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Luca Parenti

Auditor

Born in Rome on June 5th 1958, he earned a degree in Business and Economics at LUISS (“free international university for social studies”) of Rome, and is a chartered accountant, statutory auditor, and technical consultant at the Civil Court of Rome (and currently applying to the Court of Florence). Legal and tax consultant as a partner of KStudio Associato, one of the main Italian professional associations in the legal and tax consultancy fields and the Italian branch of KPMG International, a global network of professional service companies, present in 150 countries.

Sergio Menchini

President of Board of Auditors

Senior lecturer in Civil Procedural Law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Pisa. A practising lawyer since 1984, he provides legal representation and advice at lower and higher courts. A member of the governing boards of numerous journals of law, master’s programs, and graduate schools for law-related subjects.

 

Luigi Gola

Indipendent Director

After having earned a degree in Engineering, Luigi Gola has worked at IBM for over 30 years, with roles of significant responsibility both in Italy and abroad. From 1984 to 1995, he worked as General Manager of the General Business division, which accounted for 50% of IBM Italia. The General Business division controlled the network of agents and retailers, operating in about 800 companies. After his experience at IBM, he cooperated with several companies in the IT sector, an in particular the Sarema group, as a member of the Board of Directors; in this position, he started a joint venture in China for the manufacture of cash registers. Upon leaving Sarema, he was appointed Sales Director of the Thera group, and a member of the Boards of Directors at a number of Thera group companies. He was nominated Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zucchetti S.p.A., with the assignment to manage the corporate change strategy. In 2008 he was re-called by IBM for a consultancy concerning how to deal with the modern SME market.

Angelica Pelizzari

Director

Born in Brescia in 1971, she earned a magna cum laude degree in Business and Economics at the State University of Brescia, and also achieved a Master’s degree in Economics and International Finance at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart) of Milan. She attended the executive training program “Donne nei CdA promosso da GEA” (women in Boards of Directors, promoted by GEA management consultant organization) in Milan.

In June 2013, she was nominated a member of the Board of Directors of Facile.it S.p.A. – an online insurance product brokering company and utility retailer – as the executive officer for management, accounting, and corporate affairs administration. On the occasion of the group’s change of corporate control and the consequent reorganization, she was nominated – in September 2014 – the administrator of all companies belonging to the Facile group (Facile.it Group S.p.A., Facile it S.p.A., Facile.it Broker di Assicurazioni S.r.l., Facile.it Operations S.r.l.), and representing the minority shareholders with relevant veto power on confidential matters. She is also a member of the Facile group Supervisory Board in the scope of Italian Decree-Law n° 231/2001.

Since June 2012 she is a member of the Board of Directors of Immobiliare.it SрА, a web-based real estate company leading the Italian market. She actively participates in the strategic decisions concerning governance, structural organization, new acquisitions, and the optimization of cash flow.

Since May 2004 she is the Sole Director of Anthos Vermögensverwaltung Gmbh, a real-estate company registered in Germany and under Italian ownership.

From November 2003 to August 2005 she was the Sole Director and successively the Liquidator of Lusfina S.p.A., focusing on factors – third party entities belonging to the Lucchini group – owing credit with and without recourse. She was authorized the general power of attorney for operations including corporate restructuring, negotiation and management of bank debt amortization, recovery of tax credit, and final liquidation in favour of the shareholders.

Since February 2005 she works as М&А Advisor for Electa Italia (Electa Group), with a particular focus on the Italian business world and on private equity. She offers customer support in extraordinary and strategic operations preparatory to growth through acquisitions of/by third parties, mergers, or listing on the stock market, as well as the subscription to shareholders’ agreements.

From 1991 to January 2005, she has performed a number of roles in real estate, financial, and banking companies.

Giovanni Moriani

giovanni morianiExecutive Vice President

Born in Civitanova Marche (Macerata) on November 19th 1957. After having earned a science-oriented high school degree and after a number of experiences in the IT sector, he entered the SeSa group in the early 1980s in the capacity as Chief Executive Officer of SeSa Software. He worked to develop the software and maintenance sectors, also as the Chairman of Delta Phi Sigla S.r.l. and Incos Toscana S.r.l. In the 1990s, he promoted the establishment of Computer Var and Computer Var Services (which he is Chairman of) and the development of the related commercial networks. In 2008, he promoted the foundation of Var Group S.p.A., which conveyed the SeSa group’s business management system towards a user-centred software and system integration, as well as coordinating the sales network. He is currently the Chairman and CEO of Var Group S.p.A., as well as the Executive Vice-Chairman of SeSa S.p.A., with ordinary administration power for the Software and System Integration sector of the SSI division.

 

Paolo Castellacci


paolo castellacciChairman

Born on March 30th 1947 in Empoli (Florence). After having completed his science-oriented high school degree, he achieved a degree in Political Sciences at the University of Florence. After a number of short work experiences, in 1973 he founded SeSa S.n.c., a company involved in data processing and other services for industrial and commercial companies based in Tuscany. In 1975, together with some of the main entrepreneurs in the IT field, he founded ANASIN (Italian organization for IT services, currently named ASSINFORM), which he still belongs to in the capacity as member of the National Board. In 1983 SeSa became an IBM retailer, and soon became the main IBM business partner for solutions directed to Italian SMEs. In 1994, SeSa contributed to the establishment of Computer Gross, an IT retailer with its headquarters in Empoli. The company – which Paolo Castellacci is the Chairman of – was born as a result of the partnership with some of the most important IBM retailers in Italy at that time, and soon – also upon signing distribution agreements with other key vendors in the ICT market (IBM, Microsoft, HP, Oracle, Cisco) – it became the main Italian IT retailer. He currently holds the role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of SeSa S.p.A., with his powers including day-to-day strategic management of vendors and suppliers, legal representation, and institutional relations.

Chiara Pieragnoli

Auditor

She was born in Empoli on November 11th 1972. She earned a degree in Business and Economics at the University of Florence. She is registered in the Registry of Chartered Accountants and the Registry of Statutory Auditors of Florence. She works as a chartered accountant in Florence since February 11th 2003, mainly carrying out management and tax-related consultancy for businesses. She has gained extensive experience in extraordinary corporate transactions, also carrying out auditing work.

Angela Oggionni

Indipendent Director

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 board member of Italian Wine Brands, board member of The Organic Factory and member of the Advisory Committee of AISPAC, the Italian SPAC Association.

Giovanna Zanotti

Indipendent Director

Giovanna Zanotti earned a degree in Economics and Social Sciences at the Bocconi School of Economics, and a PhD in Business Management with a focus on Finance, also at Bocconi. She is currently an Adjunct Professor in Financial Intermediation Economics at the University of Bergamo, where she is the course coordinator for the master’s program in Management Finance and International Business (in English) and senior lecturer for the Risk Management with Derivatives and Real Estate Economics courses. She is a Professor in Banking and Insurance, and the Structured Products: Risks, Rewards and Valuation course coordinator at the SDA Bocconi School of Management. She is an Adjunct Professor for the Risk Management With Derivatives module at Bocconi. She was called as Visiting Professor at Calgary University, and has lectured at Simon Fraser University of Vancouver, Fundação Getulio Vargas of São Paulo and Chulalongkorn University of Bangkok. She was a visiting PhD student at the London Business School, and cooperates with the Imperial College Business School for training courses in the finance sector. Her work was published on national and international journals. Most recent publications include: Equity markets do not fit all: an analysis of public-to-private deals in Continental Europe with M. Geranio, in European Financial Management, 2012; Demutualization and the Globalization of Stock Markets in Stock Market Globalization Handbook (Edward Elgar Publishing), edited by Geoffrey Poitras, January 2012; An Assessment of the quality of the Listing services: the Italian case, pgs. 59-94, in Trends in The European Securities Industry, edited by Valter Lazzari, Egea publishing, January 2011; Founder Family Influence and Foreign Exchange Risk Management, with T. Aabo and J. Kuhn, in the International Journal of Managerial Finance, 2010.

Alessandro Fabbroni

alessandro fabbroniChief Executive Officier

Born in Arezzo in 1972. After having achieved a high school diploma in classical studies, he earned a magna cum laude degree in Business Administration at the Bocconi School of Economics (Milan) in 1996.

From 1996 to 2002 he worked in the Corporate Finance and Investment Banking sector for banks and consultancy firms, including Efibanca (BNL Group), Arthur Andersen, PWC Corporate Finance, and Interbanca. From 2002 to 2007 he performed management roles in the IT sector, more specifically in Management Control, Finance, and Human Resource departments.

In 2008 he joined SeSa, where he managed the corporate reorganization that led it to become a group with over 1 billion euro turnover and 1,000 employees in the Information Technology sector. Since 2013, he is in charge during the group’s listing on the Milan stock exchange, by means of a cutting-edge operation (business combination with the first-ever SPAC under Italian law, Made in Italy 1), and the subsequent transition to the STAR (Italian segment for high-requirement stock listings) in 2015, following the entry of primary international institutional investors in the company.

Since 2012 he is the Chief Executive Officer of SeSa with the related executive and financial powers. He is a council member of Fondazione SeSa (SeSa foundation) and a member of the Boards of Directors of various other companies of the SeSa group. Since 2015 he is also the CEO of ITH S.p.A.

He is Director of IPO Club S.r.l.

The SeSa group is one of the main Italian operator in the IT sector, with a turnover of about 1.3 billion euros and over 1,500 employees, recording constant growth in turnover and profit margin in the past 10 years.

He is married and has two children.

Moreno Gaini

moreno gainiExecutive Vice President

Born in Empoli on September 14th 1962. Upon having earned a diploma at a technical-commercial vocational school, he entered the SeSa Group in 1982, with increasingly important roles in SeSa S.p.A. and later in Computer Gross Italia S.p.A., in the Finance sector and in the relationship with key vendors. He is the Executive Vice-Chairman of Computer Gross Italia and SeSa S.p.A., with ordinary administration powers for management of shareholdings in the IT distribution sector (VAD).

Sergio Menchini

Presidente del Collegio Sindacale

Professore ordinario di diritto processuale civile presso la facoltà di giurisprudenza dell’Università di Pisa. Avvocato dal 1984, svolge attività di patrocinio e assistenza presso le corti di merito e le giurisdizioni superiori. Componente del comitato di direzione di riviste giuridiche e del comitato direttivo di master e di scuole di specializzazione in materie giuridiche

 

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