini

November 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.

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Massimo Battaini

Massimo Battaini is president and CEO of Prysmian Group North America (Canada and the United States) and responsible for overseeing all North American operations as well as the company’s recent acquisition of General Cable.

In this role, Battaini is focused on customer relationships, sustainability and driving innovation to create new solutions for communities throughout the region and around the globe. He has served on Prysmian Group’s board of directors since 2014. Prior to starting the role of CEO in June 2018, Battaini served as Senior Vice President and Executive Director of the Business Energy Project for Prysmian Group.

Battaini started his career with 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 from 2000 to 2002, covering the three Business Divisions of Tyres, Energy Cables & Telecom Cables, he was appointed Operations Director of Energy Cables and Telecom Cables at Pirelli Group.

Following the formation of the Prysmian Group through the acquisition of the energy & telecom cables and systems activities of Pirelli in 2005, Battaini was appointed CEO of Prysmian UK. In 2011 he was named Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian Group, a position he held until 2014 until he took on the roles of Senior Vice President Business Energy Project and Chairman and CEO of Prysmian PowerLink S.r.l. serving in this position until June 2018, when he assumed the role of North America CEO.

Battaini holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan. 
 

Philippe Vanhille

March 31st, 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.

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Francesco Fanciulli

December 2nd, 1962

Francesco Fanciulli has been Senior Vice President of the Energy segment since February 2018.

He holds a degree in Law from 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

June 20th, 1965

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.

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Stefano Brandinali

May 23rd, 1966

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.

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Hakan Ozmen

January 31st, 1970

Hakan Ozmen has been Senior Vice President Projects of Prysmian Group and CEO of Prysmian Powerlink S.r.l. since June 2018. After graduating in Industrial Engineering, he began his career as Internal Auditor and Corporate Secretary at Siemens AS in Istanbul. In August 1999, he earned an MBA from the Yeditepe University of Istanbul. In September 1999, he joined Pirelli S.p.A. as Head of Internal Audit for the EMEA region, with responsibility over Germany, Italy, Finland, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Romania, and Czech Republic. In January 2001, he was appointed Head of the Administrative, Finance and Controlling Department of Turk Pirelli in Istanbul, and then Chairman of the Board of Directors. After having held the position of Prysmian Telecom Global Manager for two years, in 2011 he was appointed President & CEO of North America of Prysmian Group, a role he held until May 2018

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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

March 15th, 1961

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.

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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

December 27th, 1960

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.

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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

May 27th, 1975

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.

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Aydogdu Erkan

Erkan Aydoğdu is a graduate from the Middle East Technical University (in Ankara, Turkey) with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Aydoğdu started to work within the Prysmian Turkey family in 1997, in the Production Planning department.
In 2000, as a Process Kaizen Engineer, Aydoğdu moved on to Italy. Here he began a position as leader of the continuous improvement teams in Europe's different facilities, between 2001-2002. Aydoğdu came back to Turkey in 2003 and worked as Logistics Manager.
Then in 2010, Aydoğdu took on the responsibility of R&D and Logistics Director.