Giuliano Zuccoli was born in Morbegno (province of Sondrio) on April 12, 1943. He graduated with a Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Milan Polytechnic in 1968. He is a member of the Board of Engineers of the Province of Sondrio.
- He began his professional career at the Falck Group, a steel producer, assuming ever greater responsibilities until, in 1990, he was named General Manager of Falck Nastri.
- In 1985, he was appointed General Manager of “Società Nordelettrica Spa Sondel,” a company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, where he was later appointed Chief Executive Officer.
- In December 1996, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Milan’s AEM Spa. In September 1997, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AEM Spa and was named Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 1999.
- From March 2002 to July 2006, he served as Chairman of Edipower Spa.
- In July 2000, he was named Chairman of Federelettrica. In October 2003, he was reelected Chairman of Federelettrica (renamed Federenergia in January 2004) and, from June 2005 to May 2008, served as Chairman of Federutility.
- From April 2003 to April 2010 he served on the Board of Directors of Società Aar e Ticino SA di Elettricità (ATEL), renamed ALPIQ in 2008.
Umberto Quadrino was born in Turin on May 15, 1946. He graduated with a Degree in Economics from Turin University in 1969.
- In 1970, after working at the research department of the Turin Manufacturers’ Association, he joined the Accounting and Finance Department of the Fiat Group.
- In 1976, he became an assistant to Cesare Romiti, Fiat’s Chief Executive Officer, serving in this position until 1980, when he was named Accounting and Control Manager of Fiat Spa.
- Beginning in 1982, he held management positions at the manufacturing divisions of the Fiat Group, serving first as Finance, Accounting and Control Manager and head of international operations at Iveco (Commercial Vehicles Division) and later, in 1987, as Chief Executive Officer of Gilardini (Industrial Components Division).
- In 1991, he was called back to the Group’s Parent Company, where he served as Executive Vice President with responsibility for coordinating the Group’s non-automotive divisions.
- In 1996, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of New Holland, Fiat’s agricultural and construction equipment division.
- At the end of 2000, he was again called back at Fiat and named Executive Vice President in charge of the following divisions: aviation (Fiat Avio), rolling stock and railways systems (Fiat Ferroviaria), engineering (Fiat Engineering), automotive components (Magneti Marelli), metallurgic products (Teksid), production systems (Comau), and the Fiat Research Center.
- In September 2001, following the takeover of Montedison by Italenergia (in which Fiat held a major equity interest), he was appointed Chairman both of Montedison and Edison, which were later merged into one company.
- Currently, he is Edison’s Chief Executive Officer.
- He is also a Director of Transalpina di Energia Srl.
He was born in Sallanches, France, on April 23, 1954. He holds a Law Degree from “Sciences Po” University in Paris and is a fellow of the ENA Institute. He is married and has three children.
- He began his professional career at the Ministry of Finance, Department of Foreign Trade Relations.
- In 1984, he was named Advisor to the Industry and Trade Minister and, from 1985 to 1990, served as Advisor to the President of France, François Mitterand, for International Economic Affairs (bilateral and multilateral trade relations, EU and G7 meetings, establishment of BERD).
- Before joining EDF, he worked for nine years at the Vivendi Group, where he managed the International Department with responsibility for Central and Eastern Europe. In this capacity, he established, developed and headed Dalkia, currently an energy joint venture of Vivendi Environment (now Veolia) and EDF.
- He joined EDF in 2001, first as manager of the Group’s operations in the European Union and Switzerland and, in February 2002, as Director for Continental Europe (including Germany, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria and the countries in Eastern Europe).
- In the spring of 2005, he was appointed Director for Europe, with responsibility for managing and developing the investments of the EDF Sa Group in Germany, Italy, Benelux, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Central and Eastern Europe. He sits on the Boards of Directors of EnBW, SPE in Belgium, Alpiq Holding (of which he is also the Deputy Chairman), Transalpina di Energia and Edison.
Born in Niardo (BS) on July 18, 1953, a town of which he is still a resident today, he earned a bookkeeping diploma from the Technical Commercial Institute in Darfo B.T. (BS) in 1973.
- In 1973, he joined the Tassara Group, where he handled increasingly challenging assignments, rising to the post of Chief Operating Officer, which he held from September 2, 1997 to September 20, 2007, later becoming the Chief Executive Officer of Carlo Tassara Spa, the Group’s Parent Company.
- He also serves as Chairman or Chief Executive Officer of various subsidiaries and affiliates of Carlo Tassara Spa.
- He was a Director and served on the Strategy Committee of Edison Spa from October 2002 until November 2005.
- On March 11, 2008, he was appointed to the Managing Board of A2A Spa and was re-elected to this post in June 2009.
- In 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors of Hope Spa.
- In 2005, he was awarded the Star of Merit for Labor.
- In 2007, he was honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by the Entrepreneurs’ Association of Vallecamonica, Sebino, Valcavallina and Val di Scalve.
- Married with two children, he is actively involved in social issues, having served as Mayor of Niardo (BS) from 1993 to 2004.
Born in Brescia on June 21, 1964. Law Degree from the University of Pavia with a graduation grade of 110/110 with honors during the 1987/1988 academic year.
Academic and Professional Background
- Tenured professor of Private Law at the Law School of the University of Milan since September 10, 2003.
- Member of the management team of Rivista di Diritto Privato since 1995.
- Member of the editorial board of Rivista di Diritto Civile since 2002.
- Author of numerous publications (articles, publications and commentaries to court decisions), mainly in the areas of obligation law, contract law and banking and financial market laws, and of two books entitled “Contratti Regolamentari e Normativi,” Padua, Cedam, 1994, and “L’Oggetto della Transazione,” Milan, Giuffré, 1999. Editor of the books “L’Autonomia Privata e le Autorità Indipendenti. La Metamorfosi del contratto,” Bologna, Il Mulino, 2006, “Il Terzo Contratto,” Bologna, Il Mulino, 2008 and “Conciliazione Collettiva,” Milan, Giuffré.
- Founding partner of Studio Legale Pavesi-Gitti-Verzoni, established in Milan on December 27, 2002, which specializes in providing support, in court proceedings and in extrajudicial settings, in the areas of civil law, commercial law, corporate law and financial and banking market law.
Governance Posts Held
- Chairman of Boards of Directors of vehicle companies established in connection with receivables securitization programs (Lombarda 24 - 7 Finance Srl, Lombarda Lease Finance 3 Srl, Lombarda Lease Finance 4 Srl, UBI Finance 2 Srl and UBI Finance 3 Srl, subject to the oversight of the Bank of Italy), based in Brescia.
- Chairman of Metalcam Spa (a company of the Tassara Group) since March 2008, and Director of Ansaldo STS Spa and Sabaf Spa since April 2009.
Gian Maria Gros-Pietro
Gian Maria Gros Pietro was born in Turin on February 4, 1942. He is Professor of Economics at the LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome, Director of the University’s Economics and Business Sciences Department and has published numerous works on economic and industrial subjects.
- Chairman of Credito Piemontese, he also serves as an independent Director of Fiat and Credito Valtellinese, both publicly traded companies.
- He is a member of the Managing Board and Executive Committee of Confindustria and Chairman of Federtrasporto, the Italian federation of transportation companies that are members of Confindustria, and serves as Chairman of Agens, the Association of Italian Railway and Service Companies.
- From 1997 to 1999, he served as Chairman of IRI, was ENI’s Chairman from 1999 to 2002 and Chairman of Atlantia from 2002 to 2010. From 1974 and 1995, he managed CERIS, the most important economics institute within CNR.
- As an expert in industrial policy, he has worked on privatization projects, holding important positions on the Commissions overseeing divestments of government owned companies.
- He is a Director of the Consis and Cotec Foundations.
- He is Chairman of Nomisma’s Scientific Committee.
Marco Merler was born in Trent on June 23, 1965. High school education: Technical Commercial Institute of the Trent Archdiocese School. Graduation grade: 60/60. University education: Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Trent. Grade point average higher than 29/30. Graduation grade: 110/110 with honors. Dissertation title: Mathematical Models to Manage Interest Risk. Dissertation advisor: Prof. Luca Erzegovesi.
Academic and Professional Background
- Licensed to practice as a Certified Public Accountant by virtue of having passed the required exam at University of Trent during the first session in 1991.
- Listed in the Register of Independent Auditors.
- In 1989 and 1990, cooperated in the preparation of teaching materials and provided classroom support during courses taught by Prof. Luca Erzegovesi in collaboration with ASSOBAT – Associazione Operatori Bancari in Titoli, an association based in Milan and Florence.
- From 1991 to 1998, worked as an instructor in the context of post-graduate courses organized by several institutions and funded by the European Social Fund, mainly in the areas of management information technology and valuation of financial instruments.
- From 1992 to 1995, teacher of Banking Techniques to Fifth-level Classes of the Technical Commercial Institute of the Trent Archdiocese School and served on the high school graduation exam commission as school representative in 1994 and 1995.
- Served as practice instructor for the Financial and Currency Management course at the School of Economics of the University of Trent in the 1995/1996, 1996/1997, 1997/1998, 1999/2000 and 2000/1001 academic years and for the Corporate Economics course in the 1999/2000 academic year.
- Contract professor for the Securities Market Economics course at the School of Economics of the University of Trent in the 1996/1997 academic year.
- Following the work done in connection with his degree dissertation, he collaborated in the design and implementation of a result assessment and financial planning IT system for Mediocredito del Trentino Alto-Adige. Work in this area continued with assignments for software companies in connection with the development of Windows-based packages for the valuation of treasury securities and derivatives.
- Other assignments included collaborating with and providing consulting support to small and medium-size businesses in the areas of currency and company management systems, financial management systems and management reporting in general.
- Partner in and joint owner of (with family members) a company in the floricultural and produce businesses.
Governance Posts Held
- Director of Autostrada del Brennero Spa from December 1998 until May 2004.
- Director of Aeroporto Caproni Spa since May 1999 - Deputy Chairman from May 2000 to September 2001.
- Director of Infostrutture del Trentino since June 2000 and, following a merger, Director of Alpikom until December 2009.
- Director of Trentino Servizi Spa since September 2001 and Chief Executive Officer with full operational authority from June 2004 until the company’s merger with Dolomiti Energia in March 2009.
- Director of SET Distribuzione Spa from 2005 until March 2009.
- Chairman of Trenta Spa since 2005 and Chief Executive Officer since March 2009.
- Chief Executive Officer of Dolomiti Energia Spa since March 2009.
- Chairman of Multiutility Spa since October 2009.
- Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of ISA Spa since May 1999.
- Member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Delmi Spa from 2005 to 2008.
- Councilman of the City of Trent from 1995 to 1999 and, from October 1998 to June 1, 1999, Commissioner of Public Works, Traffic and Municipal Assets.
Born in Lavelanet, France, on May 13, 1969. Degree from ESSEC (Graduate School of Economic and Commercial Sciences). He currently serves as EDF’s Group Senior Executive Vice President, Finance.
- In 1991, he began his professional career at the Arthur Andersen auditing firm.
- In 1995, he joined the M&A Department of the Lazard Frères bank, where he worked on Veolia’s major financial and strategic transactions including, in particular, the restructuring of the share capital and the EDF/Dalkia merger.
- In 2008, working in London, he was assigned responsibility for the strategic partnership between Lazard and the Apollo U.S. investment fund.
- In January 2009, he was named Deputy General Manager in charge of Finance of Veolia Environnement and joined the Group’s Executive Committee. In this capacity, he focused on reducing debt levels, specifically through a divestment program. In addition, he worked with Caisse des Dépôts to merge their respective subsidiaries Transdev and Veolia Transport and create a world leader in the area of public transportation and sustainable mobility.
- In 2008, together with the three-time boxing world champion Christophe Tiozzo, he founded the “Christophe Tiozzo Academy,” whose mission is to foster the social and professional development of young people from “at risk” neighborhoods.
Born in Antibes, France, on June 29, 1949. MBA (Master of Business Administration) in 1971.
- In 1973, he joined Compagnie Générale des Eaux.
- In 1990, he was named President and General Manager of CGEA - Compagnie Générale d’Entreprises Automobiles, which includes the Group’s janitorial services and transportation activities.
- In 1991, he was appointed Manager of Compagnie Générale des Eaux, joining the Executive Committee in 1996 and becoming Adjunct General Manager in 1997.
- In 1999, he was named President of CGEA, Director and Executive General manager of Vivendi Water, President of Compagnie Générale des Eaux and Chief Executive Officer of Vivendi.
- In 2000. he was elected Chairman of the Executive Committee of Vivendi Environnement: Vivendi Water, Onyx, Connex, Dalkia.
- In 2003, he was appointed President and General Manager of Veolia Environnement.
- In November 2009, he was named Chairman of the Board of Directors of Veolia Environnement and President and General Manager of EDF.
- He is currently a Director of CNP Assurances, Natixis, Dassault Aviation and Veolia Environnement.
- In 2006, he was appointed Officer of the Légion d’Honneur and, in 2009, Commander of the National Order of Merit.
Renato Ravanelli was born in Milan in 1965. He holds a Degree in Business Administration from Università Cattolica of Milan.
- After a period of time spent at universities’ departments, where his research projects focused mainly on the utilities industry, he worked for four years in the economic research departments of financial institutions, first as a macro-economist and later as an industrial sectors analyst.
- In 1996, he joined AEM as manager of the Studies Department. Subsequently, he was appointed Manager of Strategic Group Planning and was later named Chief Financial Officer. At the AEM Group, he was also in charge of operations in the energy markets.
- In 2005, he was named Group Chief Financial Officer of Edison Spa and served in this capacity until July 2007.
- He is currently a member of the Managing Board and General Manager, Corporate and Market Area, of the A2A Group.
- In 2010, he was appointed as an Independent Member to the Investment Committee of the InfraMed Infrastructural Fund.
Born in Brescia on June 25, 1951, he is married with three children. Graduated from Milan’s Politecnico University in 1975 with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. Was licensed to practice as a professional engineer in 1976.
- 1976-1981 - Ocean Spa Group: Production Quality Manager (1976-1977); Product Manager for the European and U.S. markets (1977-1980); Deputy Director for product design and relations with major customers (1980-1981); member of the ANIE international certification commission and of similar commissions for Europe (BSI, VDE, AFNOR and Kema) and the United States (UL).
- 1981-2007 - ASM Spa, now A2A: Manager of the Organizational Development and Training Department (1981-1984); Project Manager of the Sintesi Spa project (1984-1987); Head of Personnel Recruitment, Training and Development (1987-1992); Head of Management Control, Economic Analysis, Organization and Quality (1993-1995); Manager of the Personnel Department (1996-1999); Director of the Corporate Function (2000-2007) and, since 2002, Deputy General Manager.
- Since December 1, 2009 he has been a member of FederUtility’s Managing Board and Chairman of FederUtility’s Network Energy Commission.
- He is currently General Manager for the Technical-Operational Area of the A2A Group, serves on the Managing Board of A2A and is a Director of several A2A investee companies.
Was born in Marostica (VI) on April 7, 1964. He graduated from the L. Bocconi University, in Milan, with a Degree in Business Economics and holds a Diploma from the Italian Academy of Business Economics.
Academic and Professional Background
- Since July 2010, General Manager of Iren Spa.
- Since July 2010, Chief Executive Officer of Iren Ambiente Spa.
- Since July 2010, Chief Executive Officer of Iren Emilia Spa.
- Since July 2008, Chief Executive Officer of Sinergie Italiane Srl.
- In May 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Enìa Spa and, in this capacity, managed the merger of Enìa Spa and Iride Spa.
- From 1996 to 2008 he served as General Manager or Central Manager in various entities of the public administration. More specifically:
- General Manager of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (since January 2004);
- General Manager of the City of Gorizia (since October 2002);
- Central Manager of the City of Milan (since September 2001);
- General Manager of the City of Trieste (since September 1996).
- Since 1989 is has been a professor at the Business Management School of the L. Bocconi University, in Milan.
- From 1989 to 1996 he was a contract professor of Public Administration Economics at the L. Bocconi University, in Milan.
- He has contributed to numerous research projects and served as coordinator in organizational and management rationalization projects, the most recent of which included: the reorganization of the Italian National Highway Administration (formerly ANAS); restructuring of the organization and of the accounting systems required by Decree law No. 77, integrated with the management control system, for numerous municipal administrations.
- As an expert in Project Finance, he collaborated in the definition of the Emster Project for the Brandenburg Land.
- He handled numerous assignments outside Italy, including serving as an assistant to the Director of the Organization Sector of the Senatus für Inneres of the West Berlin Land and the Transportation Sector (BVG - Berliner Verkehergesellschaft) from June to October 1989, and as a teacher at New York University from September 1992 to September 1993.
Gérard Wolf was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 4, 1954. He is an Agricultural Engineer and a graduate of the INA (National Institute of Agriculture) and the “Institut d’Etudes Politiques” (Institute for Political Studies) in Paris. He is married and has one daughter.
- He joined EDF in 1998, serving as Executive Coordinator for the CEO’s office until March 2000, when he was appointed Executive Vice President for Group Coordination (2001-2002) and Executive Vice President for the Group’s business networks (2003-2004). From November 2004 until 2005, he was in charge of Group Development and Major Projects for the EDF Group.
- Since March 2006, he serves as Senior Executive Vice President of the EDF Group with responsibility for international operations.
- Between 1986 and 1998, before joining EDF, Gérard Wolf served in various positions at the Ministry of Internal Affairs in various regions. Concurrently with these assignments, he served on the staff of the Minister of Defense, handling relations with defense contractors.
- Between 1984 and 1986, he was a member of various teams at the Department of Overseas Territories, in Paris and Nouméa. He speaks four languages and manages several sports associations.