Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman

Paolo Pierantoni, Presidente SIAS

Paolo Pierantoni

Paolo Pierantoni was born in Genoa (I) in 1956; he has been the President of SIAS S.p.A. from November 2018.

He graduated in Civil and Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Genoa (I) and, among other things, is a Member of the Board of Directors for EcoRodovias Infrastruttura e Logistica S.A., Argo Finanziaria S.p.A., ATIVA S.p.A. and Autostrada dei Fiori S.p.A.

He held in the past the posts of CEO for Pavimental S.p.A., Concessionarie Autostradali Autocamionale della Cisa S.p.A., Autostrada Torino-Savona S.p.A. and SALT p.a.

Chief Executive Officer

Umberto Tosoni, Amministratore delegato e Direttore generale SIAS

Umberto Tosoni

Umberto Tosoni was born in 1975, he graduated in Business and Engineering at the University Tor Vergata of Rome, major in Transport planning.
He is currently CEO of SITAF.
Within the Gavio Group he has held various posts over the years, among those Director General of SIAS (July 2015 – April 2017), CEO of SATAP, Autostrada Torino-Savona, Autostrada Asti-Cuneo, SAV and CEO of SINELEC, the Group associated technology company.

Stefania Bariatti – Deputy Chairman

Stefania Bariatti was born in Milan in 1956; she has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors for SIAS S.p.A since 2013.
She is a member of the Bar Association of Milan and a qualified counsel for Italy’s Supreme Court.
She graduated in Law at the University of Milan (I) and started her career as an academic in the same university.
From November 2002 she has been a Tenured Professor of International Law there, teaching International Law, Private and Procedural International Law and International Insolvency Law.
She is an acting managing partner for the “Rivista di Diritto Internazionale Privato e Processuale” – Journal of Private and Procedural International Law. Since September 2002 she has been a Counsel Former Partner for Chiomenti Studio Legale, where she works on European and Italian competion law, international disputes and international arbitration.
Among the occupied posts, she is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A.

Franco Moscetti */** – Deputy Chairman

(*) Member of the “Appointments and Remuneration Committee”
(**) Member of the “Risks and Sustainability Control Committee”

Franco Moscetti was born in 1951, he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since November 2018.

He graduated in Industrial Sciences, major in Business & Economics, at the Akademie Erisau (CH).

He is the founder and CEO of AXEL Global Business, a consultancy firm specializing in company strategy, industrial and financial advice.

Among the occupied posts, he was CEO for Il Sole 24 Ore (2016-2017), Gruppo Amplifon (2004-2017) and Air Liquide Italia (1984-2004).
He is a “Cavaliere del Lavoro” (TN official decorations given by the Italian Government), appointed by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano in 2012.

In 2017 he received an award as Manager of the Year – Publishing sector, for the results achieved as CEO at Gruppo 24 Ore.

Stefano Caselli – Director

Stefano Caselli was born in 1969; he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since April 2011.
He is a Tenured Professor of Financial Intermediaries Economics at the Finance Department of the Bocconi University of Milan.
Moreover he is the Pro-Vice Chancellor for International Affairs at the same university.
He is a Member of the Management Board SDA at Bocconi School of Management and of the Governing Board of Mp3, a monitoring body for the public-private partnership within the Bocconi University.
He is an author of numerous publications in international journals, books and research projects, a known collaborator of news organizations such as Corriere Economia, TG1 Economia and Class CNBC. He is a member of the Academy Of Management, American Finance Association, European Financial Management Association and of AIDEA, the Italian Association of Business Economics.

Sergio De Luca ** – Director

(**) Member of the “Risks and Sustainability Control Committee”

Sergio De Luca was born in Zungoli (I) in 1950; he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since March 2017.
He graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico of Turin (I); he started his professional career in the Central Management R&D of Ansaldo, subsequently holding various posts in technical and operational areas, eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Ansaldo Segnalamento Ferroviario (ASF).
In 2006 ASF was incorporated in Ansaldo STS, of which in 2007 he became CEO and from 2008 Chairman of the Board of Directors.
In 2014 he moved to Finmeccanica as Chief Operating Officer for the Group.
He left the post in October 2015 with the settlement of the sale of the Finmeccanica shareholding in Ansaldo S.p.A. to Hitachi.
He is currently a consultant for various industrial companies.

Giuseppe Garofano – Director

Giuseppe Garofano is an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A.

He has a degree in Chemical Engineering obtained at Politecnico of Milan (I) and, during his professional career, he has occupied various and important posts.

In 1968 he joined Montedison as a process engineer and after few positions in the financial sector for banking institutions, he moved back to Montedison becoming its Chairman and CEO between 1990 and 1992.

He then founded IBI S.p.A. and later Alerion (renewable energies) of which he is Vice President. He is Chairman of RCR Cristalleria Italia and of Industria e Innovazione. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Miroglio, Fondazione Casa della Carità di Milano and of Campus Biomedico University of Rome.

Saskia Elisabeth Christina Kunst * – Director

(*) Member of the “Appointments and Remuneration Committee”

Saskia Elisabeth Christina Kunst is an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A., she graduated in Italian Language and Literature at Leiden University (NL) and the University of Bologna (I).
She earned a Master degree in Business Administration at Rochester University (USA) and the University of Nyenrode (NL).
She has held various important posts such as Business Development Manager for Hutchinson Port Holdings, CEO for Sinport S.p.A. of Genoa (part of PSA International Group of Singapore, a service company for shipping and logistics operators).
She then joined SBM Offshore NV Group (NL), a leading company for the supply of offshore floating oil systems and SPM facilities, where she was Deputy Chairman for New Energy Systems, Director Group Strategy and Merger & Acquisition, CEO for SBM Schiedam and Management Director Master Limited Partnership Strategy.

Rosario Mazza – Director

Rosario Mazza was born in 1983; he graduated in Management and Industrial Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano (IT).
He is currently the Managing Director of Ardian and board member of Ardian Italia, 2i Aeroporti, GESAC S.p.A., SAGAT, Software Design, 2i Rete Gas, HISI srl, and Genesi 1.
Among the posts occupied he was an Analyst for Fondo Infrastrutturale Valiance (sponsored by Assicurazioni Generali) and Analyst-Project Finance for BNP Paribas.

Valentina Mele – Director

Valentina Mele is an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A.

She graduated from Bocconi University (Milan) with a degree in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations, then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Administration & Public Policy at Columbia University, a Doctorate from the University of Rome Tor Vergata in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations and a Ph.D. in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

She currently holds the following positions: Associate professor at Bocconi University, Department of Social & Political Sciences; Director of the Economics & Management of Government and International Organizations, Bachelor of Science programme; Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board, European Aluminium Association; Contract professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, Princeton University and Permanent visiting professor – Corporate Citizenship and Public Private Partnerships, University of Geneva.

Valentina has carried out numerous professional services as an expert for international bodies (OECD and EU) and Italian Ministries (Department of Public Function and Ministry of Innovation and Technology); she has conducted influential scientific activity and is the author of numerous international publications and articles.

Frances V. Ouseley – Director

Frances V. Ouseley was born in 1964; he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since November 2018.

She obtained a Master of Business Administration at Henley Management College (UK) and started her career as an academic in Revenue Management at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Boston (USA).

Among the various posts occupied she was the Italy Manager for the airline Easyjet (2011-2018) and a member of IBAR (International Board of Airlines Representatives) in Italy.

She has covered various roles for the Italian airline Alitalia, eventually becoming its Marketing Manager.

She was then Special Projects Manager for IBM of London.

Andrea Giovanni Francesco Pellegrini ** – Director

(**) Member of the “Risks and Sustainability Control Committee”

Andrea Giovanni Francesco Pellegrini was born in 1964; he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since April 2014.

He graduated in Business Administration at the Bocconi University of Milan (I).

He earned a Master in Management Sciences (MBA) at Sloan School of Management of Cambridge (MIT, Massachussets Institute of Technology, USA).

He is partner of Thalia Advisors and a Senior Advisor for Long Term Partners.

He has been a Member of the Board of Directors for SIAS S.p.A. since April 2014.

During his career he has occupied various posts such as Senior Credit Analyst for Barclays Bank; Vice President Associate for

Lehman Brothers in London and New York; Chairman of Public Sector, EMEA and Head Of Investment Banking Italy for Merril Lynch and finally as Country Manager, Head of Investment Banking in Italy and member of EMEA Operating Committee of Investment Banking for Nomura.

Antonio Segni * – Director

(*) Member of the “Appointments and Remuneration Committee”

Antonio Segni was born in 1965 in Genoa (I); he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since April 2014.

He graduated in Law at the University La Sapienza of Rome and then attended a Mater of Laws LL.M. at Harward Law School.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors for SIAS S.p.A. and is a partner at the law firm Lombardi Segni and Associates, where he works mainly on corporate finance and merger & acquisitions.

He is an expert of the Capital Market sector and has experience on IPO, capital increase, bond issues, corporate finance and takeover bids.

He is an advisor for listed companies on corporate governance and financial market regulations.

He is an author of various publications on Financial market law.

Paolo Simioni – Director

Paolo Simioni was born in Valdobbiadene (I) in 1960; he has been an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A. since April 2014.

He graduated in Civil Engineering at the University of Padua (I). He is a Member of the Board of Directors of SIAS S.p.A.

During his professional life he has acquired considerable experience in business management for the transport sector, in particular under a concession regime, and for the promoting and commercial development of mobility infrastructures.

He is currently Head & Director General of ATAC S.p.A.,  i.e. the agency for mobility in the municipality of Rome.

Among the various important posts he occupied, he was Director General of ACEA S.p.A.; in the airport sector Director General of SAVE S.p.A. (Venice Airport), of Catullo S.p.A. (Verona and Brescia airports), of AERTRE S.p.A. (Treviso Airport) and of BSCA S.A. (Bruxelles South Charleroi Airport).

In the railway sector he was CEO of Centostazioni S.p.A. (Gruppo Ferrovie dello Stato, State Railways Group).

Micaela Vescia – Director

Micaela Vescia is an Independent Advisor for SIAS S.p.A.

She is a lawyer to the Bar of Milano, she graduated at the University Tor Vergata of Rome with Laudem, specializing in Civil, trade, corporate and civil procedural law with Studi Giuridici del Lazio “A.C. Jemolo”.

She has worked with the Law firm “Gatti, Pavesi, Bianchi”, consulting on corporate law both ordinary and extraordinary (Merger & Acquisition and Corporate Governance), trade law for private and public companies and related legal and corporate disputes.

She is currently Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of ATM S.p.A.

TERM OF OFFICE
The Board of Directors and the Board of Statutory Auditors were appointed for three financial years by the Shareholders’ Meeting on 27 April 2017 and their term of office will expire with the approval by the Shareholders’ Meeting of the 2019 Financial Statements.