Appointments Committee

Francesco Gori

Francesco Gori - Chairman

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 executivein 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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Monica De Virgiliis

Monica de Virgiliis

Independent director

Born in Turin 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 and in the Supervisory Board of the French Geodis S.A. (SNCF Group) form June 2018.  

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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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Main duties

The Appointments Committee consults with and advises the Board of Directors on individual appointments. Duties include:

  • Proposing candidates for the position of director, if director places are vacated during the year, and to ensure compliance with the minimum number of independent director requirements and for the regulated quota on percentage of women on the board
  • Proposing candidates for the corporate bodies of Snam’s controlled companies included in the scope of consolidation and foreign strategic subsidiaries
  • Developing and proposing procedures for the annual self-evaluation of the board and its Committees, directives on limits and prohibitions for holding of multiple offices by board members, criteria for evaluating professionalism and independence of directors, to ensure directors are not involved in competitive activities, and report any concerns to the Board
  • reporting to the Board, at least once every six months, not later than the latest date for the approval of the annual and six-monthly financial report, on the activities which it has carried out, at the meeting specified by the Chairman of the Board of Directors; in any event, subsequently to its own meeting the Committee updates the Board of Directors in a communication, at the first available meeting, on the topics discussed and the comments, recommendations and opinions formulated therein.

Recent Activity

In 2018 the Appointments Committee met 6 times, with 94,5% of members present. Committee meetings were an average length of 38 minutes.

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