Corporate boards

Corporate boards

The Group’s Board

The traditional model of governance and control adopted by Prysmian involves the presence of a Shareholders’ Meeting, a Board of Directors and a Board of Statutory Auditors. The Group’s Board comprises eleven directors, eight men and three women. Additionally, seven directors are considered independent pursuant to the Consolidated Finance Law (T.U.F.).

Members of the Board of Directors

Milan, September 16th 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 our 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. since its merger with Pirelli S.p.A. in August 2003.  From November 2006 until September 2009, he was General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and was also a member of the board of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. and Chairman of Pirelli Broad band Solutions S.p.A.  In addition, from December 2008 to May 2010, he was Managing Finance Director 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 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 Star Capital SGR S.p.A. (formerly Efibanca Palladio SGR).  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 Board of Directors since July 2010.  He was elected to his current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12 2018.

Arezzo, January 8th 1957

During his 17 years at Pirelli & C. S.p.A., Mr. Battista ran the Energy Cables and Systems business unit, including overseeing the group’s successful reorganization from 2002 to 2003.  Mr. Battista was awarded his degree in Mechanical Engineering at Florence University in 1981.  In 1983, he began working at Uno A Erre Italia S.p.A. as Head of the Engineering Office.  In September 1987, he joined the Operations Department in the Steel Cord business unit of the Pirelli Group in Figline Valdarno.  In 1997, he was appointed Director of the Steel Cord business unit of the Pirelli Tyre Division, becoming divisional Purchasing Director in 2001.  In February 2002, he became CEO of our Energy Cables and Systems business unit and, in December 2004, CEO of our Telecom Cables and Systems business unit.

Since June 2014, he has also been the Chairman of Europacable and, since April 2017, he has been a member of the board and Lead Independent Director of Brembo S.p.A.  He is also the sole director of VB Invest S.r.l..

He has been a member of the Board of Directors since December 2005.  He was elected to his current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Varese, August 1st 1961

Mr. Battaini has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and an MBA from SDA Bocconi.  Mr. Battaini 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 to 2002, covering the three business divisions of Tyres, Energy Cables and Telecom Cables, he was appointed as Operation Director of Energy Cables and Telecom Cables at Pirelli.  In 2005, he was appointed as CEO of Prysmian UK and, in January 2011, he was Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian, 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., a post held until June 2018, when he became CEO of the North America region.

He has been a member of the Board of Directors since February 2014.  He was elected to his current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Milan, July 24th 1968

In her over 20 year career in Italy and abroad, Ms. Cappello has gained significant management experience thanks to steadily increasing responsibilities, achieved by securing competitive advantages, market share, profits, sales growth and cost optimization 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.  While studying Telecommunications Engineering at the University of Pavia with an Italtel scholarship, she worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey and Milan.  In 1994, she transitioned to a position atEMC Italy.  After an experience at the production facilities in Cork (Ireland), Ms. Cappello 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, she took on various responsibilities at the EMEA (Europe Middle East & Africa) level, including that of Executive Director EMEA Global Services.  As an entrepreneur, Ms. Cappello started 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 Deputy Chairwoman 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, and an Executive Master’s degree in Marketing Management from SDA Bocconi.  From June 2012 to June 2014, she was a member of the Management Committee of A2A S.p.A. and was also a member of their board until May 2017.  From July 2013 to April 2015, she was an independent director of the board at Sace S.p.A. and chaired the remuneration committee.  From 2015 to April 16, 2018 she was a member of the board of Italiaonline S.p.A.

She is currently a Director at Saipem S.p.A., Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A., Telecom Italia S.p.A. and FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei).  Since 2013, she has also served as a Global Female Leadership Summit Advisory Board member.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2012.  She was elected to her current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Turin, July 20th 1967

In an international career spanning over 25 years, Ms. De Virgiliis 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 digitalization.

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 pursue 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 programs – 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 turn around the product line that she managed.  In 2017, she carried out a project at Octo Telematics Ltd. to integrate the newly acquired Mobility Solutions branch, and was active in services that intersected the new sharing economy and automotive technologies.  She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at CEA, where she leads a project focused on digital and energy transition.  She is based in Paris.  She served on the boards of several start-ups during the years 2010-2014.  She has been on the board for the Stevanato Group since February 2016, and that of SNAM S.p.A. since April 2016.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2015.  She was elected to her current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Rome, July 18th 1960

Ms. Mariani graduated magna cum laude in Natural Sciences in 1984 from the University La Sapienza of Rome.  From 1986 to 1989, she worked at Rank Xerox.  In 1989, she became marketing manager at Apollo Computer, until October 1989, when she joined Hewlett Packard, where she remained until December 2010.  In Hewlett Packard, she diversified her experience, both in Italy and abroad, holding roles in sales, marketing, services, software and management.  In January 2011, Ms. Mariani joined Phillips, where she is currently Executive Vice President & General Manager of Phillips Lighting Europe.  From 2011 to 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 April 2015.  She was elected to her current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Lugo (Ravenna - Italy), August 4th 1967

After receiving his degree in Business Economics in 1991 from the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, Mr. Facchini began his career at Nestlè Italia, where from 1991 to 1995, he held different posts in administration and finance.  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 Board of Directors since February 2007.  He was elected to his current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Rho (Milan - Italy), August 25th 1955

Mr. Romeo earned his degree in Electronic Engineering at Milan Polytechnic University in 1979 and then an Master’s degree 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 CEO.  He became Innovation Manager at Magneti Marelli’s Electronics Division in 1989.  In 1995, he was appointed Managing Director at Magneti Marelli’s Rearview 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 our 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 Board of Directors since February 2007.  He was elected to his current position at the Shareholders’ Meeting on April 12, 2018.

Ms. Bigio gained a wide international accounting and finance expertise through a 40 year career in various roles across sectors and geographies including the US, UK and Italy.  She qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the US and has also been certified by the Institute of Internal Auditors as a Quality Assurance Auditor.  She started with Arthur Andersen in Washington D.C., spending 10 years in the audit divisions in the US and Milan, Italy.  She then joined Euromobiliare as controller of this investment bank.  In the early 1990s, she worked in London with Waste Management, first as head of European reporting and then in their merger and acquisitions group.  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 specializing in accounting, financial reporting and outsourcing services.

She has served on various boards of directors and as member or chairperson of control and risks committees.  She serves on the board of Rai Way S.p.A. since 2014.  From 2012 to 2014, she was member of the board and member of the control, risks and remuneration committee of Fiat (Chrysler) S.p.A.; from 2008 to 2014, she was member of the board of Simmel Difesa S.p.A.; from 2012 to 2014, she was member of the board and member of risk and control committee of Gentium S.p.A.; from 2015 to 2017, she was member of the board and chair of audit committee of Fiera Milano S.p.A.; from 2016 to 2017, she was member of the board and member of control and risks committee of Veneto Banca. From 2015 to 2017, she was member of the board of Borbonese S.p.A.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 12, 2018.

He was born in Rome on 1 June, 1964.

He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” in 1989, a Certificate in Capital Markets from New York University in 1989 and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1994.

He is an experienced senior corporate executive, with over 25 years of diversified international management practice in various sectors, including industrial, transportation, infrastructure, tech and in several geographies such as North and South America, broader Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. From 1989 to 1992 he served at Leonardo-Finmeccanica New York office, being mostly involved in strategic M&A activities. After business school, in 1994 he joined McKinsey & Company in the Buenos Aires office and then transferred to the Rome and Zurich offices until early 2000, when he left as an Associate Partner to co-found and manage, as Co-CEO, eNutrix S.p.A., an early-stage venture capital investment firm in Milan. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Group Chief Financial Officer at Ariston Thermo S.p.A. in Fabriano and then as General Manager at Merloni Finanziaria S.p.A.. From 2009 to 2014 he joined Alitalia CAI S.p.A., first as Group Executive Vice President & Chief Financial & Strategy Officer and in March 2013 was appointed Deputy General Manager until the completion of the transaction with Etihad in Dec 2014. In 2015 and 2016, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Portfolio Manager of Renova Management AG in Zurich. He currently advises a number of Private Equity funds on potential investments.

He has served in the Board of Directors of AirOne S.p.A. (Rome, 2009-2013, Chairman of the Board 2013-2014), Advanced Capital S.G.R. (Milan, 2012-2013), Indesit S.p.A. (Milan, 2013-2014), Octo Telematics Ltd. (London, 2015-2017), CIFC Asset Management L.L.C. (New York, 2015-2016), and in the Supervisory Board of Airports of Regions (Moscow, 2015) and Kortros (Moscow, 2015).

He has been an independent member of Prysmian Board of Directors since 12 April 2018. He was elected to his current position by the Shareholders' Meeting on 12 April 2018 from the slate jointly submitted by a group of fund management companies and institutional investors, which was the second most voted slate after the slate submitted by the Board of Directors.

Ms. Kung graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Boston University in 1988.  She participated at the Finance Executive Management Program at Oxford University in 2003.  After an experience at The Grand Hyatt, Taipei, Taiwan in the role of Assistant Controller, from 1991 to 1995, she worked in GE Capital in the Corporate and Finance Group.  She joined American Express in 1995 in New York, until 2003, as Director for Business Planning and Business Travel Marketing, and then in the role as Vice President, Head of Investment Planning and Financial Analysis for International.  From 2004 to 2007, she was CFO of Europe and International Partnerships and Rewards and was responsible for the Proprietary Business of American Express in Europe and for the end-to-end financial oversight of European proprietary markets and the International Membership Rewards and Co-Brand Partnerships.  From 2007 to 2010, she was Vice President and General Manager in the UK, the Netherlands and EMEA of Remote Account Management, responsible for the strategic development and growth of the UK and the Netherlands serving B2B customers across several segments.  In 2010, she became Senior Vice President and Italy Country Manager, and, in 2013, Country Manager Italy and Head of Card Services Central Europe & International Currency Cards.  Since 2016, Ms. Kung has served as a non-executive board member and member of Remuneration Committee and of the Related Parties Committee of Poste Italiane S.p.A., and since 2017, she has severed as board member and member of the Risk Committee and of the Nominations Committee of the Bank of Ireland UK.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 12, 2018.

Florence (Italy), May 15th, 1952

Graduated with honors in Business and Economics from the University of Florence, working at the same time first in a software company and then  in the paper industry, again in Florence. 
He joined Pirelli in 1978 where he was promoted as an executive in 1984 and where, after various assignments in commercial, marketing and M&A roles in Italy and abroad, he was appointed General Manager of the Tyre Division in 2001, Chief Executive Officer of Pirelli Tyre Spa in 2006 and, in 2009, also General Manager of Pirelli & C. 
During his 10 years tenure Pirelli Tyre doubled its revenues and from a cash burning, one digit Ebitda became a cash positive, high teens Ebitda company thanks to the execution of a premium strategy which translated into a higher top and bottom line growth than its peers, culminating with the entry in F1 as a sole supplier in 2010.
From 2006 to 2011 and for two consecutive terms he was elected president of ETRMA, the European Tyre and Rubber Association. 
In 2012 he decided to leave the Pirelli group. 
In 2013 he joined the board of Snam Spa as an independent director and became Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee for 3 years, then Chairman of the Nomination Committee.
From 2013 to 2015 he was an Industrial Advisor of Malacalza Investimenti and, from 2014, Managing Director of the CCR (Corporate Credit Recovery) fund of DeA Capital Alternative Funds Sgr where he currently is a Senior Advisor. 
From 2015 he is a non-executive director on the Supervisory and Management boards of Apollo Tyres Ltd, a leading company in the sector and listed in India. 
In 2016 he became Chairman of Benetton Group Srl for two years. 

He has been appointed as a member of the Board of Directors on September 18th, 2018. 

(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 (***)
Battista Valerio
15/12/2005
X
-
-
9/9
Battaini Massimo
25/02/2014
X
-
-
8/9
Maria Elena Cappello
18/04/2012
-
X
X
8/9
Claudio De Conto
21/07/2010
-
-
X
9/9
Monica de Virgillis
16/04/2015
-
X
X
9/9
Pier Francesco Facchini
28/02/2007
X
-
-
9/9
Maria Letizia Mariani
16/04/2015
-
X
X
8/9
Fabio Ignazio Romeo
28/02/2007
X
-
-
9/9
Mimi Kung
12/04/2018
-
X
X
N.A*
Paolo Amato
12/04/2018
-
X
X
N.A*
Joyce Victoria Bigio
12/04/2018
-
X
X
N.A*
Francesco Gori
18/09/2018
-
X
X
N.A*
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.
(**)      Non-Executive Director
(***)     This column reports the number of meetings of the Board of Directors and its committees attended by the directors (no.attendances/no.meetings held during a director's effective period of office). Data referring to 2017
(N.A*)  Not applicable

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).