Board of Directors
BoD defines the Group's global strategies by developing actions for growth, launching new activities in various sectors and implementing plans for investment, control and assessment of results.
The Board of Directors will remain in office until the approval of the Financial Statements as of December 31, 2019.
(*) Director who has declared that he satisfies the independence requirements pursuant to Articles 147-ter, paragraph 4 of the Consolidating Law on Finance, as well as Article 3 of the Code of Self-Governance.
(**) Lead Independent Director
Chairman and CEO
Born in Verona, Italy in 1963, Bonazzi graduated in Business Economics from the University of Venice. In 1987 he started his career working in the family business.
After a year working in the commercial and technical divisions of Aquafil, he attended a six-month training course at Horizon Carpet in the United States. In 1989 he became assistant production manager at the Arco plant, and a year later took over management of the division. Since 1991, he has been a key figure at the Rovereto plant where he implemented a restructuring program with the aim of rebalancing the accounts and boosting productivity. In early 1992, he was given the task of restructuring Tessilbrenta, one of the family's businesses.
He was involved in the expansion to Slovenia, assisting with the acquisition of the Kranj factory. In 1994 he returned to Aquafil, working on the acquisition of Julon d.d., an enterprise which has become a fundamental asset for the Group.
From 1995 to 1998 he held the office of general manager at Julon, relocating with his family to Slovenia. In 1999 he returned to Italy as Vice Chairman of Aquafil before becoming Chairman of the Group in 2008.
He served as president of CIRFS, the European Association of man-made fiber producers, from 2011 to 2014. Recently he became President of Confindustria Trento, the Employers’ Association of the Province of Trento.
Born in Riva del Garda, Italy in 1962, Vivaldi began his career at Beretta Armi Group before joining Aquafil in 1988 when he took over the administration of the Group's subsidiaries.
Initially served with the task of supervising both companies in the Trentino region, he was later given the responsibility of all Italian and foreign subsidiaries. During this period he was involved in all acquisitions, as well as the planning of control systems.
In 1998, he assumed responsibility over Human Resources. In 2000, he was named Chief Financial Officer and joined the Board of Directors in 2003 as Managing Director of Administration.
Born in Turin, Italy in 1957, he has a degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. He began working for the Aquafil Group in 2003 as head of the NTF business unit after gaining experience in a similar position with the Radici Group. He gained previous experience as the general manager of an Italian-Malaysian joint venture specializing in the production of fibers for natural plastics.
Mr. Franco Rossi graduated in Business Economics at Milan's Bocconi University in 1982.
Before starting to work for Aquafil Group in 1998, he served as Managing Director in a chemical textile company and worked for eight years in Electrolux Group’s companies, mainly in France. In 1999 he moved to USA and he contributed to set up Aquafil USA of which he became Chairman (General Manager) in 2006.
Silvana Bonazzi is graduating at Milan's Bocconi University.
During her studies, she attended the Campus Abroad program at Northwestern University, Evanston (Chicago, IL) attending the Corporate Financial Risk Management course.
In 2016 and 2017 she also attended two internships at the Milan offices of the law firms Linklaters LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP.
Ms. Heidempergher graduated in Economics at Milan's Bocconi University in 1995. She was Vice President of the Investment Department of CDB Web Tech, and since 2003 she serves as head of financial department for the investment sector (private companies) at Merfin Capital. She is also member of the Board of Director of different companies, among which BIM Banca Intermobiliare, Advent Life Science Venture, Global Cleantech Capital, F2G and Europa Investimenti.
He graduated in business administration at Luigi Bocconi University in Milan in 1985.
He began his professional career in the Capital Markets Department of Hambros Bank, PLC, in London. In 1988, Mr. Pagliani joined Paribas Capital Markets in London, where he began focusing on the Italian clients of the debt capital markets division, and he then moved to Banque Paribas in Milan, Italy, as Deputy Director General.
In 1995, he became a member of the Executive Committee of Banque Paribas in Italy, responsible for Investment Banking.
In 1998, he joined Morgan Stanley as Executive Director of the Investment Banking Department.
In 2000, Mr. Pagliani was promoted to Managing Director, responsible for the coverage of Italian family-owned business groups within Investment Banking. In 2012 he was appointed Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley, position that he held until November 2013. He is member of the Board of Director of Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, RedInvest Leaf S.r.l., Artainment WS S.r.l. and he is President of the Board of Director of Overjoy S.r.l..
Carlo Pagliani, partner of Space Holding since 2013, was Managing Director of Space S.p.A. for the business combination with F.I.L.A. and of Space2 for the business combination with Avio S.p.A.
Margherita Zambon graduated in Political Economy at Milan’s Bocconi University in 1984.
After an experience in Montedison as an analyst, dealing with strategic financial coherence assessments for group operations, in 1988 she joined the family business. Margherita Zambon is President of Zambon Company S.p.A., holding of the chemical-pharmaceutical multinational founded in Vicenza in 1906 and present in 15 countries.
She is also member of the board of several companies of the group, of the Zoé Foundation (Zambon Open Education) dedicated to spreading greater awareness of the health concept, of Secofind SIM S.p.A., a multi family office for entrepreneurial families and institutional investors.
From May 2012 she is a member of the Board of Director of Fondazione Teatro alla Scala. Margherita Zambon was member of the Board of Director of Space2 for the business combination with Avio S.p.A..
Francesco Profumo graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino in Italy in 1977. From 1978 to 1984 he worked as a Design Engineer at the Research and Development Center of the Ansaldo Group in Genoa (Italy).
From 1978 to 1984, he worked as a Design Engineer at the R&D Center of the Ansaldo Group in Genoa (Italy). In 1984 he started his collaboration with the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Politecnico di Torino where he was Associate Professor until 1995. He is currently Professor of Electrical Machines at the Politecnico di Torino and Professor in charge of the University of Bologna.
In September 2003, he was Chairman of the Engineering Department of the Politecnico di Torino and, in October 2005 he was appointed Dean of the Politecnico di Torino. In August 2011, he was appointed Chairman of CNR (National Research Council) and in November 2011 he was Minister of Education, University and Research.
Since June 2013, he is Chairman of the IREN Group and since 2016 Chairman of Compagnia di Sanpaolo as weel as of INWIT (one of Italy's largest company for the management of electronic communications infrastructure).
Board of Statutory Auditors
The Board of Auditors supervises the compliance with the law and with the By-laws, the compliance with the principles of correct administration, as well as the efficacy of the internal control system and of the financial information management process.
PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. is the appointed independent auditing firm. Its registered office and headquarters are located at 91 Via Monte Rosa, Milan. PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. is listed in the Register of Auditors at the Ministry of Economy and Finance no. 119644 pursuant to the Legislative Decree no. 39/2010.
Audit and Risk Committee
Appointment and Remuneration Committee
Supervisory Body ex D.Lgs. 231/01
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