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.
Alessandra Simonotto holds a degree in Law from Genoa University, and has a Master's in Business Administration from Turin University. Her professional career has mainly been with the Piaggio Group, holding positions of increasing responsibility in administration, finance and control, becoming the Administration and Financial Reporting Manager. She has been Manager in charge of Preparing the Company Accounts and Documents and Risk Officer for the Group, functionally reporting to the Board of Directors of the Parent Company. Since October 2019, she has been Chief Financial Officer of the Piaggio Group.
Graduated in Political Science, Mr. Di Maria began his professional career in 1994 with Nissan Italy holding several role in Marketing, Sales Planning and Sales Departments.
In 1998 he joined BMW Italy, de4veloping further significant experience in commercial area as Zone Manager first and then as Field Operating Manager.
He joined Fiat Group in 2002 where he held various positions with increasing responsibilities as Country Manager UK for Alfa Romeo brand, Europe Regional Director and Project Leader for China and US markets. In 2007 he joined Piaggio Group filling several positions with increasing responsibilities both in the 2 Wheelers and in the 3 – 4 Wheelers. From 2009 to 2013 he was Executive Vice President Sales & Marketing Piaggio Asia Pacific 2 Wheeler. In 2013 he was Executive Vice President Sales of API – IP till July 2014 when he rejoined Piaggio Group as Chairman and CEO Piaggio Group Americas.
Since December 2021 he has been appointed as Head of 2 Wheeler Italy, EMEA and America Market.
Giuseppe Amico graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Palermo, and completed a Masters in Innovation Management at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa.
He began his professional career at Piaggio Group in 1995 as Logistics Planning Manager, before moving into the role of Internet Services and Web Manager in 2000. He has been working in sales planning and logistics since 2006, starting out as Head of Commercial Planning and Distribution Logistics before progressing through various positions of increasing responsibility, until being appointed Head of Materials Management for the Group, a role he has held since 2009.
Carlo Coppola began his professional career in 1976 at Gilardini in the Whitehead Division (Underwater Defence Systems) with various roles in manufacturing and logistics. From 1990 to 1996 he was Manufacturing Manager in the Motofides Division of Magneti Marelli. In 1996 he joined the Piaggio Group as Manager of the traditional engines plant and, soon after, also of the Sferoidi engines plant.
He held roles of increasing responsibility within the Group and became Operations Manager in 2005, responsible for six plants. In November 2009 he was appointed Executive Vice President Manufacturing Technologies and EMEA Plants.
He became Executive Vice President Product Manufacturing in May 2022.
Andrea Evola graduated with a degree in electronic engineering from the University of Pisa before going on to work for Piaggio Group in the purchasing area both in Italy and abroad, gaining increasing responsibility.
He joined Piaggio Group in 2003 as a Senior buyer, before spending the years between 2008 to 2011 working abroad, first as Purchasing Manager Global Sourcing China-Taiwan-Vietnam and subsequently as Head of Global Sourcing India. He returned to Italy in April 2012, taking on roles of increasing responsibility until he was appointed Head of Purchasing for Materials and Components for Piaggio Group in June 2017.
He has been Head of Group Purchasing since November 2018.
Graduated in Economics, he began his professional career in 1993 at Multigram Srl, european television player, taking care of trading promotion of television programs and advertising, in particular among the East-Europe countries.
In 1995 he joined Benetton Group gaining significant experiences in sales area as Area Manager Middle East and Africa.
In 2005 he joined Beretta Company where he held various positions with increasing responsibilities like Export Manager, VP Civil Sales and Civil Sales Director.
In 2008 he joined Piaggio Group as Head of 2W Domestic Europe.
In October 2014 he was appointed Head of 2W Domestic Europe, Emerging Markets and Importers.
Starting from April 2017 he has been appointed Head of Asia Pacific 2W and of China.
Diego Graffi,graduated in Mechanical Engineering, from 2000 has worked in Fiat Group purchasing field, eventually appointed Commodity Manager. In 2005 he joined Moto Guzzi S.p.A. as Head of Purchasing. In 2006 he joined Piaggio Group as Head of Vehicles Purchasing with increasing responsibility till he became Head of Group Materials and Components Purchasing.
From June 2017 he has been appointed CEO of Piaggio Vehicles Pvt Ltd.
Legal and Tax
Fabio Grimaldi holds a degree in Economics from the University of Bari and has a Master’s in Tax Law from “Il Sole24Ore” and following is qualified to practise as a Chartered Accountant and Statutory Auditor.
He began his career at major international tax firms before joining the multinational chemical-pharmaceutical Group Zambon in 2004, where he held positions of increasing responsibility, becoming Group Tax Supervisor within holding of the Group.
He subsequently held similar roles at L’Oréal Italia S.p.A. and at AstraZeneca S.p.A., where he was Head of Tax & Statutory Reporting.
In 2016, he joined the Piaggio Group as Head of Tax and became Head of Legal & Tax in November 2020.
Within the Group he has been appointed Compliance Officer and member of its Supervisory Body by the Board of Directors of the Parent Company.
Raffaele Lupotto holds a degree in Economics from Cattolica University, Milan, and has a Master's in Business Administration from CUOA Business School, Vicenza. He completed also some courses in finance and strategy at Harvard Business School. He began his professional career in finance, holding positions of increasing responsibility, first with Renault Italia, then with the bank BNL BNP Paribas and later becoming Financial & Controlling Manager for SAVE S.p.A., a company in the retail & food and beverage sector. In 2007 he joined the Italcementi Group, becoming Head of Investor Relations at Ciments Français. Since 2011 he has been Head of Investor Relations for the Piaggio Group.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Economics (1995 - University of Bari).
Between 1999 and 2005, he has worked at the European Parliament as Advisor of a Member.
He has been member of the Italian “Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti” since 2004 and he has worked as EU correspondent in Brussels for different media.
From 2005 to 2016 he was the Director for Communications at the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR), association which brings together some 150 European coastal regions.
Before joining Piaggio Enrico Maria Mayrhofer had worked for five years as Head of the Representation of Tuscany to the European Union.
At the Piaggio Group, he has been working as Head of Regulatory Affairs since April 2021.
Graduated in Law from the University of Pisa in 1995, he began his career in the pharmaceutical industry.
From 1996 to 2000, he was an officer at Unione Industriale Pisana - Confindustria operating in the HR Services area with tasks encompassing labour relations, training, organizational consultancy and human resources management.
In 2000 he joined Marconi Communications S.p.A. (Marconi PLC Group) and filled several positions with increasing responsibilities until 2005 in HR Function. When the Marconi Group was acquired by Ericsson in 2005, he began his experience with the Swedish multinational and was eventually appointed Head of Human Resources for the Opto Division with units and plants in Italy and in the United Kingdom and Head of HR for Marconi Sud S.p.A..
In 2009 he joined Piaggio Group as Executive Vice President Human Resources.
Graduated in Public Relations and Advertising at International University of Languages & Media (I.U.L.M.) of Milan, he had growing responsibilities in international communication agencies, focusing mainly on listed companies.
In 2010 he was hired in Prelios S.p.A. (former Pirelli Real Estate, a leader in real estate services listed on Milan Stock Exchange) in order to manage the communication with media and meantime assuming growing responsibilities till his appointment as Head of Media Relations.
He joined Piaggio Group in 2015 operating in the area of Group Press Office and starting July 2016 he was appointed as Head of Corporate Press Office.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa, his professional career began at R&D department of Iveco in 1987 and he worked in various positions such as Product Chief Engineering Manager, Head of Engineering and he gained extremely significant experiences with Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles as Head of Product Development Platform.
He joined Piaggio Group in 2013 as Head of 3-4 Wheeler Vehicles Technical Center and, starting from March 2014, he has been appointed Executive Vice President 3-4Wheeler Product Development.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1998, he began his professional career in 1989 in Iveco Spa, gaining significant experiences in sales, holding different positions with increasing responsibilities like Area Manager and Business Development Manager.
In 1999 he was appointed Sales Director Light Commercial Vehicles, a role that he held until 2003. From 2004 to 2005 he was CEO of Officine Brennero SpA, an Iveco dealer for Trento and Verona area.
In 2005 he joined again Iveco as General Manager Middle East & Africa Area. In 2009 he joined Piaggio Group as Head of 3-4 Wheeler Market EMEA/ CIS. Starting from October 2014 he has been appointed Head of 3-4 Wheeler EMEA and Emerging Markets.
Graduated in Business and Economics at University Ca’ Foscari in Venice, his professional career began at the Internal Auditing department of the Olivetti Group in 1988 with increasing responsibilities till he became Head of Internal Auditing in 1995.
In 1998, he was the manager of the Internal Auditing of Albacom, which was a joint venture between ENI, British Telecom, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro and Mediaset, where he was also a member of the Company Ethic Committee, promoting the wide spreading of the Behavior Code. From 2005 to 2008, he continued his career in the Rodriguez Group (controlled by IMMSI and joined by Banca Intesa and General Electric) as manager of the Internal Auditing and then as manager of the Administration, Procedure and Informative Systems function.
From 2008, he is the CEO of IMMSI Audit S.C. a R.L. (limited liability company), which is an associate corporation of the IMMSI Group (with joint shares of IMMSI S.p.A., Piaggio & C. S.p.A., Intermarine S.p.A. and Is Molas S.p.A.). In this position, he is the Head of Internal Auditing of Piaggio & C. S.p.A. and IMMSI S.p.A.. He is also a member of the Supervisory Bodies of IMMSI S.p.A. and Intermarine S.p.A.
Riccardo Tosi graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pisa, before completing a Masters in Business Development and Corporate Innovation.
He began his career at Piaggio in 2004, in the Research and Development department.
In 2007, he joined Fiat Powertrain Technologies SPA as Program Manager in the Transmission Platforms team, continuing to take on increasing responsibility until he was appointed Platform Manager for FCA Group.
In 2017 he returned to Piaggio Group as Head of the 2 Wheeler Platform and in November 2018 he was appointed Head of the Development and Product Marketing and then Head of 2 Wheeler Product Development.
Graduated in Business Administration & Management at Bocconi University in 1993, he attended a Master in Digital Marketing at Harvard Business School. His professional career began in 1995 in the Marketing Department of the Pernod Ricard Group in Milan as Brand Manager. In 1998 he joined Perfetti Van Melle as Group Brand Manager and he continued with increasing responsibility such as Sales and Marketing Director in Brazil from 2002 to 2007 and Global Marketing Director from 2007 to 2012. From 2012 to 2013 he was in Pirelli as Vice President Global Marketing. He joined Piaggio Group in November 2013 as Executive Vice President Marketing and Communication.
* The Risk Officer works within this structure and functionally reports to the Board of Directors of Piaggio & C. S.p.A..
** The Compliance Officer works within this structure and functionally reports to the Board of Directors of Piaggio & C. S.p.A.
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