Management

Board of directors defines the policy which is then carried out by the chief executive officer, or CEO. The current Board of directors has been appointed on 16th May 2022 and will stay in office until 2024 financial statements' approval

MANAGEMENT

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LORENZA FRANCA  FRANZINO  – CHAIRPERSON

Lorenza Franca Franzino is the President of the Ansaldo Energia Group.

A chemical engineer, she spent the first 20 years of her career at Olivetti, where she managed several industrial operations.

From 2009 to 2014 she held various executive positions in Ansaldo Breda, now Hitachi, where she was Director of Railways and High Speed Trains Business Unit.

She then held top positions in the private industry sector and was member of the board of directors in several Italian companies.

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GIUSEPPE MARINO - CEO & GENERAL MANAGER

Giuseppe Marino, graduated in Mechanical Engineering, has to his credit a long international career, first in the automotive and security technologies sector and later in the railway industry. He worked first in England, for five years, at Iveco Ford Truck; then in Spain, for three years, at Iveco Pegaso. In 1997, he came back to Italy as Director of the Iveco Transmission and Engines plant in Turin; in 2003 he followed the integration of the German company Iveco Magirus Fire-Fighting, then becoming Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Iveco Special Vehicles. After, he served as Vice President of Europe Operations of the American multinational Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.

In 2009 he joined the railway company Ansaldo Breda, now Hitachi Rail Italy, where he managed its relaunch and became Vice President and COO. Since 2015 he has also been member of the board of directors of Hitachi Rail USA. In February 2015, after the sale from Finmeccanica, he took care of the company integration into the Japanese multinational Hitachi. In 2018 he was promoted as Group COO of Hitachi Rail Rolling Stock and took over the operational responsibility for all Hitachi's global rolling stock activities, with the aim of setting up an integrated group from Japan to the United States capable of competing on a global scale. In 2019 he was appointed Corporate Officer of Hitachi Ltd. Tokyo. 

The entry into Ansaldo Energia: in October 2019 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Ansaldo Energia Spa, a company owned by Cdp Equity and Shanghai Electric

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MARCO GRILLO - DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER, HR,  SUSTAINABILITY  AND GOVERNANCE SYSTEMS

Marco Grillo, graduated in Letters, began his professional career at Piaggio Aerospace in 2000, where he remained for seven years, holding positions of responsibility in the field of human resources. 

He joined Fincantieri Spa at the end of 2007 as Personnel Manager of the Muggiano Plant. In his long experience at the multinational shipbuilding group, he grew up in several roles to hold the position of Head of Industrial Relations and Litigation of the Group and Head of Personnel of the Military Area Division. 

At the beginning of 2020, he joined Ansaldo Energia as Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Organization. Now is the Deputy General Manager and HR, Sustainability and Governance Systems.


STEFANO GIANATTI -  EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT POWER BUSINESS

Stefano Gianatti is currently Ansaldo Energia's Executive Vice President Power Business. Stefano and his diverse team are responsible for delivering a multi-OEM platform portfolio of service solutions leveraging advanced technologies that satisfy their customer's needs.  Prior to Ansaldo, Stefano worked for GE Oil & Gas in Italy for 12 years, accepting roles of increasing responsibilities before becoming the General Manager of their European Operations.  

In 2005, he joined Ansaldo Energia first as the Commercial Director of Service, then VP of Sales & Marketing and in 2011, promoted to Senior VP of Service.  In 2016, with the acquisition and integration of Alstom Power's divested assets, Stefano was appointed to his current position.

Stefano received his Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and his Master's degree in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) from Cefriel – Politecnico di Milano.

STEFANO SANTINELLI – CHIEF OF INTERNATIONAL & PUBLIC AFFAIRS 

Graduated in Electronic Engineering, he served in the Italian Air Force as technical officer.

Later, he joined the Finmeccanica Group, operating in its International Area, for which he participated in the Joint Government Program at the headquarters of the European Consortium in London Gatwick, for the construction of European FREMM class frigates.

Back in Italy, his professional experience continued at ENEL. Here, he covered the role of International Area Manager of Enel Italia, mainly dealing with European relations.

He further enriched his professional profile within the institutions, entering the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and holding important positions both nationally and internationally, as Italian NATO representative for the Cybersecurity sector.

DANIELA GENTILE - ANSALDO GREEN TECH CEO & ANSALDO ENERGIA CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER

Daniela Gentile is the CEO of  Ansaldo Green Tech and the Chief  Innovation Officer of Ansaldo Energia. 

Graduated in Chemical Engineering, she began her career in Ansaldo as process engineer of fluid systems for Nuclear Power Plants.

She joined Ansaldo Energia in 1999, taking responsibility of the Procurement Marketing. After another experience as Director of Project Management Department for Power Plants and New Units, she was appointed head of Ansaldo Energia Innovation and Product Development and in 2014 CEO of ASEN, the R&D company belonging to Ansaldo Energia. Then, she became Senior Vice President for Innovation and Quality.

In 2021, she has been appointed CEO of Ansaldo Green Tech, the group's new division, which, together with Ansaldo Energia, will operate in the field of energy transition with renewable sources and innovative solutions. She is also Chief Innovation Officer in Ansaldo Energia, responsible to drive the business development strategies, scout and assess technologies and products to improve the Company portfolio.


ANDREA BALZARINI - CHIEF FINANCE AND BUSINESS OFFICER 

Andrea Balzarini, born in 1970, graduated in Economic and Social Disciplines at the University "L. Bocconi".

He worked in the Pirelli Group, with important experiences abroad, then in Telecom Italia where he was, from 2010 to 2017, head of the Group's Finance Department.

In the last 3 years, he has been Chief Financial Officer of Inwit Spa, where he worked on the establishment of the company and its listing on the Italian Stock Exchange; he also contributed to its rapid growth, until the realization of the merger with Vodafone Tower, also guiding the post-merger integration process.

He joined Ansaldo Energia at the beginning of 2021 with the role of Chief Finance and Business Officer.

CHIARA PIAGGIO - VICE PRESIDENT LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND RISK MANAGEMENT 

Chiara Piaggio graduated in Law in 1995 with full marks.

After a post-graduate training in Corporate Finance, Investment Banking, Initial Public Offerings and a working experience in Holland & Knight LLP both in New York, she started her professional career at Studio Legale Bonelli Erede Pappalardo in Genoa.

She joined Ansaldo Energia in 2002, beginning as an in-house legal supporting the top management in several activities: M&A, contracts, participation in tenders from the bidding phase to the negotiation and drafting phase of the contract, until the aspects related to the execution of the Agreement itself.

In 2008, she became Head of Corporate Office, with the task of managing the company's affairs and obligations, the activities in support of top management and the various bodies of Ansaldo Energia, the Group's subsidiaries and shareholders, ensuring the management of the related corporate obligations.

Her current position, achieved in 2016, is Vice President Legal & Corporate Affairs and Risk Management.

MARCO MARINI - SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Marco Marini is the Senior Vice President External Relations at Ansaldo Energia, leading company in the production of turbines and in the energy transition. The appointment was approved by the Company's Board on last July 21st on the proposal of the CEO, Giuseppe Marino. 

Born in 1977, graduated with honors in Institutional and Business Communication at the Rome University La Sapienza, professional journalist, married with two children. Marini began his career in 1999 working as a correspondent and author of several MEDIASET programs with Maurizio Costanzo. 

In 2008, after a short time at the ANSA multimedia editorial department, he joined the all- news television channel Sky Tg24, where in 2016 he was appointed deputy director. 


CLAUDIO NUCCI – ANSALDO NUCLEARE CEO

Claudio Nucci born in Arezzo in 1956, graduated in nuclear engineering at Pisa University. Working in power generation sector from 1982, starting from nuclear sector in Nira SpA (Ansaldo Group). 

From 1988 in Ansaldo SpA Project Manager for conventional power generation projects in China. From 1989 to 1995, in  Ansaldo Industria and in Ansaldo Industria of America Inc.,  Engineering, Development, Procurement and Proposal Coordinator as well as Project Manager for  Cogeneration Gas Turbine Combined Cycle Projects in USA. 

In 1995 Manager of Cost Estimating, Planning and Cost Control Department of the Cogeneration and Renewable Energy Business Unit in Ansaldo Industria. From 1995 to 1999 Manager of Projects for Cogeneration Combined Cycle and Waste to Energy Projects in Ansaldo Industria and Ansaldo Energia. 

In Ansaldo Energia from 1999 to 2002 as Project Management Director and from 2002 to 2004 Head of Project Management Department. From 2004 to 2016 General Manager in Ansaldo Energia. He is currently Ansaldo Nucleare CEO.