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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. From April to September 2018 she was non executive director at Advam Partners S.g.r. 
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.

In more than twenty years of international career, she has accumulated various executive experiences across some key high technology sectors, combining operational and strategic leadership roles, and leading business model and value chain turnarounds in industries impacted by digitalization.
She started her career inn 1993 with Magneti Marelli as Production Engineer in the Electronics Division, based in Pavia. In 1996, she joined the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) with the mission to develop collaborations with Italian companies. Following a highly successful partnership with ST Microelectronics, she joined STM in 2001 as Business Development Manager in the Telecom Wireline Division based in Agrate Brianza (Italy). In 2003, she became the Strategic Alliances Director for the Advanced Technologies Group and moved to their headquarters in Geneva. In 2004, she became Group Vice President in charge of System and Business Development for the Wireless Group.
In 2006, she became General Manager of the Home Video Division and in 2007, in conjunction with the changing business model for wireless customers and the advent of smartphones, she became General Manager of the Wireless Multimedia Division (with a turnover of over one billion dollars) and successfully brought about a transformation of the product portfolio and business model. She played a key role in both the acquisition of NXP-Wireless and the establishment of a Joint Venture with Ericsson.
In 2010, she left ST-Ericsson and returned to STM, placing her business experience at the disposal of the corporate programmes – first as Group Vice President Organizational Development and then in the Corporate Strategy and Development Division.
In 2015, she joined Infineon Technologies as Vice President Industrial Microcontrollers at their offices in Munich and was able to turnaround the product line which she managed.
During 2017, she leads for Octo Telematics the integration of the newly acquired Mobility Solutions, operating services at that intersection of the sharing economy and the automotive technologies. 

She is currently Chief Strategy Officer of French national research institute Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) and she is driving a mission along the digital and energy transition. She is based in Paris.

She served on the Board of Directors of several start-ups during the years 2010-2014.
She has been on the Board of Directors for Prysmian S.p.A. since April 2015 and that of the Stevanato Group since February 2016.
  

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Francesco Gori

Francesco Gori

Independent director

Francesco Gori was born in Florence on 15 May 1952. 
 

After obtaining a Secondary School Humanities Diploma he graduated with honours in Business and Economics from the University of Florence, working at the same time first in a software company and then in the paper industry, again in Florence.
He joined Pirelli in 1978 where he was promoted as a manager in 1984 and where, after various experiences in commercial, marketing and managerial roles in Italy and abroad, he was appointed General Manager of the Pneumatics sector in 2001, Chief Executive Officer of Pirelli Tyre Spa in 2006 and, in 2009, also General Manager of Pirelli & C.
From 2006 to 2011 and for two consecutive terms he was elected president of ETRMA, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association.
In 2012 he decided to leave the Pirelli group.
In 2013 he joined the board of Snam Spa as an independent director and became Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee; he was re-elected in 2017 for the subsequent three-year period as Chairman of the Appointments Committee.
From 2013 to 2015 he was an Industrial Advisor of Malacalza Investimenti and, from 2014, Managing Director of the CCR (Corporate Credit Recovery) fund of Dea Capital Alternative Funds Sgr.
In 2015 he was appointed as a non-executive director on the Supervisory and Management boards of Apollo Tyres, a leading company in the sector and listed in India.
In 2016 he became Chairman of Benetton Group Srl for two years.
He is married and has two children.
 

 

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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., Italgas S.p.A. and IPTO S.A. (the TSO for the Hellenic Eletricity Trasmission System).

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., from 2012 to 2016 she was Director of Eutelsat S.A. and of Banca Farmafactoring S.p.A. until April 2018.
She is Chief Executive Officer of Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. Group.
She is Director of Gedi S.p.A., SAGAT S.p.A. and ERG 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

Alessandro Tonetti (1977) 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.
In December 2010 he became a senior executive at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. 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. In this latter period, 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 (since 2003) now at the “Roma Tre” University and a Master's in Economics and Development Policies at the LUISS Guido Carli University (since 2016). In the past, he was a contract professor of Business Administration Discipline at the University of Tuscia (2001-2002) and Media Law at the same university (2005-2010), and of Public Finance Law at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University (2014-2016). 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 a member of the Special Fund Management Committee of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Enav S.p.A. in the three year period 2014-2017 (during which time the Company was listed on the Stock Market) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Florence Academy of Fine Arts (2013-2016).
 
  
 

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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 25 July 2017, the board appointed Rozemaria Bala, Head Governance & Corporate Affairs of Snam, Secretary of the Board.

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