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, 2022.
(*) 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
Giulio Bonazzi has dedicated his career to evolving Aquafil S.p.A. into a leading player in the global carpet and textile materials industry. The company was founded by Bonazzi’s parents 50 years ago in Arco, Italy. An innovator and disruptor, he is transforming his family’s manufacturing business into a sustainable global enterprise.
To achieve this vision, Bonazzi challenged the organization to develop a recycled nylon material by turning nylon trash into high-quality, beautiful fibers. Where others see waste, Bonazzi saw an opportunity.
After several years of investment in R&D and a relentless pursuit of a new way to regenerate nylon, ECONYL® was born. Aquafil launched ECONYL® regenerated nylon in 2011 and today it is one of the most sought after materials in the world for fashion designers and carpet manufacturers.
Bonazzi was appointed CEO of Aquafil in 2001 and added the role of chairman in 2008. He started his career at Aquafil in 1987, starting on the ground floor at the Aquafil plant in Arco. Since then he has helped the company grow, developing 16 plants in eight countries across three continents. Today, Aquafil is recognized as a sustainability leader, a stalwart example of the circular economy and an innovator within the synthetic textile industry.
Fortune has highlighted Aquafil on its Change the World list of companies that are addressing social challenges through their core business activities and the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy has awarded the company with a Transatlantic Award for fostering positive transatlantic relations between Italy and the U.S. for its investment in a carpet recycling plant in Phoenix, AZ.
He is a sought-after speaker and has shared insights on creating a circular economy at leading conferences including Texworld USA, Fashionnovation, the One Ocean Forum, the Responsible Business Summit, the Ethical Corporation Summit and the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. He is recognized by Forbes Italia as a Top CEO for innovation, international competitiveness and creating a great work environment.
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.
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).
Ilaria Dalla Riva is the Human Resources and Organization Director of Vodafone Italia and a member of the Executive Committee since September 2019.
Dalla Riva worked for Montepaschi Group where she has held positions of increasing responsibility up to the position of Chief Human Capital Officer. She began her career in consulting at Faber and subsequently took on leading roles in important international groups. At Sky Italia Group she was Human Resources and Facility Management Vice President. At Ceva Logistics BU she held the role of Human Resources Director with responsibilities for South Europe, Middle East & Africa and at TNT Post Group she worked as the Director of Personnel, Organization and Internal Communication for Europe and South America.
She has been a member of Widiba’s (Montepaschi Group) Board of Directors, Director of the Board of MPS Leasing and Factoring, of the Consel Consorzio Elis Scarl Board of Directors and in the Coordination Committee of the Permanent Observatory of Young Publishers.
She graduated in Philosophy, she is married and has a daughter.
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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