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2. Board of Directors

Board of directors (Photo)


The biography of each director can be consulted on the Company’s website (http://www.snam.it/en/Governance/Social_bodies/board_directors/).

Below is a brief overview.

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi (Portrait)

Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Born in Florence in 1956, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven with a degree in Economics in 1978, and two years later earned a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Southern California and a degree in Political Sciences from the University of Bologna. In 1988 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Chicago. He has been Chairman of SACE S.p.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank, Finmeccanica and MTS S.p.A. Between June 2005 and November 2011 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the European Central Bank. Since 1 October 2013 he has been a non-executive director of Morgan Stanley International. He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Lorenzo Bini Smaghi is also a member of the “A-List” (a group of commentators for the Financial Times) and is Chairman of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation in Florence. He is President of the University of Chicago Alumni Italian Chapter. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Snam Rete Gas S.p.A. between 1 January 2012 and 26 November 2012. Since 15 October 2012 he has been Chairman of Snam.

Carlo Malacarne (Portrait)

Carlo Malacarne

Born in Pavia in 1953, Carlo Malacarne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering and, after a brief period at Selecontrol, began his career at Snam S.p.A. in the gas transportation department. Subsequently, as Telecommunications and Process Systems Director, he assisted the Eni Group in meeting its objective to reorganise its telecommunications systems. In March 1998, he was appointed Constructions Manager, tasked with ensuring that investments both in Italy and abroad were executed properly. In July 1999 he was appointed Network Management Director for Italy. After the incorporation of Snam Rete Gas S.p.A., in July 2001 he was appointed General Manager of Company Operating Activities and Chairman of the Board of Directors of GNL Italia S.p.A. Since 26 November 2012 he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Snam Rete Gas S.p.A. In November 2013 he was appointed Chairman of Confindustria Energia. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Snam since May 2006.

Sabrina Bruno (Portrait)

Sabrina Bruno

Born in Cosenza in 1965, Sabrina Bruno has been an Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Calabria since 2002.

She obtained the national enabling as full Professor of Comparative Law in 2013. She has been a contract lecturer in Business and Company Law at LUISS G. Carli in Rome since 2006. She was a researcher in commercial law at the University of Calabria from 1993 to 2001. She has been a 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 completed a research doctorate in comparative private law and European Community law at the University of Florence in 1995. Completed a three-year Master of Letters (M.Litt.) degree course at Oxford University in 1994. Graduated with honours in Law at LUISS G. Carli in 1987. Independent non-executive director and Chairman of the Control and Risk Committee of Banca Profilo S.p.A. since 2012. Standing auditor of Telecom Italia S.p.A. in 2012. 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.

Alberto Clô (Portrait)

Alberto Clô

Born in Bologna in 1947. Clô is full professor of Applied Economics at the University of Bologna. Director in charge of Energia magazine and a member of the scientific committee for national and international inspections. He was Minister for Industry and Foreign Trade in the Dini government and Chairman of the EU Council of Ministers of Industry and Energy in the first half of 1996. He is currently an independent director of Atlantia and De Longhi.

Francesco Gori (Portrait)

Francesco Gori

Born in Florence on 15 May 1952, Francesco Gori after earning a high-school diploma from a Classical Lyceum in Italy graduated in Economics and Commerce with the highest grade and honours from the University of Florence. He joined Pirelli in 1978, where, after gaining a range of experience in Italy and abroad, he was appointed Managing Director of the Pneumatics division in 2001, CEO of Pirelli Tyre in 2006 and, in 2009, Managing Director of Pirelli & C. From 2006 to 2011, for two consecutive terms, he was elected Chairman of ETRMA, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association. In 2012, he decided to leave the Pirelli group.

Roberta Melfa (Portrait)

Roberta Melfa

Born in Rome in 1962, Roberta Melfa graduated cum laude from the Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in Law in the 1986/1987 academic year. She qualified as a lawyer in 1990 and is currently Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs and Compliance at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Andrea Novelli (Portrait)

Andrea Novelli

Born in San Benedetto del Tronto (AP) in 1978, Andrea Novelli graduated cum laude from the Bocconi University in Milan with a degree in Business Economics in 2002. He has been an executive at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti S.p.A. since 2004 and since 2009 has held the positions of Head of the Administration, Planning and Control Department and Executive Responsible for preparing corporate accounting documents. He is the Financial Controller of the Supervisory Board of STMicroelectronics N.V.

Elisabetta Oliveri (Portrait)

Elisabetta Oliveri

Born in Varazze (SV) in 1963, Elisabetta Oliveri graduated cum laude from the University of Genoa with a degree in Electronic Engineering. She has held senior positions at a number of multinational companies. She was initially General Manager and then CEO of Sirti S.p.A. She is currently CEO and General Manager of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola S.p.A. and a member of the Board of Directors of ATM S.p.A, Gruppo L’Espresso S.p.A. and Eutelsat S.A. She is also the Chairman and founder of the Furio Solinas Onlus Foundation. She is a Knight of the Italian Republic.

Pia Saraceno (Portrait)

Pia Saraceno

Born in Morbegno (SO) in 1945, Pia Saraceno earned a degree in Economics from Bocconi, before undertaking a Master’s in Development Economics at Cambridge University (UK). After a period spent working at Montedison, she joined IRS in 1976 and became director in 1980, taking over as chairman from 1998 to 2000. She was CEO of REF from 2000 to 2011 and now serves as the Chairman of REF-E, following its establishment in 2012. She has also carried out research on macroeconomic analysis and sponsored and advised on research into federalism and industry. In 1999, she set up Osservatorio Energia and began to promote further research into the liberalisation of the energy sector and environmental issues, which in recent years have become her major areas of interest. She also has an academic career: since 2011 she has taught Energy Economics and the Management of Environmental Assets on the Master’s course in Economics & Management run by the Catholic University of Milan.

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