Board of Directors

NAME Position CV
Cinzia Monteverdi Chairman and CEO View

Cinzia Monteverdi was born in Viareggio (LU) on 30 January 1973 and graduated in Political Economics from the University of Parma in 1997. She began her professional career in 1997 in the field of technology and software services for companies operating in the banking and finance sector, in particular in asset management focused on marketing and sales. In 2004 she decided to follow her great passion and focused on the creation of her own communications and event organisation firm, through which she organised major cultural events in the fields of art, entertainment and journalism. In April 2009, she participated in the foundation of the broadcaster and newspaper il Fatto Quotidiano and became a member of the Board of Directors. In 2011 she became the broadcaster’s marketing and external relations director, while in 2012 she was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In May 2018 she was also appointed Chairwoman of the company’s Board of Directors.

Antonio Padellaro Board Member View

Antonio Padellaro was born in Rome on june 29th 1946. He graduated in Law, in 1968 he became a professional journalist working for the ANSA news agency. In 1971 he started working at Corriere della Sera, where he was correspondent, political commentator and directed the Rome newsroom. He worked at Corriere della Sera until 1990, when he joined L’Espresso, where he became vice-editor. During this period he wrote Non aprite agli assassini (1995), Senza cuore (2000) and other essays on the political careers of the most important political figures of the First Republic, such as Bettino Craxi, Aldo Moro and Francesco Cossiga. In 2001 he moved to L’Unità where he was managing editor from 2005 to 2008. On april first 2009 he founded the blog Io gioco pulito. In the year he was one of the founders of Il Fatto Quotidiano and he became its managing editor.

Luca D’Aprile Managing director and Chief Innovation Officer View

Luca D’Aprile was born in 1971, in 1995 he graduated from the University of Bologna with a degree in Economics and Management, in 1996 he specialized in International Economics and Management at ICE. After a brief experience at Tod’s in New York, he worked for two years at Sigma SpA. He started an international consulting firm within the Morison KSI group. In almost 20 years of management consulting he has supported the international development of dozens of Italian companies, mainly in India, the United States, China, Mexico and the United Arab Emirates, sometimes acting as a member of the board of directors of foreign subsidiaries. In 2009 he participated in the founding of Il Fatto Quotidiano. As a member of the Board of Directors he has always been involved in editorial innovation, particularly in the field of data analysis and in the study of the main editorial models, both Italian and foreign. In May 2018 he was appointed Chief Innovation Officer with the aim of redesigning the company’s new digital strategy.

Lorenza Furgiuele Independent board member View

Lorenza Furgiuele was born in Florence in 1978.

Graduated with honours in Law in 2001 from the University of Florence, in 2010 she obtained a PhD in Commercial Law from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She is Associate Professor of Commercial Law at the Department of Law of the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” where she currently teaches Corporate Law.
At the same University she has previously taught Competition Law, Commercial Law and Communication Law.
She has also held teaching positions in university masters courses and at the National School of Administration and participates in research projects characterised by national and international collaboration. She is a member of the editorial boards of accredited legal journals and a member of the teaching board of the PhD programme in “Diritto e Tutela. Contemporary Experience, Comparison, Legal-Romanistic System” at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”. She has participated in national and international conferences and is the author of the monograph “Trasferimento della partecipazione e Legittimazione nelle società di capitali, Milano, 2013”, as well as numerous articles published in leading legal journals and collective works.
She has been a member of the Florence Bar since 2005 (currently on the special list of university lecturers) and a member of the Italian Supreme Court since 2016. She deals with specialist matters, mainly in civil and corporate matters.
She was a member of the Board of Directors of Olivetti S.p.A.

Giulia Schneider Independent board member View

Giulia Schneider, with dual Italian and German citizenship, is a lawyer registered with the Florence Bar, a PhD in International Law and Economics from the Bocconi University of Milan, and an expert in corporate and competition law. She has completed various educational courses, including a degree in Law from the University of Pisa and a Licence Diploma in Legal Sciences from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, both of which she obtained with 110 cum laude. She has received numerous prizes and awards and participated in countless conferences and seminars, as well as producing prestigious publications. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and holds courses in Commercial Law at the University of Pisa and in Corporate Governance at the Universitè Catholique de Lille in Paris. Her recent studies focus on corporate governance of corporations, with particular regard to the impact on corporate governance of new technologies, CSR and independent directors.

Board of Statutory Auditors

NAME Position CV
Niccolò Abriani President of the Board View

Niccolò Abriani

was born in Turin in 1966 and graduated in Law at Turin University in 1990. He is a lawyer licensed to practice in front of the Supreme Court (Cassazione) and is a partner in the Corporate Department at DLA Piper. He is professor in Commercial Law at Florence University and teaches in the Master for Enterprise Laywers at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. He is co-director of the “Rivista del Diritto Societario” e della “Rivista di Diritto dell’Impresa”. He as published several monographs and essays on primary  academic journals. He has been a relator at several law conferences. He has led several research projects on the national and international stage. He has been active on behalf of Fondazione Agnelli and Assogestioni, of which he has been a representative in shareholder meetings of several public companies. He has held several academic roles (among which Chairman of the Economics Faculty at Foggia University) and enterprise roles as independent board member or statutory auditor of public companies and banks. È was a member of the study group held by CONSOB on regulatory simplification of the Italian financial markets and is currenlty a member of the Committee responsible for writing the Rules for colleges of statutory advisors and of the National Council of Accountants and Auditors.

Valeria Fazi Auditor View
Antonio Castagnazzo Auditor View

Antonio Castagnazzo was born in San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia) on june 7th 1975. After graduating in Economics at Foggia University he was a visitor for studies at the Faculty of Law at Cambridge University in 2004, at the Univerity of Delaware in 2005 and Universidad de Valencia in 2007. In 2006 he qualified as an Accountant and Statutory Auditor. In 2008 he was graduated in the Doctorate for Law and Economics. From 2009 to 2018 he worked at Studio Legale Abriani in Florence. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fondazione Centro Studi Unione Nazionale Giovani Dottori Commercialisti ed Esperti Contabili from 2012 to 2015. He was a researcher at the Istituto di Ricerca dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (Research Instititute of Accountants, IRDCEC), from 2011 to 2012. From 2012 to 2013 he was a consultant at the Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili (the National Council of Accountants, CNDCEC). tasked with reviewing the code of conduct of the College of Statutory Auditors in both public and private companies. In 2012-2014 he taught Commercial Law at the “Cino da Pistoia” specialization school in Florence. In 2013-2014 he taught Commercial Law at the Tor Vergata University in Rome.In 2014-2015 he taught Company Law at the Master of the  Scuola Superiore dell’Economia e delle Finanze in Milan.

Andrea Bonechi Auxiliary Auditor View
Monica Bigazzi Auxiliary Auditor View

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