Board of Directors 

The Board of Directors, composed of eight members, was appointed on 20 April 2023 and will remain in office until the date of the Shareholders' Meeting called to approve the financial statements for the year that will end on December 31, 2025.

  • Francesco Caltagirone Jr. | Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 29 October 1968, he began his entrepreneurial career in the family business at the age of 21. After 6 years of experience in the construction sector, he joined Cementir in 1995 and has been appointed Group Chairman in 1996. His entrepreneurial vision has led the internationalization of Cementir through targeted and profitable acquisitions and investments, by transforming it from an Italian domestic company to a multinational Group with operations in 18 countries and 5 continents, a diversified business portfolio and a multicultural workforce.

    Francesco Caltagirone is CEO of Cementir Holding N.V, Chairman of the Board of Cementir Holding N.V., CEO of Aalborg Portland Holding A/S, Chairman of Aalborg Portland España S.L, Chairman of Globo Cem S.L., Chairman of Cementir España S.L., Director of Caltagirone S.p.A., Vice Chairman of Caltagirone Editore S.p.A., Director of ICAL S.p.A. (Immobiliare Caltagirone S.p.A.), Director of Finanziaria Italia S.p.A., Sole Director of Pantheon 2009 s.r.l., Sole Director of Alberone 2009 s.r.l., Owner of Chupas 2007 s.r.l.  and Member of the General Council of Assonime.

  • Alessandro Caltagirone | Vice Chairman - Non Executive Director

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 27 December 1969, he graduated in Economics and Business at La Sapienza University of Rome and he has held prestigious positions in several companies. In details, he has held the following positions:

    • Member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit S.p.A.
    • Member of the Corporate Governance, Nomination and Sustainability Committee of Unicredit S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Unicredit S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vianini Industria S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vianini Lavori S.p.A.
    • Member of the Executive Committee of Vianini Lavori S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Cimentas A.S.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Immobiliare Ara Coeli S.r.l.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Alca 1969 S.r.l.
    • Vice Chairman of UIR - Unione degli Industriali di Roma
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of FGC S.p.A
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fincal S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Romana Partecipazioni 2005 S.r.l.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Finanziaria Italia S.p.A.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Ced 2008 S.r.l.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Euclide 2000 S.r.l.
    • Financial Controller of Vianini Thai construction and development.
    • Expert on the subject (Business Economics) at the Faculty of Communication Science at La Sapienza University of Rome.
    • Expert on the subject (Professional Techniques) at the Faculty of Economics and Business at LUISS University of Rome.
    • Member of Commissione Edilizia e Territorio di ANCE - Associazione Nazionale Costruttori Edili.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director and Vice Chairman of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Acea S.p.A.
    • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Aalborg Portland Holding S/A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Vianini Lavori S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Il Messaggero S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Caltagirone S.p.A.
    • Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Caltagirone Editore S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Il Gazzettino S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Globocem A.S.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Cementir Espana A.S.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Aalborg Portland Espana SL.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yapitek Yapi Teknolojisi San. Ve Tic. A.S.
    • Member of Comitato Investimenti di Fabrica Immobiliare SGR S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fincal S.A.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Finanziaria Italia 2005 S.p.A.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ical S.p.A.
    • Sole Rappresentative of Corso 2009 S.r.l.
    • Expert on the subject (Business Economics, Budget and Business Plan) at the Faculty of Rome La Sapienza.
  • Azzurra Caltagirone | Vice Chairwoman - Non Executive Director

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 10 March 1973, after obtaining a diploma in Art History in London, she began her career in 1996 within the Caltagirone Group. In 2000, she became Vice Chairwoman of Caltagirone Editore S.p.A., a position she still holds, and she is part of Boards of Directors of several companies in the Caltagirone Group.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director and Vice Chairwoman of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Caltagirone S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of Aalborg Portland Holding A/S
    • CEO of Il Messaggero S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Caltagirone Editore S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Il Gazzettino S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Quotidiano di Puglia S.r.l.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Corriere Adriatico S.r.l.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Piemme S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of Il Mattino S.p.A.
    • CEO of Leggo S.r.l.
    • Sole Executive Director of CED Digital e Servizi S.r.l.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Servizi Italia 15 S.r.l.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Stampa Napoli 2015 S.r.l.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Stampa Roma 2015 S.r.l.
    • Non Executive Director of Immobiliare Caltagirone S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of FGC S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Finanziaria Italia S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of FINCAL S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Stampa Venezia S.r.l.
    • Non Executive Director of Banca Generali S.p.A.
    • Sole Director of Euclide 2000 S.r.l.
    • Sole Director of Leone 2009 S.r.l.
    • Partner in Classis
    • Director of The St. George's Association
  • Saverio Caltagirone | Non Executive Director

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 3 March 1971, he graduated in Political Sciences and in 1994 he started working in the family business in the construction sector. From 2000 to 2013 he followed the import/export management for products and raw materials for Cementir Italia. From 2014, always in the family business, he coordinates the technical/administrative sector of the private real estate sector.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Caltagirone S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Vianini Lavori S.p.A.
  • Fabio Corsico | Non Executive Director

    Biography

    Born in Turin on 20 October 1973, he brilliantly graduated in Political Science and in 1997 he started to work at the Ministry of Defense, the Minister's Diplomatic Advisory Office, Beniamino Andreatta, dealing with the preparation of international dossiers and at the Military Center for Strategic Studies.
    From 1998 to 2001 he worked for Olivetti / Mannesmann at the Infostrada company in the communication sectors where after he became the Public Affairs manager.
    In 2001 he joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance as Chief Technical Secretary of the Ministry, Giulio Tremonti, taking part in the same period of the Committee for the introduction of the Euro.
    In 2003 he joined Enel as head of Institutional Affairs. Since February 2005 he has been Director of External Relations, Institutional Affairs and Development of the Caltagirone Group, for which he is responsible, among other things, for the regulatory part of the Group company as well as following the various industrial and financial investments.

    Current Positions

    • Vice-Chairman of Anima Holding S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Non Executive Director of Europe Assistance Holding
    • Non Executive Director of Il Gazzettino S.p.A.
  • Annalisa Pescatori | Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 20 July 1964, she graduated with honors in law from the University of Rome La Sapienza and in 1991 she passed the bar exams at the Court of Appeal of Rome. She is currently Equity Partner of Grimaldi Alliance. Over the years of professional activity, she gained consolidated experience in particular in the field of corporate, financial, regulatory and corporate governance issues. She started her career in I.M.I. – Istituto Mobiliare Italiano S.p.A., Rome where she followed, since the beginning, the privatization process and she dealt also with Japanese markets.
    From 2015 until 2022 she held the position of independent director of Banca Generali S.p.A, as well as Chairman of the Credit Committee and member of the Control and Risks and Appointment Governance and Sustainability Committee.

    Current Positions

    • Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Ream SGR p.a.
    • Non-Executive Director of innovative-RFK S.p.A.
    • Non-Executive Independent Director of Newton S.p.A.
    • Non-Executive Independent Director of Optimares S.p.A.
  • Adriana Lamberto Floristan | Senior Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    Born in Pamplona (Spain) on 11 September 1973, in 1996 she graduated in law at the Universidad de Navarra in Spain. In 1998 she obtained an LL.M. in International and European Trade Law at the University of Leicester in England. In 1999 she became a lawyer in Spain and after, in 2001, in Italy where she later attended the Master in Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Laws and Regulation at the University of Milan. She worked as a lawyer in the Corporate and M&A sectors of prestigious international law firms and she is holding important positions in Italian and European networks of institutional investors involved in active engagement with corporations to enhance a sustainable development. In 2023 she certificated in ESG Analysis and Investing at the Politecnico di Milan, a relevant ESG certification for professionals. In 2023 she obtained the certification from the Polytechnic of Milan in ESG Analysis and Investing, a relevant certification on ESG matters for professionals in the sector and followed the training course "The Effective Board" organized by Nedcommunityg.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director and Member of the Sustainability Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration and Nomination Committee of Cementir Holding N.V. 
    • Vice Chairwoman of Etica Sgr S.p.A.
  • Benedetta Navarra | Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    She graduated cum laude in Economics and Commerce from the LUISS – Guido Carli University in Rome and in Law from the “La Sapienza” University in Rome. She then attained the titles of Lawyer, Chartered Accountant and Auditor. 

    She has acquired considerable experience in the corporate law, banking and financial market sectors. 

    She has accrued significant experience in managing, also out-of-court, company crises, in project financing, securitisation of bank credits and the responsibility of intermediaries when providing investment services, also during penalty procedures adopted by the Supervisory Authority.

    She has a specific knowledge and experience: in the preparation and auditing of annual accounts - gained through the appointment, in the last decade, to several management and control bodies of industrial companies, banks and financial legal industries, also listed; in ESG topics – gained through the appointment to several management and control bodies of industrial companies, banks and financial legal industries, also listed and – moreover – the constant participation to ESG Committees of the same companies. ESG topics have also been deepened within the universitary activity.

    She assisted the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the privatisation of Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Mediocredito Centrale – Banco di Sicilia, Credito Industriale Sardo, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

    She has held important national and international positions as a member of the Board of Directors, even in listed companies (Yapi Kredi Bankasi; Koc Financial Service; Yapi Kredi Sigorta), member of Supervisory Board (UniCredit Bank Czech Republic and Slovakia, a.s., Ukrsotsbank PJSC), of Chairperson or  member of the Board of Statutory Auditors (Poste Italiane S.p.A.,  Equitalia S.p.A., CDP Reti S.p.A., Buddy Bank S.p.A., Guala Closures S.p.A., Italo S.p.A., Isola dei Tesori S.r.l., DMO Pet Care S.r.l.; LVenture Group S.p.A., Sviluppo HQ Tiburtina S.r.l.) and as a member of the Supervisory Body (CDP Reti S.p.A., LVenture Group S.p.A., Promo.ter Roma). 

    Current Positions

    She currently chairs the Board of Directors of Italgas S.p.A., standing member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Unicredit S.p.A., standing member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Mundys S.p.A. (formerly Atlantia S.p.A.), member of the Board of Directors of Aeroporti di Roma S.p.A., member of the Board of Auditors of Fondazione Telethon, and is Chair of the Supervisory Body of Equitalia Giustizia S.p.A. and member of the Supervisory Body of ConfCommercio enterprises for Italy province of Roma Capitale.

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the apical body entrusted with the management of the company in the interests of the shareholders and guarantees the transparency of the decision-making process of corporate resolutions. It has the broadest powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration, except those reserved exclusively for the Shareholders' Meeting by the law and by the Articles of Association.
 

Appointment

  • The Board of Directors consists of no less than 5 members and no more than 15 members.
  • Directors remain in office for a maximum of three years, may be re-elected and expire on the date of the general meeting following expiry.
  • The members of the Board of Directors are appointed by the Shareholders' Meeting, upon the proposals presented by the Board or by the entitled Members.

Requirements

The ideal requirements for identifying the profiles suitable to fill the role of directors of the company are indicated in the Diversity Policy and in the Board Profile.
 

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