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At the Snam shareholders’ meeting held on April, 2 2019 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 2021 financial statements. The majority of directors is independent according to Italian law and Corporate Governance Code (five out of nine). The Chairman is independent pursuant to the Italian Consolidated Law on Finance. Three of the nine members are female, according to 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:

Luca Dal Fabbro

Luca Dal Fabbro

Independent director and chairman

Luca Dal Fabbro (Milan, 1966) is the Chairman of Snam, Europe’s leading natural gas utility, a position that he has held since April 2019.

He is also Vice President of the Circular Economy Network, a project to promote the development of the circular economy in Italy, and co-Founder of the European Association OCCE (Organization for Climate and Circular Economy) in Brussels.

He is General Manager of INSO, an engineering and construction company, and contract professor at MBA LUISS University in Rome. Dal Fabbro is also on the advisory board of Aspen Friends Association.

He boasts an extensive international managerial experience in leading energy and industrial companies: he was previously CEO of Enel Energia SpA and E.On Italia SpA, and manager of Techint and Procter & Gamble. As Chairman, he successfully listed the advanced energy storage company Electro Power Systems S.A. on Euronext Paris. Until March 2019 he served as an independent board member of Terna for five years.

He holds a BSc and an MSc in Engineering at I University of Rome and a Postgraduate degree in International Politics at ULB Centre d'Etudes des Relations Internationales & Stratégiques in Brussels; he also studied advanced management at M.I.T. Sloan School in Boston.

He wrote and published in Italy in 2017 the book “L’Economia del Girotondo” on the challenges of Climate Change and the Circular Economy.
 

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Laura Cavatorta

Laura Cavatorta

Independent director

Born in Treviso in 1964. 

Graduated in Sociology with full marks.

She acquired over twenty years of managerial experience in air transport, with roles of increasing responsibility in the Alitalia Group from 1995 to 2017. She has held positions of operational responsibility with a workforce of 3,000-5,000. She has acquired specific expertise on the phases of restructuring, mergers, acquisitions and receivership, and on impacts, including process re-engineering and HR dynamics, acquiring particular consciousness of the many dimensions involved in each corporate “change”.

AICAS member – Italian Association of Directors and Statutory Auditors.

She has attended courses for Directors with Assogestioni and Valore D.

She has a keen interest in corporate governance, and in particular has examined ESG matters and the various expressions through which to substantialise an approach aimed at sustainable development over time. She is an active follower of the B Corp movement, committed to disseminating a paradigm of sustainable business, able to develop profits while impacting positively on society and the environment.

EWDM member – European Women’s Development Management, N4I member – Net4Impact, ITB Alumna
 

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Francesco Gori

Francesco Gori

Independent director

Francesco Gori was born in Florence on 15 May 1952.  
 

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 an executive in 1984 and where, after various assignments in commercial, marketing and M&A roles in Italy and abroad, he was appointed General Manager of the Tyre Division in 2001, Chief Executive Officer of Pirelli Tyre Spa in 2006 and, in 2009, also General Manager of Pirelli & C. During his 10 years tenure Pirelli Tyre doubled its revenues and from a cash burning, one digit Ebitda became a cask positive, high teens Ebitda company thanks to the execution of a premium strategy which translated into a higher top and bottom line growth than its peers, culminating with the entry in F1 as a sole supplier in 2010.
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 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 where he currently is a Senior Advisor.
From 2015 he is a non-executive director on the Supervisory and Management boards of Apollo Tyres Ltd, a leading company in the sector and listed in India.
In 2016 he became Chairman of Benetton Group Srl for two years. He was appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of Prysmian Group S.p.A on September 18th, 2018.

From March 26th, 2013 He is member of the Board of Snam.
 
 

 

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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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Antonio Marano

Antonio Marano

Independent director

Born in Villach (Austria) in 1960. 

Graduated in Law with honours at the University of Bologna.

He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Partners 4 Energy S.r.l., an independent financial advisory company focusing on infrastructures and renewable energies. He provides financial institutions and companies with strategic support in these areas, in relation to mergers and acquisitions, loans and fundraising. He is a board member of Concessioni Autostradali Lombarde S.p.A and Chairman of Aeroporto FVG S.p.A.

In 1998, after working in managerial roles at finance companies, he became General Manager for Italy of Commerzbank AG and later, in 2003, Director for Development at Autostrade S.p.A.. In 2007, after working in the role of Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Scala Capital S.p.A., he became Head of the “Public Sector FIG & Intrastructures Italia” department of Unicredit corporate banking. 
 

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Francesca Pace

Francesca Pace

Independent director

Born in Rome in 1961. 

Graduated in Law with honours from “La Sapienza” University in Rome.

Listed on the Register of Judicial Administrators- Experts in Corporate Management section, and on the Register of Court of Cassation Lawyers.

She has worked in academia as a professor of civil law

She has been an independent director of Cassa di Risparmio di Orvieto since May 2018.

In addition to providing consultancy for commercial law, regulatory law, antitrust, M&A, restructuring, contract regulations and disputes, and her past roles as judicial commissioner and judicial receiver of some Italian companies, she has also been Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs at WIND Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. and member of the Board of Directors of Banca Tercas and Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A. 
 
 

 

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Rita Rolli

Rita Rolli

Independent director

Born in Forlì in 1969.

Graduated in Law with honours from the University of Bologna.

She is a Court of Cassation lawyer and pursues her professional activity in the field of civil law, commercial and corporate law - both in court and out of court and in arbitration procedures - and bankruptcy law (Studio Galgano).

She teaches as a Full Professor of Private Law on the Master’s degree programme in Law in the Department of Law at the University of Bologna.

She offers advice to leading companies in Italy, including ones listed on the Italian stock exchange, with reference to Corporate Governance and relations with CONSOB, national and international contract regulations, and legal assistance and consultancy in extraordinary corporate transactions.

She is an Independent Director and Chair of the Control, Risk and Related Party Committees of IMA S.p.A and Independent Director and Chair of the Appointments and Compensation and Related Party Committees as well as member of the Control and Risk Committee of Trevifin S.p.A.

She has written many publications and legal monographs and contributes to the compilation of prestigious legal journals.

 

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Alessandro Tonetti

Alessandro Tonetti

Non-executive director

Alessandro Tonetti (1977) is Vice General Manager and 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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Luca Dal Fabbro, Marco Alverà, Antonio Marano, Yunpeng He, Francesca Pace and Alessandro Tonetti were appointed from the list presented by shareholder CDP RETI SpA.

Laura Cavatorta, Francesco Gori and Rita Rolli 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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