The Board of Directors in office consists in 9 members elected by the Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting held on 16th April 2018
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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 has been Deputy Chairman of the company since 2004 and a director since 2003.
He was born in Mantua on 16 October 1970, and is married with two children.
He has a degree in Economics & Commerce from Verona University.
He has been a member of the Italian Parliament since 2008.
He has served as shadow minister for Economic Growth for the PD (Partito Democratico, Democratic Party), and as head of Economic Policies in the PD National Secretariat.
He has served as national Chairman of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs, as director of Il Sole 24 Ore and Deputy Chairman of Confindustria.
He has also worked as Deputy Chairman of the European Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs.
He began his career in 1996 at the Sogefi Group and acquired significant professional experience as a member of the team that conducted the Olivetti public tender offer for Telecom Italia.
In 1999 he began working as an entrepreneur, handling the industrial and financial operations of the family holding, Omniaholding, of which he is Deputy Chairman and CEO. He is also a director of Immsi and Omniainvest. From 2001 to 2008 he was Deputy Chairman 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 with interests in finance, real estate and manufacturing through a series of equity investments, with turnover of more than 1.5 billion euro (in 2019).
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 member of the Piaggio & C. S.p.A. Board of Directors, with responsibility for strategic development, products, marketing and innovation, and a founder and Chair of Piaggio Fast Forward, the Group company headquartered in Boston, USA, which operates in robotics and develops innovative solutions for the mobility of the future.
In 2017 Michele Colaninno delivered a lecture at the Harvard University I-Lab on the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on daily life in which he linked the new innovations to the Piaggio Group’s Design Thinking process.
In addition to his positions as Chief Executive Officer of Omniainvest S.p.A. and Chair of the Board of ISM Investimenti S.p.A., Michele Colaninno is Vice President of ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles – the European motorcycle industry association), and a director on the boards of Intermarine S.p.A., RCN Finanziaria S.p.A., Is Molas S.p.A., Immsi Audit S.c.a.r.l..
From April 2010 to August 2016, he was Deputy Chair and a director of Banca Popolare di Mantova.
- Born in Naples, November 15th , 1942. Married with three children
- He attended the secondary school focusing on humanities, in Naples. 1964, Bachelor’s in Law, with honors.
- From 1965, he worked as an assistant professor in International Law, in the same University.
- Recipient of Von Humboldt Stiftung’s scholarship at the Max Planck Institut of Heidelberg for two years, 1967/68.
- Professor of International Law at the Law University of Messina from 1972 to 1976, at the Political Science University of Naples from 1976 to 1981 and at the Business University of Rome, La Sapienza, from 1982 to 1994.
- Director of the Postgraduate School of European Law at the University of Rome from 1984 to 1988.
- Professor of European Law at the Law School of the University of Naples since 1994.
- Member of the Counsel for Legal Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1987/88.
- Member of the scientific committee of: Italian Magazine of public community law , the law of the European Union , World Competition , studies on the European integration.
- Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Communities from 1988 to 1998
- President of the Antitrust Authority from 1998 to 2005
- On the 24th of April 2001 he was awarded as “Cavaliere della Gran Croce”.
- Honorary degree from the University of Paris II – Pantheon - 2004
- President of the Italian Association of the European Jurists
- Appointed judge of the Constitutional Court by the President of the Republic, on the 8th of November 2005 and elected President of the Court in the 2014.
- Emeritus President of the Constitutional Court from the 19th of November 2014.
- Lawyer entitled to the Higher Courts since 1972
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.
Maria Chiara Carrozza is Member of Italian Parliament, in the 'Camera dei Deputati', since February 2013.
Currently she is Member of the Committee of Foreign and European Affairs.
She is Professor of Industrial Bioengineering in the Biorobotics Institute at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa where she is leader of the Neuro-Robotics Research Area.
She was Minister of Education, University and Research from April 28, 2013 to February 22, 2014.
She was Rector of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy from 2007 to 2013.
Maria Chiara Carrozza was principal investigator and coordinator of several international research projects, fundedby the European Union (some relevant recent projects are: CYBERLEGs, WAY, CogLaboration, Nanobiotouch, Evryon, SmartHand, Nanobiotact, Neurobotics, RobotCub, CyberHand).
She holds several patents and is involved in activities of technology transfer in research and innovation projects. In this framework she is also partner and advisor of different start-up companies.
Maria Chiara Carrozza has teaching and research experience in several Institutions in Italy, Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, China.
She is also a member of the Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE-RAS) and of the Engineering in Medicine and Biology
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.
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.