BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ALESSANDRO MUTINELLI – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alessandro Mutinelli earned his degree in economics and business at the University of Trent in 1991. From 1992 to 1994 he worked as an auditor for Deloitte. In 2002 Mutinelli purchased a minority stake in the share capital of Provinco Italia and then in 2008 became the majority shareholder. During the two-year period 2011-2012: (i) the company Provinco S.r.l. was founded (company held entirely by Alessandro Mutinelli), which acquired control of Provinco Italia with a stake of 84% of Provinco Italia’s share capital; and (ii) the registered office of Provinco Italia was moved to Rovereto (TN).
SIMONE STROCCHI – DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Simone Strocchi holds a degree in economics and business, is an officer in the Navy, and after experiences in various sectors with increasing levels of responsibility during his early career, he became the co-director of the Department of Financial Engineering of the Structured Finance and Advisory Division of BCI (Banca Intesa).
In 2002 he founded the Electa group, an independent advisory & merchant bankers firm, of which is the managing partner, specialized in deal structuring and M&A Advisory, assisting on over 100 purchase/sale transactions focused on SMEs in a period of 10 years, on behalf of leading European private equity funds.
Since 2012 he has been a pioneer in the creation of SPACs and “pre-booking companies”, focused on outstanding SMEs, of which he is a sponsor and promoting investor.
Strocchi is the founder and former chairman of Genus srl, a company that in 2011 created the first SPAC under Italian jurisdiction, “Made in italy1 spa”, of which he was the managing director until the success of the business combination with SeSa spa (formalized in January 2013), among the leading companies active in IT, currently listed on the STAR;
He is the Chairman of IPO Challenger spa, an innovative pre-booking company launched in 2014 with which he shaped and prepared the listing of Italian Wine Brands spa in 2015, the first Italian wine group contestable on the stock market, of which he is currently Vice Chairman; he is the founder and chairman of IPO Challenger 1 spa, a rapid cycle pre-booking company formed in March 2017 with which he brought Pharmanutra spa onto the stock market.
Simone Strocchi is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of ITH spa (the company that controls SeSa spa), a board member of Pharmanutra spa, Chairman of AISPAC – Italian Association for the promotion of SPACs and pre-booking companies, as well as chairman of the “advisory committee” of the IPO Club fund, an Italian closed-ended fund focused on IPO acceleration investments conceived and realized with the Azimut group.
PIER PAOLO QUARANTA
Pier Paolo Quaranta earned his degree in economics and business with full marks from the University of Turin in 1998. That same year he began his career at Arthur Andersen in Turin as an auditor. In 2001 he jointed the UniCredit group in Milan, where he worked on corporate finance and structured loans in support of M&A operations and Leveraged Buy-Outs. In 2006, as partner and director of the investment team, he participated in the launch and management of the Mid-Capital Mezzanine fund managed by AF Mezzanine SGR. In 2012 Pier Paolo joined the investment team of Private Equity Partners SGR and became Board Member of the company starting in March 2014. Pier Paolo has also been a Board Member of medium to large-sized companies such as Sirti SpA, Manutencoop Facility Management SpA and Industrie Chimiche Forestali SpA. He is currently CEO of Giordano Vini S.p.A., a 100 % subsidiary of Italian Wine Brands S.p.A.
Angela Oggionni earned her degree cum laude in International Management – Language Sciences from the Catholic University of Milan. She is Managing Partner of Electa, independent merchant firm, with which she started to collaborate in 2004 dealing with transactions in the private equity tail-ends segment and cooperating with the international team of the group, providing technical assistance to VC and PE funds focused on southern Europe and Italian market. Since 2010 she has been mainly taking care of the creation, promotion and implementation of alternative investments, among which: Made in Italy 1, the first Italian SPAC, that arranged the listing of SeSa; IPO Challenger pre-booking companies that respectively took Italian Wine Brands and Pharmanutra public; IPO CLUB, feeder fund of SPACs and pre-booking companies, conceived in partnership with Azimut and strategically advised by Electa; SPAC in CLOUD, the digital evolution of the SPAC, created in partnership with Elite on the Elite Club Deal platform. Angela Oggionni is an independent board member of SeSa and member of the Advisory Committee of AISPAC, the Italian SPAC Association.
Massimiliano Mutinelli earned his degree in Business Economics from the University of Trent in 1993, and completed a PSM at the Bocconi University of Milan in 2006. From 1990 to 1996 he was founder and shareholder of Valman, an Italian start-up in the sector of bird nutrition. For the next three years, until 1999, he worked in Brazil for Luxottica do Brasil and in particular in the sales, supplies, imports and distribution sectors. From 1999 to 2000, still with the Luxottica Group, and in particular with Luxottica Holland BV, he coordinated all of the activities linked to the acquisition of Ray Ban. From 2000 to 2008 he performed his duties in France, where he was appointed Chairman and CEO of Luxottica France. Finally, in 2009 transferred to Luxottica Italia. Since 2011 he has been director of wholesale distribution for the Luxottica Group for the entire area of Europe, and also director of the e-commerce sector since September 2014.
Antonella Lillo graduated at the Law University of Padua in 1986, with first class honors. Practices as a Lawyer since 1989 (qualified for the Superior Jurisdictions since 2002), Member of the Treviso Bar Association, founder and managing partner of BM&A Studio Legale, a Law Firm based in Treviso and Milan which employs more than 40 lawyers, lately awarded with the Top Legal Award “Law Firm of the Year – North”. She concentrates her practice in commercial law, banking law, bankruptcy law, civil execution and e-commerce, acting as general counsel for banks, companies and financial institutions (both domestic and foreign). She has gained a remarkable experience in judicial litigation assisting banks, bank associations, financial institutions and interbank consortia. Entrusted by the Court of Treviso as lawyer of several bankruptcy procedures, assists companies for the management of financial and industrial crisis with a successful track record of clients entering into major restructuring agreements. Acts as a consultant for financial and real estate investment funds, both residents and non-residents. Participates in several symposia on banking law, bankruptcy law and wealth management with publications in legal review on the subject matter. Arbitrator in the National Arbitration Court, as well as Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). In 2017 awarded with the LOY Award as “Avvocato dell’anno – litigation banking”. Since May 2017 she was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of Ascopiave S.p.A.
Torinese of origin, born in the capital of Savoy in 1966, Carlo Giordano graduated in Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin.
Enter immediately the consulting world within Andersen Consulting in the IT division. After 5 years he leaves the company to follow an MBA at the SAA in Turin.
In 1995 Carlo moved to the market of consumer goods employed in Cinzano International. Within this company will remain following 10 years involved in merger and transformation. The company will become DIAGEO Italy, the Italian branch of the multinational company that owns brands such as Baileys, Guinness, Pampero, J & B, Gordon’s. Carlo covers the position of Sales Director in last years.
In 2005 he moved to the new economy and together with two friends of the consultancy he formed a start-up that focused on developing a portal dedicated to the real estate market, a meeting point between supply and demand.
Today, Immobiliare.it spa is a company that, through its main website, www.Immobiliare.it, collects 18.9 million visitors a month, which query over a million real estate proposals, displaying more than 193 million property files every month. In 2017 the company developed € 55.1 million in revenue, thanks to a team of 243 people.
BOARD OF STATUTORY AUDITORS
DAVID REALI – CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF STATUTORY AUDITORS
David Reali earned a degree in business and economics magna cum laude from the Bocconi University of Milan in 1988. Since 1989 he has been registered in the Register of Certified Accountants, and since 1995 in the Register of Auditors. David Reali is also registered in the list of experts of the Court of Milan for tax, accounting and budget matters. David Reali is a partner in the “Chiaravalli, Reali e Associati – Commercialisti” firm in Milan. He is specialized in accounting, tax and budget issues, and has published articles on tax matters in various publications, including the magazine Il Fisco and the Magazine of Certified Accountants. He is a consultant to numerous industrial, commercial and financial companies; he holds the position of acting auditor in various companies, including large listed companies. He currently deals with extraordinary finance transactions (corporate transformations, mergers and split-ups; contributions and assignments of businesses).
EUGENIO ROMITA – ACTING AUDITOR
Eugenio Romita earned his degree in business and economics in 1991, has been registered in the Register of Certified Accountants since 1993 and the Register of Auditors since 1995. He is a partner at the “Giovanelli e Associati” law firm of Milan, where he is responsible for the tax department. He works principally on corporate tax matters (M&A, reorganization of groups, litigation, real estate) and financial matters (equity/mezzanine/debt securities, capital markets, investment funds, debt restructuring). He is a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of banks, asset management companies, industrial and financial companies. He teaches in various tax law Masters courses (Bocconi University, Sole 24 Ore Business School), the Master in financial market law at the Statale University of Milan, the High Training School of the Association of Certified Accountants of Rome. Romita speaks at conferences and seminars on tax matters in Italy and abroad, and has authored numerous contributions and on tax issues included in books and specialized magazines in Italy and abroad. He has been a member of the Tax&Legal Commission of AIFA (Italian private equity, venture capital and private debt association) and of the International tax and European law commission of the Association of Certified Accountants of Rome since 2013.
DEBORA MAZZACCHERINI – ACTING AUDITOR
Debora Mazzaccherini earned her degree in economics and business cum laude from the University of Pisa. Since 1996 she has been registered in the Register of Certified Accountants and Register of Auditors. After having gained significant experience in tax and financial reporting matters, from 2000 to 2004 she was Director of Ernst & Young Financial Business Advisors, in charge of operational projects regarding financial planning, privatization of companies partially owned by local authorities and M&A. Since 2005 she has been a Corporate Finance consultant, for both enterprises and investment funds and banks, with the role of managing the finance area, preparing industrial plans, evaluating companies, and providing assistance for extraordinary and restructuring operations. She has taught Masters courses for specialization in finance and holds the role of statutory auditor in various companies.