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.

Layla Pavone Independent Board Member View

Layla Pavone was born in Milan on april 28th 1963. She graduated in Political Sciences in 1987 and in 1988 she graduated in the first Master in Enterprise Communications and New Technologies. In 1995 she participated in the foundation and growth of Video Online, the first Internet Service Provider in Italy, with a focus on the marketing and online advertising areas. In 1997, at Publikompass, she created the first online advertising agency in Italy, representing a network of 35 web sites (such as Virgilio, Italia Online, La Stampa, etc). From 2000 to 2014 she worked at Dentsu Aegis Media Group, as managing director of Isobar Italy and iProspect, contributing to the foundation of the international network by the same name, leader in services and consulting related to digital marketing and advertising. In may 2014 she became a partner and member of the board at Digital Magics, business incubator of innovative startups publicly traded on the AIM Italia market in Milan. Since december 2018 she is Chief Innovation Marketing & Communication Officer at Digital Magics, where she manages the selection and development of new investments in innovative startups – mentoring and supervising their evolution, fund raising and relations with Italian enterprise and Open Innovation projects. She is president of the Livextension digital communication agency, founded by Digital Magics. From 2003 to 2010 she was President of IAB Italia – the italian charter of the Interactive Advertising Bureau, of which she is now Honorary President. She founded IAB Forum, the most important event in the media and advertising industry, and IAB Seminar, the Master in Digital Communication in collaboration with Almed Università Cattolica di Milano. From 2006 to 2008 she was president of IAB Europe. From 2012 to 2014 she was president of the Assocom Center for Studies (the industry association for communication enterprises). She is a member of the Internation Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) and indipendent board member of Società Editoriale Il Fatto. She is a contract professor and con-director of the Almed-Assocom Master for Digital Communication Specialists. She is co-author of books and essays on marketing and communications.

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.

Fabio Fortini Auditor View

Fabio Fortini

was born in Naples on november 25th 1974 and graduated in Economics“La Sapienza” University in Rome in 1999. From 2004 he is a member of the Roman Association of Accountants (“Albo dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili”) and of the national registry of auditors..From 2000 to 2004 he was auditor in several banks and enterprises such as Beni Stabili Gestioni SGR S.p.A., Fideuram SGR S.p.A., Banca Opi S.p.A., Inarcassa, Gruppo Casse di Risparmio, Gruppo Italpetroli, Gruppo Todini Costruzioni. From 2004, he has been an active practitioner  in commercial and fiscal, handling the restructuring of Italian and international  business groups and company supervision and auditing.

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.

Massimiliano Adilardi Auxiliary Auditor View

Massimiliano Adilardi

was born in Rome on august 28th 1969. After graduating in Economics at La Sapienza University in 1994 he became a registered auditor in 2003. In the same year he received the habilitation to practice as an accountant (“Dottore Commercialista”). From 2009 he is a technical consultant for the Rome Courtroom. From 1994 to 1998 he was a consultant at Studio Associato Moretti Candreva Cicinelli in Rome. In 2001 he was chief account at Orbit Communication S.p.A.. In 2005 he led the Supplier Accounting – Italy project at Johnson & Johnson S.p.A.. From 2000 to 2006 he worked on  the certification of FSE projects for the Lazio region nad from 2011 onwards he worked on compliance in matters of work safety at firms such as Gruppo ISS S.p.A., Consorzio CE. DI.Gros Sc.a.rl., Fondazione Bio Parco Zoo Di Roma, Mutua MBA, Coop Salute S.C.p.A., Federici Immobiliare Lavori F.I.L.. In 2013 he was auditor for the Red Cross headquarters in the Veneto region. In 2014 he was an administrator at Call Center Parr and auditor at ANCI, the national association of Italian City Administrations.

Luca Romanelli Auxiliary Auditor View

Luca Romanelli was born in Rome on march 8th 1973 e graduated in Economics at“La Sapienza” university in Rome. He is a member of the register of accountants (Dottori Commercialisti) in Rome and of the Register of Statutory Auditors. He practices the profession by offering services and consulting for companies and multinational groups and operators in the private equity sector on matters of national and international tax law. Since 2013 he is a senior associate at the Studio Legale Tributario Fantozzi e Associati, where he works on international tax law, enterprise tax law and tax planning for individuals and trusts, transfer pricing, start-up taxes and real estate taxes.

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Via Vittor Pisani 27 – 20124 Milan


Alantra Capital Markets Sociedad de Valores SA
Via Borgonuovo, 16 – 20121 Milano

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