Board of Directors 

The Shareholders' Meeting of 20 April 2020 appointed the Board of Directors, composed of nine members, which 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, 2022.

  • 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, Director of Caltagirone S.p.A.- Caltagirone Editore S.p.A., Director of SUEZ S.A. 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 Editore S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Piemme 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.
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ical 3 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.
    • Member of the Board of Directors and CEO of Il Messaggero S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Il Gazzettino S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of Banca Generali S.p.A.
    • Member of the Board of Directors of Aalborg Portland Holding A/S.
  • Edoardo Caltagirone | Non Executive Director

    Biography

    Born in Rome on April 12, 1944, he has been the second reference shareholder of Caltagirone S.p.A. since 1984 (current denomination of Vianini S.p.A.), of which today it owns 13.362% of the share capital.
    From 1984 to 2012 he held the position of Director of Caltagirone S.p.A., taking on the Chairmanship from February 1994 to July 1995 and the Vice Chairmanship from 1984 to April 2010.
    Through directly controlled companies, it operates in the real estate, public works, publishing and radio and television sectors.
    From May 1992 to June 2003, he held the position of Vice President of Cementir S.p.A. (today Cementir Holding N.V.), of which he is currently a Director.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director of Cementir Holding N.V.
  • 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.
  • 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

    • Non Executive Director of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Non Executive Director of Terna S.p.A.
    • Non Executive Director of Europe Assistance Holding
    • Non Executive Director of Il Gazzettino S.p.A.
  • Veronica De Romanis | Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 31 March 1969, in 1992 she graduated cum laude in Economics and Business at La Sapienza University of Rome. In 1993 she attended the PhD Course in Economics at the Columbia University of New York. From 1994 to 1996, always in the Columbia university of New York, she attended the Master of Philosophy and the Master of Art in Economics. She started her career as Member of the Expert Council of the Ministry of Economy and Finance in which she stayed until 2008. In 2015 she became an Independent Director as well as a member of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of Cementir Holding S.p.A. – now Cementir Holding N.V. (positions currently in force). In 2016 until 2017 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the Department of Economics and the Luigi Einaudi Foundation. In 2018 she became a member of the Steering Committee of the Public Accounts Observatory of the Catholic University of Milan and member of the International Committee of the WE Woman Empower the World Board. Now, she teaches European Economic Policy at Stanford University in Florence (The Breyer Center for Overseas Studies), at the Faculty of Political Sciences and the Master of Business Administration of the Libera Università degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli (LUISS) of Rome. In July 2019, she received a prize called Premio Profilo Donna. She is working with several newspapers and magazines on issues of public finance, European integration, international economic policy, the labor market with particular attention to female employment. Finally, she published “Il Metodo Merkel” (2009, Marsilio editori), “Il Caso Germania” (2013, Marsilio editori) and “L’Austerità fa Crescere” (2017, Marsilio editori).

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Cementir Holding N.V.
  • Paolo Di Benedetto | Senior Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 21 October 1947, he graduated in law and after he graduated cum laude at the Specialization School of Administrative Sciences at La Sapienza University of Rome. He started his career at Banco di Napoli. Subsequently, he was a Consob manager. From 2003 to 2010 he was a Consob Commissioner. After he became the CEO of SIM Poste S.p.A., of Banco Posta Fondi SGR and member of the Board of Directors of Acea S.p.A., Banca Finnat S.p.A. and Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A..
    He was Professor of Securities Markets at LUISS University and Tor Vergata University in Rome.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, Chairman of the Related Party Committee, member of the Audit Committee and member of the Supervisory Board of Edison S.p.A.
    • Independent Director, Chairman of the Related Party Committee, member of the Corporate Governance and Social and Environmental Sustainability Committee of Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A.
    • Chairman of Fondo Nazionale di Garanzia tra gli Intermediari Finanziari.
  • Chiara Mancini | Non Executive Director - Independent

    Biography

    Born in Rome on 20 November 1972, she graduated cum laude in law at La Sapienza University of Rome and in 1999 she passed the bar exams at the Court of Appeal of Rome.
    Over the years she has worked in the private world - at the Italian Banking Association where she is Director of institutional and media relations, as well as President's Advisor - and the public one, as Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Justice during two Legislatures: Monti Government and Letta Government. She has gained experience as an independent Director in several industrial and banking companies.

    Current Positions

    • Non Executive Director and Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Cementir Holding N.V.
    • Independent Director and Chairwoman of the Related Party Committee of Astaldi S.p.A.
    • Independent Director and Member of the Related Party Committee of Cassa di Ravenna S.p.A.
    • Chairwoman of Bancaria Immobiliare S.p.A.

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.
 

Last update: 24/04/2020 | 16:13