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Prysmian Group’s top management
Valerio Battista Chief Executive OfficerToggle Details
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Florence University, Valerio Battista is a manager with extensive knowledge and understanding of the industrial sector thanks to more than 20 years of experience, initially with Pirelli Group and then with Prysmian Group, of which he took the lead in 2005. He held positions of increasing responsibility in Pirelli Group, particularly for the restructuring and reorganisation of Pirelli Cavi, which was one of the most profitable and competitive organisations in its industry between 2002 and 2004. In 2005, he played a key role in the creation of Prysmian Group, leading to its listing on the Stock Exchange in 2007. The Group, in which he is currently the CEO, is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, with about 21,000 employees and 82 plants worldwide.
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.
Pier Francesco Facchini Chief Financial OfficerToggle Details
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.
Andrea Pirondini Chief Operating OfficerToggle Details
Andrea Pirondini has been Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian Group since January 2014. After graduating in Economics and Business from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan, in 1989 he started his career in Pirelli Group, in which he spent 24 years holding various positions in the UK, Italy, Turkey, Russia and Egypt, both in the Tyre and Cables & Systems business areas, where he took part in the restructuring of the industrial system for Energy Cables. In 2012, he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of Pirelli Tyre S.p.A, a role he held until December 2013.
After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan and earning an MBA from SDA Bocconi in the same city, Massimo Battaini started his career in 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 and Telecom Cables, he was appointed Operations Director of Energy Cables and Telecom Cables at Pirelli Group. In 2005, he was appointed CEO of Prysmian UK and in 2011 Chief Operating Officer of Prysmian Group, a position he held until 2014, when he took on the roles of Senior Vice President Business Energy Project and Chairman and CEO of Prysmian PowerLink S.r.l. — positions which he is still holding today.
He has been a member of Prysmian’s Board of Directors since February 2014.
Hans Nieman became Senior Vice President Energy Products in January 2014. After graduating in Literature at the University of Amsterdam, he started his career as a diplomat at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he was tasked with several national and international assignments. He switched to the private sector in 1992 and almost 20 years ago he joined the cable industry where he held several positions at NKF, Pirelli and Prysmian. In 2002, he took responsibility for the Group´s Submarine and High Voltage activities, and in 2010 he was appointed CEO of the German activities of Prysmian, a position he held until 2014.
Philippe Vanhille Senior Vice President TelecomToggle Details
Philippe Vanhille has been Senior 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 Renault Formula 1 development, and then moved to the cable industry joining Alcatel Cable in 1991. Over the past 20 years, he has held a number of positions in the Operations and General Management areas within the cable industry for Alcatel and Draka, followed by roles in the Energy, Copper Telecom and Optical Fibre sectors. At the time of the Prysmian merger, he was head of Draka’s Global Optical Fibre Business Unit and he held the same position within Prysmian Group until his appointment as Senior VP Telecom Business.
Cristiano Tortelli Senior Vice President Oil & GasToggle Details
Cristiano Tortelli has been Senior Vice President for Oil & Gas since January 2016. He holds a degree in Electronics and a master’s degree in Business Administration. He has a long experience in the Oil & Gas industry, with several international assignments in the Middle East, Africa and Russia. During his career, he covered several key roles in GE Oil & Gas. During the over 15 years spent within the Group, he held several positions including Subsea Chief Commercial Officer, Russia & East Europe CEO, Turbomachinery Global Sales General Manager and West Africa and Middle East Operations General Manager. He then joined Air Liquide as VP and Chairman of the Group’s engineering organisation.
Francesco Fanciulli Senior Vice President Energy Products (in office since February 2018)Toggle Details
Francesco Fanciulli has been Senior Vice President of the Energy Products business area 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.
Marcelo Andrade Senior Vice President Research & DevelopmentToggle Details
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil, Marcelo Andrade has developed his entire career at Prysmian Group, which he joined in 1988.
Over the years he has served in various roles, initially relating to R&D and then to Quality, Plant Management and Sales, dealing with all of the Group’s main business units in various countries. Since 2012 he has been SVP Research & Development, where his day-to-day responsibilities include innovating to create new products and systems for the Group
A graduate in Business Administration from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, with a specialisation from SDA Bocconi University of Milan, Fabrizio Rutschmann began his career at the Electrolux Group, where he served in various Human Resources positions before becoming HR Director of one of UniCredit’s seven banks.
Joining the Pirelli Group in 1999 as Human Resources Manager of the Tire Business Unit’s Italian Division, Rutschmann became Pirelli’s Chief HR Officer in 2006.
Since June 2010, Rutschmann has been SVP Human Resources & Organisation at Prysmian Group.