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Simone Zucchetti graduated in Business Administration from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan and attended a Master in Tax Law. Partner of Studio Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati, he specialises in international and corporate taxation.
Tremonti Romagnoli Piccardi e Associati is a leading Italian law firm, providing a wide range of consultancy and tax advisory services to domestic and foreign clients, founded in the early ‘80s by Professor Giulio Tremonti. Simone advises multinational corporations, investment banks, private equity funds in extraordinary transactions, IPOs and debt transactions in a variety of industries. During his 20-year career he gained significant experience on international tax and transfer pricing matters.
He is author of several publications in the leading international taxation journals and speaker at seminars and conferences on tax matters. He sits as Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors, Statutory Auditor, Sole Auditor and Board Member, in several companies active in various sectors.
Riccardo Procacci received his degree in Mechanical Engineering with full marks from the La Sapienza University in Rome, where he also received his doctorate with a specialization in turbomachinery.
Riccardo is the CEO and General Manager of Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business headquartered in Turin, and CEO of GE Additive. He began his career at General Electric in 1996 in the Oil&Gas Division, filling a number of prominent managerial roles: Region Sales Manager Asia based in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Head of the Maintenance Contracts Business Unit in Florence.
In 2006, Riccardo moved to New Delhi, where he was the Country Leader for India, with the objective of consolidating the company's operations in that country, identifying and instituting important initiatives for localization and partnerships. In 2009, he returned to Florence, where he was named the Product Line Manager for the Turbomachinery Division of GE Oil&Gas.
On April 1st 2013, Riccardo joined GE Aviation as Avio Aero Integration Leader, based in Turin, Italy. Following the formal completion of the acquisition process, on August 1st 2013, Riccardo has been named CEO of Avio Aero. While in his role at Avio Aero, he also holds a few other positions: Board Member of the Unione Industriale (Industrial Union) in Turin, Board Member of the Centro Studi Americani (American Studies Center), and Board Member of AIAD Federazione Aziende Italiane per l'Aerospazio, la Difesa e la Sicurezza (Italian Industries Federation for Aerospace, Defense, and Security).
On May 2020 Riccardo assumed the leadership of the GE Additive business, in addition to his role as CEO of Avio Aero. Finally, on June 2020 the turboprop business – which includes the GE Catalyst and H-series engines – was aligned alongside Avio Aero, under the leadership of Riccardo.
Antonio Baldaccini has been CEO of UMBRAGROUP since May 2014. He is the second CEO to lead the Company which was founded in 1972. He brings strong leadership skills and an international perspective to the position thanks to his twenty years of management experience in the Group’s companies in Italy and the U.S.
Prior to his appointment as CEO, Antonio was Vice President and General Manager of Operations at Umbra Cuscinetti, Inc., the Group’s US headquarters, and Vice President of Business Development for Umbra Cuscinetti SpA (Italy), now UMBRAGROUP SpA. In March 2018 UMBRAGROUP acquired Thomson Aerospace & Defense, a leading U.S. aerospace company with sales of $40M and 180 employees. Since January 2018 he has also been the President of the Umbria Aerospace Cluster.
He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.
Born in Todi, on May 20th 1944, Gianluigi Angelantoni is actually the sole director of Angelantoni Industrie S.r.l. and the President of Archimede Solar Energy S.r.l.
Since 1994 he is the Managing Director of Angelantoni Industrie Group (founded in 1932) which counts over 400 employees and a turnover of 70 million euros, with 6 production and logistic facilities in Italy, France, Germany, India, and China. The Group is characterized by the high level of technology and innovation with 4,5% of turnover in R&D investments yearly.
The Group is constituted of 3 sub-holding companies Angelantoni Test Technologies (ATT), Angelantoni Life Science (ALS), Angelantoni Clean Tech (ACT) and one subsidiary Archimede Solar Energy (ASE). Furthermore, Archimede Solar Energy (ASE) is a world leader in the production of solar receiver tubes for thermodynamic power plants with parabolic trough collectors (CSP), licensed by ENEA headed by Nobel Prize Professor Rubbia. Gianluigi Angelantoni is President of ANEST, the Italian Association for Concentrated Solar Thermal Energy and Vice President of Kyoto Club Italy. Moreover, he has been awarded “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, on May 22nd 2014.
Past CEO & General Manager of ST Microelectronics Italy, graduated with a degree in Nuclear Physics from the University of Catania. Carmelo Papa has been Chief Executive Officer, as well as General Manager of STMicroelectronics Italy, the Group’s Italian subsidiary, and has held this role since April 2016. He also leads Subsystem Product Group business unit. Papa started his professional career with International Computers Limited. He joined SGS Microelettronica, a predecessor company to STMicroelectronics, in 1983, and three years later was promoted to Director of Product Marketing and Customer Service for Transistors and Standard ICs. In 2000, Papa was appointed Corporate Vice President, responsible for ST’s sales and marketing in Emerging Markets. In 2005, he was chosen to lead the Micro, Power and Analog Group and his mandate was expanded in 2007 as head of the Industrial & Multisegment Sector. In January 2012, Papa was appointed General Manager of ST’s Industrial & Power Group. Papa has completed his third term as Chairman of the European Platform on Smart Systems (EPoSS), in December 2017. EPoSS is an industry-driven initiative focused on innovation in nanotechnologies and smart systems integration. He is part of UniCredit Bank Italian Advisory Board, University of Catania and STMicroelectronics Italy.
Born in Pontremoli (MS) on September 8th 1960, Massimo della Porta has been a member of the Board of Directors at SAES Getters Group since 29 April 1994. He graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Rome in 1989; then he began working at one of the companies of the SAES Getters Group, as a researcher and with the specific task of creating an applied research laboratory at the SAES Metallurgia di Avezzano subsidiary.
After many technical and management roles at the subsidiaries, he finally moved in 1996 to Milan in order to take on the role of Group Innovation Manager at the parent company SAES Getters S.p.A. He has been Chairman, Group Chief Executive Officer and Group Chief Technology & Innovation Officer since 2009.
He is member of the Board of Directors of various companies within the SAES Getters Group. He has been an independent director of Alto Partners SGR S.p.A. since December 2004. He is a director of MGM S.r.l., a real estate company, and member of the Board of Directors at University of Pavia since 2019.
He is the Inventor and/or co-inventor of alloys and products for which patents have been obtained.
Sandro De Poli is Chairman of AVIO Aero, Italy (a GE business). His career starts in 1979 in the Healthcare domain at Siemens, from which he moved in 1982 to GE Medical Systems, growing into a European General Management role in 1988. In 1993 he’s appointed General Manager of the Italy, Israel, Turkey, Greece branches. In 2004 he led the Commercial integration of GE Medical Systems and Amersham Health at global level, which gave birth to GE Healthcare, a leading global medical technology and life sciences company. He was Chairman of the Italian branch of GE Healthcare until 2005, and Vice President of Commercial Operations of GE Healthcare Europe. In 2011 he becomes Chairman and CEO of General Electric Italy and Israel, in charge of all the Industrial activities of General Electric in Italy and Israel. In 2019 Sandro becomes Chairman of Avio, a global leader in the field of design, engineering and production of aircraft engines.
Degree in Architecture. Founding member and Executive Vice President at META Group.
Board Director of META Ventures (MV), the financial company of the Group which manages in Italy, Poland and Slovenia public-private co-investment risk capital funds.
Over 20 years as expert in scouting, research results exploitation, knowledge-based projects evaluation and strategic development of knowledge intensive start-ups, working with Universities, Technology Parks, Innovation Agencies, with a focus on R&I projects and entrepreneurship.
From January 2018, Anna is Member of Expert Jury Horizon Europe EIC Accelerator.
Member of “Italian Angels for Growth”, one of the most active Italian business angels clubs and co-founder of Angels4Women, the first Italian association founded with the aim of evaluating and supporting early stage startups, businesses or business projects founded by women or having a significant impact on the female target.
Anna writes about “Technology Transfer & Exploitation of research results” for digital magazine Startupbusiness with her blog “90%Below”.
Electronic Engineer and INSEAD MBA, with more than 20 years in developing business across multinational high-tech companies, Venture Capital and Research Centers.
Salvatore Majorana has a solid experience in Technology Transfer bringing scientific research to industry.
Presently the Director of Kilometro Rosso, a privately owned Science and Technology Park in Bergamo devoted to foster collaboration between Universities and corporations. Previously Director of Technology Transfer at the IIT - Italian Institute of Technology.
ERC Expert evaluator for the PoC grants, president of the evaluation committee at “Premio Gaetano Marzotto”, mentor for the Unicredit Start Lab circuit, he’s been member of the judging panel for “Edison Pulse”, “Smart-cup/PNI” circuit, and several other organizations.
Member of PoC commission at LiftT. Past experience include: large high-tech multinationals, Venture Capital, top tier consultancy firms and investment company in the Italian SME’s.
Roberto Bonanni has more than 25 years of professional experience as chartered accountant and senior auditor, evaluator of research and innovation projects presented by SMEs, senior consultant for economic analysis, administration, management control, accounting report and more than 15 years of professional experience in early stage finance and technology transfer.
Board member and statutory auditor of numerous companies.
As CFO of META Ventures since its foundation in 2005, he deals with the public managing authorities at national, regional and local level to build and implement shared rules to monitor and report results and outcomes of the Financial Instruments under META Ventures management.