The Board of Directors in office consists in 9 members elected by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting held on 14th April 2021
Roberto Colaninno is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Piaggio & C. S.p.A., Chairman of IMMSI S.p.A. (the company that controls the Piaggio Group) and Chair of the Advisory Board of Piaggio Fast Forward, a company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).
After his early experience in Italian auto components maker Fiaam, of which he became Chief Executive Officer, in 1981 Mr Colaninno founded the Sogefi company in Mantua. Under his leadership, Sogefi expanded to become one of Italy’s primary auto components players and a stock-listed company. During this period, he held senior positions in a number of leading US and British automotive multinationals.
In September 1996, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Olivetti, at a time when the Ivrea-based company was experiencing a serious crisis. Thanks in part to international agreements, he rapidly restored Olivetti to health and transformed it into a telecommunication holding.
In February 1999, Mr Colaninno led Olivetti in a public tender offer for Telecom Italia worth more than €60 billion, the largest takeover bid ever made in Italy up to that time. Olivetti acquired approximately 51% of Telecom Italia and Mr Colaninno was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, as well as Chairman of TIM, holding these posts until July 31, 2001.
In September 1998, he established Omniaholding S.p.A., the family-owned financial company of which he is Chairman. In September 2002, Mr Colaninno joined other partners to form Omniainvest S.p.A., a holding in which Omniaholding currently owns the majority. In November 2002, through Omniaholding and Omniainvest, he acquired IMMSI S.p.A. (IMS.MI), a stock-listed real estate holding company. Beginning in February 2003, IMMSI also acquired shareholdings in industrial and services companies, notably control of the Piaggio Group (PIA.MI) and of the Intermarine Group. In 2008 the IMMSI Group was one of the founders of CAI (Compagnia Aerea Italiana), the company that acquired the Alitalia and Airone airlines.
Mr Colaninno has served as Chairman and a member of the Alitalia Board of Directors, as a director of Mediobanca, Capitalia and other financial entities, and as a member of the Confindustria Management Committee and the Confindustria Board.
In 2001, he was awarded an honorary degree in Business & Economics from the University of Lecce. In 2013, he was awarded an honorary master’s diploma in Management, Innovation & Services Engineering from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, a special-statute university in Pisa. In 2000, he was made a Cavaliere del Lavoro of the Italian Republic, and in 2014 he was made an Officer of the Legion d’Honneur.
Matteo Colaninno holds a degree in Business & Economics and has been a director of Piaggio since 2003 and Deputy Chairman since 2004.
He is a shareholder, deputy chair and CEO of Omniaholding, a director of Immsi and Omniainvest.
From 2008 to 2022, he was member of Italian Parliament, in three legislatures.
He was first elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 2008, as head of the electoral list in Milan. He was re-elected in 2013 and 2018.
He served as minister for economic development in the shadow government of the PD (Partito Democratico, Democratic Party), and as a director and head of economic policy in the national secretariat of the PD.
From 2019 to 2022 he was head of the Italia Viva group on the Chamber of Deputies’ European Union Policies Commission.
From 2005 to 2008 he was national chair of Confindustria young entrepreneurs.
From 2001 to 20 February 2008, he was deputy chair of Banca Popolare di Mantova.
Michele Colaninno was born on 23 November 1976 in Mantua. He holds a degree in Business & Economics from the Catholic University of Milan.
He is Chief Executive Officer of Omniaholding S.p.A., the company that controls Immsi S.p.A., an industrial holding listed on the Milan Stock Exchange (IMS.MI) with interests in finance, real estate and manufacturing, which reported 2021 turnover of more than 1.7 billion euro.
Michele Colaninno is Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Immsi Group, which controls the Piaggio Group and also holds investments in a number of important Italian industrial groups.
In the Piaggio Group, Michele Colaninno is a director, Chief Executive of global strategy, product, marketing and innovation, and founder and Chair of the US robotics company Piaggio Fast Forward.
In June 2022, he was appointed President of ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), the Brussels-based European motorcycle industry association to which all the world motorcycle and scooter manufacturers belong.
In 2017, Michele Colaninno delivered a lecture to the Harvard University I-Lab on the impact of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence on daily life, linking the new innovations to the Piaggio Group Design Thinking process.
Born in Mantua on 22 May 1975, she graduated with honours in 1999 in Law at the University of Parma, with a thesis on corporate law, with which she obtained a scholarship from the Enasarco Foundation.
She started her professional career in the same year at the Colombo and Associates law firm in Mantua, mainly focusing on bankruptcy law.
From 2001 to 2004 she continued her professional experience at the Genoese and Associates law firm in Mantua, focussing mainly on corporate law litigation.
In 2004 she joined the Legal and Corporate Department of Immsi S.p.A., the holding of over 40 operating companies in the real estate, industrial and naval sectors which, in particular, controls the Piaggio Group and the Intermarine Group.
In 2007 she became Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs of the same, mainly focussing on relations with supervisory and market management authorities, corporate governance and regulatory compliance issues regarding the holding company (relating to regulation of market abuse, regulation of transactions with related parties and corporate disclosures), as well as extraordinary transactions of the Immsi Group. She supports the activities of the Board of Directors and its internal committees, overseeing and managing corporate compliance and disclosures of the Immsi Group.
She does not hold offices in other companies.
Graduated in Law at the University of Pavia and in Science of Economic and Financial Safety at University Tor Vergata of Rome.
Accountant, tax consultant and legal auditor.
Teacher of Tributary Law and International Tributary Law at University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Professor at the Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze – “Ezio Vanoni” – Ministry of Economy and Finance – Department of Tributary Science.
He matured important experience as chairman, board member, member of the board of auditors and general manager of companies (banking, insurance, sim, sgr, financial, commercial and industrial) some of which listed on the Stock Exchange (Premafin Finanziaria; Fondiaria SAI; Milano Assicurazioni; Alleanza Assicurazioni; Stefanel; Gruppo Coin; Alerion; Ascopiave; Marcolin; Roncadin; Richard Ginori 1735; Industria e Innovazione, Indesit Company ecc.).
Current main assignments as board member: Alerion Clean Power (l), Stefanel (l), Industria e Innovazione (l), Veneto Banca, 21 Investimenti SGR, Fedrigoni, as well as statutory auditor of the following companies: Compagnia Aerea Italiana, Alitalia Loyalty, Alitalia Cityliner, Air One, Indesit Company, Eurostazioni, Fabrica, Hines Italia SGR, Quadrivio SGR and Istituto Europeo di Oncologia.
Other roles formerly fulfilled as statutory auditor: Coin, Oviesse, Upim, Ina Assitalia, Sasa Assicurazioni, Credit Agricole Vita, Novara Vita, BPM Vita, Diadora, Alitalia and Banca Sai.
1981-1985 Degree in Economics University of Siena
1987-1988 Master in Business Administration SDA Bocconi, Milan
1986-1987 Assistant to Managing Director Benetton UK Ltd, London
1/89-1/90 Zone Manager, Sales Ford Italia, Rome
2/90-6/90 Car Programs Coordinator, Marketing Ford Italia
7/90-3/91 District Manager, Sales Ford Italia
4/91-2/92 Director, Marketing Ford Italia
3/92-3/93 Director, Small Cars, Marketing Ford Europe, Brentwood (UK)
4/93-1/97 General Manager, Sales & Marketing Ford Italia
2/97-12/97 Managing Director Ford Italia
1/98-6/99 Director, Marketing Ford Britain, Brentwood (UK)
7/99-5/02 Chairman & Managing Director Ford Italia
6/02-12/06 Vice President, Sales & Marketing Toyota Motor Europe, Brussels
1/07-8/10 Senior Vice President, Product Planning & Communications, Logistics, Sales & Marketing Toyota Motor Europe
9/10-9/11 Chief Executive Officer, Fiat brand and Fiat Group Automobiles, Turin
Commercial Director, Fiat Group
2012- Senior Advisor FutureBrand, Milan
Consultant Grow srl, Rome
2018 CEO Cefla sc.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
CEO Cefla sc.
Senior Advisor, FutureBrand (Interpublic Group), Milan
Independent Consultant, Automotive sector, Rome
CEO, Fiat brand, FGA , Turin
P&L responsibility, Fiat brand (excl North, South America)
Head of Sales for all brands (Europe, Japan, Private Importers), Fleet, Owned Dealers
Member of the Board, FGA Capital (today FCA Bank)
Senior Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe, Brussels
Member of Executive Committee
Head of Sales & Marketing, Product Planning & Communications, Logistics
Member of the Board, Toyota France, Toyota Spain, Toyota Germany
Winner, Eurostars Award 2007, Automotive News Europe
2002-2006 Vice President, Toyota Motor Europe, Brussels
Head of Sales & Marketing, After Sales
Supervision of Toyota flagship store, Champs-Elysées, Paris
Member of Steering Committee, Global Knowledge Center, Torrance, CA (USA)
Chairman & Managing Director, Ford Italia, Rome
P&L responsibility of the Italian branch
Member of Global Marketing Board, Ford Motor Company
Winner, Manager of The Year, 2001, InterAuto News
Role of the Board
The Board has a central role in connection with corporate organisation and is responsible for the functions and strategic guidelines, as well as the verification of the existence of the necessary controls to monitor the performance of the Issuer and Group companies of which it is the Parent Company.
The Board has all powers for the management of the company and for this purpose can approve or execute all actions considered necessary or useful for the implementation of the objects of the company with the exception of those reserved by law and by the Articles of Association for the Shareholders' Meeting.
In addition, the Board examines and approves the strategic, industrial and financial plans of the Issuer and of the Group of which it is the Parent Company, the corporate governance system and the structure of the Group of which it is the Parent Company.
- The Company is administered by a Board of Directors comprising at least 7 and no more than 15 directors
- Board Directors are appointed by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting based on lists submitted by Shareholders
- The term of the office shall not exceed three financial years
Persons who have gained at least three years experience in the following may be appointed as directors of the company:
a) administration and supervision activities, i.e. senior management tasks in joint stock companies with share capital of at least two million EUR; or
b) professional activities or university teaching in legal, economic, financial and technical-scientific fields strictly related to Company operations; or
c) managerial functions with public bodies or the public administration sector operating in the credit, financial or insurance fields, or in any case in fields which are strictly related to the company operations.