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Board of directors

At the Snam shareholders’ meeting held on April, 27 2016 the number of directors was set at nine and the term of office set at three financial years, ending on the date of the shareholders’ meeting to approve 2018 financial statements. The majority of directors is independent according to Italian law and Corporate Governance Code (five out of nine). Four of the nine members are female, a figure higher than the requirement of Italian regulations on gender representation on boards of directors (a third of the Board's memebrs).

Current members of the board are:

Carlo Malacarne

Carlo Malacarne

Non-executive director and chairman

Carlo Malacarne has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Snam on April 2016.

He was Chief Executive Officer of Snam from 2006 to 2016.

With a degree in Electronic Engineering and after a brief period in the company Selecontrol, Carlo Malacarne began his career in Snam in the gas transport technical service. In 1990, he took on a managerial position as operations manager of a natural gas transport district, ensuring the construction and operation of pipelines and promoting commercial initiatives to support the sale of natural gas.

Subsequently, as Director of Telecommunications and Process Systems, he contributed to the achievement of the reorganization objectives for the telecommunications systems of the Eni Group and, in particular, he participated in the transfer of the Snam telecommunications branch, with the creation of a New Telecommunications Company, of which he was named Managing Director.

In March 1998, he was appointed Constructions Director, with the responsibility of ensuring the realization of investments both in Italy as well as abroad. During the same period, he was a member of the construction committees in TENP, the pipeline which transports gas from the North Sea to Italy, and TAG, which transports the Russian gas to Italy via Austria, taking part to the implementation of strategic infrastructure for gas transportation along the main European energy corridors.

In July 1999, he was appointed Italian Network Director, with the task of overseeing the management of the gas transport network in Italy and of the GNL Italia regasification system.

In July 2001, ahead of the IPO, he was appointed General Manager of Operations in Snam Rete Gas, and President of the Board of GNL Italia, the company managing the LNG terminal in Panigaglia.

From December 2005 to the beginning of May 2006 he was Chief Operating Officer of Snam Rete Gas with the task of supervising, together with management functions, commercial activities, planning, management of the transport network and the dispatching service.

From November 2012 to April 2016 he has been Chairman of the Board of Snam Rete Gas, a Snam's subsidiary company that operates in natural gas transportation and dispatching.

He is currently member of the executive committees of Confindustria and Assolombarda and of several technical bodies such as the Presidential committee of CIG (Italian Gas Committee) and the steering committee of ATIG (Technical Gas Association). From 1997 to 2000 he has been Chairman of the Transport committee of IGU (International Gas Union).

From November 2013 to October 2015 he has been Chairman of Confindustria Energia.

He has been also CEO of Mariconsult and board member of several international gas companies such as Transitgas, which manages the gas transportation system from Northern to Southern Switzerland, and the companies Sergaz and Scogat, which manage the Tunisian part of the Transmed pipeline. 

 

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Sabrina Bruno

Sabrina Bruno

Independent director

Born in Cosenza in 1965, Sabrina Bruno is Full Professor of Private Comparative Law at the Economics and Law Department of University of Calabria since 2017 and Adjunct Professor of Law and Economics (Business and Company Law) at the Economics and Finance Department of LUISS G. Carli University of Rome since 2006.

She obtained the national enabling qualification as full Professor of Business and Company Law in 2016 and of Comparative Law in 2013.
She has been Associate Professor of Business and Company Law (2002-2017) and Assistant Professor with tenure of Business and Company Law (1993-2002) at the Faculty of Economics of University of Calabria. 

Qualified lawyer, registered in the special Register of the Rome Law Society since 1991.

She was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in 2010.

She obtained a Ph.D. in Private Comparative Law and European Community Law at the University of Florence in 1995. She obtained a three-year Master of Letters (M.Litt.) degree course at Oxford University, Linacre College in 1994. She
graduated with honours in Law at LUISS G. Carli, Rome in 1987.

She is non-executive independent Director at Banca Apulia S.p.a. (Intesa San Paolo Group) since 2016. She is non-executive independent Director at Edizioni Master S.p.a. since 2013.

She was non-executive independent Director and Chairman of the Appointment Committee at Veneto Banca S.p.a. (2016-2017). She was non-executive independent Director and Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee at Banca Profilo S.p.a. (2012-2015). She was internal Auditor at Telecom Italia S.p.A. in 2012.
Academic Member of the European Corporate Governance Insitute since 2014.
Member of the Scientific Committee of the Bruno Visentini Foundation since 2010. Member of the Italian Linacre Society since 1995.
Author of two monographs and various articles and essays on corporate law and corporate governance.

 

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Monica De Virgiliis

Monica De Virgiliis

Independent director

She was born in Torino in 1967.

Graduated in Electronic Engineering at the Politecnico of Torino in 1992 with honors.
In 1993 she joins Magneti Marelli as Production Engineer in the Electronics Division based in Pavia (Italy). In 1996 she joins the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) with the mission to develop collaborations with Italian companies. As a consequence of one of the most successful collaborations, with ST Microelectronics, in 2001 she joins STM as Business Development Manager for the Telecom Wireline Division based in Agrate Brianza (Italy).
In 2003 she becomes Strategic Alliances Director of Advanced System Technology Group and moves to the headquarters in Geneva. In 2004 she becomes Group Vice President in charge of the Systems and Business Development Division of the Wireless Group.
In 2006 she becomes General Manager of the Home Video Division and in 2007, in conjunction with the change of business model of the Wireless customers and the advent of the smartphone, she becomes General Manager of the Wireless Multimedia Division with a turnover of over one billion dollars, where she operates a successful transformation of the product portfolio and the business model. She is one of the architects of the acquisition of NXP-Wireless and the establishment of the joint venture with Ericsson.
She leaves ST-Ericsson in 2010 and newly joins ST Microelectronics putting her business experience at the disposal of the Corporate programs first as Group VP Corporate Organizational Development and then as Corporate Strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions.
In 2015 she joins Infineon as Vice President Industrial Microcontrollers based in Munich (Germany) where she operates a turnaround of the business line.
End 2016 she joins Octo Telematics as Chief Operations Officer of the subsidiary Mobility Solutions providing services at the intersection of the new technology, the sharing economy and the automotive.

She served on the Board of Directors of several startups in the years 2010-2014.
In April 2015 she joins the Board of Directors of Prysmian Group and in February 2016 the Board of Stevanato Group.

  

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Francesco Gori

Francesco Gori

Independent director

Francesco Gori was born in Florence on 15 May 1952.
After earning a high-school diploma from a Classical Lyceum in Italy, he graduated in Economics and Commerce with the highest grade and honours from the University of Florence.
He joined Pirelli in 1978, where, after gaining a range of experience in Italy and abroad, he was appointed Managing Director of the Pneumatics division in 2001, CEO of Pirelli Tyre in 2006 and, in 2009, Managing Director of Pirelli & C.
From 2006 to 2011 and for two consecutive terms, he was elected Chairman of ETRMA, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association.
In 2012, he left the Pirelli group of his own accord.

From 2013 to 2015 he was Industrial Advisor of Malacalza Investimenti, the second largest shareholder of Pirelli until its delisting from Italian Stock Exchange.

From 2014 he is Industrial Advisor of the CCR Fund of Idea Capital Funds SGR (De Agostini Group) and from 2015 he is a non-executive director on the Board of Apollo Tyres, a leader company in India in tyres’ business. Since 2016 he is Chairman of Benetton Group.

He is also director of the Italian branch of Plan International, one of the first and largest ONG in the world for children’s long-distance support.

 

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Yunpeng He

Yunpeng He

Non-executive director

Born in Baotou City (Inner Mongolia, China) in 1965.

Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Electric and Automation Engineering from Tianjin University. Master's degree in Management of Technology from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Currently holds the office of Board Director of CDP Reti S.p.A., Terna S.p.A. and Italgas S.p.A.

He has held the position of Deputy Director General of European Representative Office of State Grid Corporation of China from January 2013 to December 2014.

He has held the following positions at State Grid Tianjin Electric Power Company: Vice Chief Technical Officer (CTO) from December 2008 to September 2012, Director of the economic and legal department from June 2011 to September 2012, Director of planning and development department from October 2005 to December 2008, Director of the planning and design department from January 2002 to October 2005.

He has also held the position of Head of the Tianjin Binhai Power Company from December 2008 to March 2010 and of Chairman of the Tianjin Electric Power Design Institute from June 2000 to January 2002.

From January 26, 2015 he is a Board Director of Snam S.p.A.

 

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Lucia Morselli

Lucia Morselli

Independent director

Born in Modena in 1956.
She holds a degree cum laude in Maths at the Pisa University.
In 1981 she obtained a PhD in Mathematical Physics at Rome University and in 1982 she obtained a Master in Business Administration at Turin University. In 1998 she also achieved a Master's Degree in European Public Administration at Milan University.
She holds and has held various positions in a number of companies. From 1982 to 1985 she joined Olivetti S.p.A. as assistant to the CFO; she was Senior manager, Strategic and Manufacturing Service at Accenture from 1985 to 1990; from 1990 to 1995 she joined Finmeccanica S.p.A. as CFO of the Aircraft Division.
Subsequently, she was CEO of Telepiù Group from 1995 to 1998; News Corporate Europe and Stream (Sky) S.p.A. from 1998 to 2003, Tecnosistemi S.p.A. in 2004, Mikado S.p.A. and Compagnia Finanziaria S.p.A. in 2009; Bioera S.p.A. from 2010 to 2011, Berco Group from 2013 to 2014 and from 2014 to 2016 at Acciai Speciali Terni.
In 2006 she was Chairwoman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Magiste International SA and from 2011 to 2013 of Scorpio Shipping Group Ltd.
From 2004 to 2005 she was also an executive member of the Board of Directors of NDS and from 2007 to 2008 of IPI S.p.A.
In 2003 she founded the Franco Tatò & Partners consultancy firm and since 2009 she has been a member of the Advisory Board (Restructuring fund) of the DGPA & TATO' Investment Fund.

 

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Elisabetta Oliveri

Elisabetta Oliveri

Independent director

She was born in Varazze (SV) in 1963.
She graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering at the University of Genua.
She has been in office at management level in international companies.
She has been first General Manager and then CEO of Sirti S.p.A.
From 2011 to 2014 she was a Director of ATM - Azienda Trasporti Milanesi S. p. A.  and from 2012 to 2016 she was Director of Eutelsat S.A.
She is Chief Executive Officer of Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. Group.
She is Director of L'Espresso S.p.A. Group, Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. and SAGAT S.p.A.
She is Chairman and founder of the "Fondazione Furio Solinas Onlus"
She is Cavaliere al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.

 

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Alessandro Tonetti

Alessandro Tonetti

Non-executive director

Born in Ronciglione (VT) in 1977.
 

He is Chief Legal Officer of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A.
A cum laude graduate in Law, he won two one-year scholarships for specialization courses in Administrative Sciences, with particular reference to Economic Public Law under the direction of Professor Sabino Cassese. Subsequently, he obtained a PhD in Administrative Law and Organization and Functioning of the Public Administration at the Sapienza University in Rome and a postgraduate specialization diploma in European Public Law at the Academy of European Public Law of the Kapodistrian University of Athens, with an in-depth examination on the subject of competition and state aid. He also qualified to practice law.
From June 2013 to February 2016, he was a member of the “Nucleo tecnico per il coordinamento della politica economica” (Technical Team for coordination of economic policy) in support of the Prime Minister' office and then since March 2014 he has held the position of deputy Head of Cabinet of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. As representative for the Ministry of Economy and Finance he was a member of the “Gruppo di coordinamento per l’attuazione della disciplina dei poteri speciali sugli assetti societari" (Coordination group for the implementation of regulations on special powers on share ownership) operating at the Prime Minister’s office. In the past, he has held managerial and executive roles at the Prime Minister's Office and was a member of the "Nucleo di consulenza per la regolazione dei servizi pubblici" (Advisory Team for public service regulation), as well as of the Technical Secretariat of the National Management Committee for economic programming, also operating at the Prime Minister's office, in support of the activity of the Inter-ministerial Committee for economic programming.
He teaches a Master’s degree course in Administrative Law at the "Roma Tre" University. In the past, he taught a course in Business Administration Discipline at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tuscia and was a contract Professor of Public Finance Law at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples. He has also given lessons at the School of Public Administration and the School of Economics and Finance. Author of various articles and essays in major law journals on administrative national and European law and on Economic Public law.
He is also member of the Board of Directors of Enav S.p.A.
 

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Carlo Malacarne, Marco Alverà, Monica De Virgiliis, Yunpeng He, Lucia Morselli and Alessandro Tonetti were appointed from the list presented by shareholder CDP RETI SpA.

Sabrina Bruno, Francesco Gori and Elisabetta Oliveri were appointed from the list jointly presented by Institutional Investors.

The members of the Board of Directors carry out their work at the company's legal offices in San Donato Milanese (MI), Piazza Santa Barbara, 7.

At its meeting on 27 April 2016, the board confirmed Marco Reggiani, General Counsel, Compliance and Corporate Affairs, in the role of Secretary of the Board.

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