Consiglio di amministrazione - Falck
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the corporate body in charge of managing the Company. It represents the top layer of decision-making of the issuer by means of the following: it examines and approves the Group's strategic, industrial, financial and sustainability plans; it approves the periodic financial reports; it defines the corporate and organizational governance system; it guides and assesses the internal control and risk management system; it assesses general management performance; it makes decisions regarding strategic operations; and it carries out the annual board evaluation on the dimensions, composition and functioning of the Board.
The composition of the Board of Directors complies with the principle of distribution of the less represented gender introduced by the 2020 Budget Law (2/5 of members belonging to the less represented gender), which will be applied starting from the renewal of the current Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors is made up of 58% independent non-executive directors. In compliance with the recommendations of the Good Governance Code and the 2020 Corporate Governance Code, the Board of Directors has appointed a Lead Independent Director who serves as a point of reference and who coordinates the requests and contributions of the independent directors, ensuring that the flows of information to these directors are complete and timely.
The Board of Directors remains in office for a period of up to three financial years and is appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting based on the lists presented by the shareholders in accordance with the voting mechanism provided for by the articles of association.
The current Board of Directors was appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting of May 7, 2020.
Enrico Falck
Executive chairman
Enrico Falck
Executive chairman
Enrico Falck
Executive chairman

Born in Milan on 28 May 1975, he’s father of three.

He obtained a Diploma in Marketing and Finance from the European Business School of Milan in 2000 and a Master's Degree in Small Businesses from the Luigi Bocconi University of Milan in 2002. He gained professional experience in the business-financial sector in some Italian industrial groups (Medinvest SpA, the Pandolfo Group) and international consulting firms (McKinsey & Company). He joined the family Group in 2004, dealing with project finance and new projects development in waste-to-energy sector and integrated urban waste cycle management. In 2007 he worked on project development for electricity production from agroforestry sources, in particular from biogas from the agricultural supply chain. In 2010 he became assistant to the Chairman, giving a new impulse to the generational succession and managing the operational aspects of the Board of Directors and the relationship with the Managing Director. In 2012 he took part in the project to consolidate all the activities of energy production from renewable sources of the Falck Group within Actelios S.p.A., today Falck Renewables S.p.A., one of the most important European pure players in the renewable energy sector, with a total installed capacity of 970 MW (2018) in Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain and USA.

Since 2014 he chairs the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables S.p.A.

Toni Volpe
Chief Executive Officer
Toni Volpe
Chief Executive Officer
Toni Volpe
Chief Executive Officer

Born in Salerno on 3 May 1972, he graduated cum laude from the "Politecnico" University of Milan in Management, Industrial and Economics Engineering in 1997 and obtained an MBA from the Columbia University School of Business of New York in 2002. He gained experience in Marseilles, France, at Decathlon and from 1998 in management consultancy at Bain & Company in Milan. He moved to the energy sector in 2004 joining the Corporate Strategy Department of the Enel Group in Rome. He assumed the role of CEO and Chairman of Enel Green Power North America in 2005 in Boston, USA, then the role of Enel Group HR Planning and Development in 2011 and, in 2014, that of Country Manager and CEO of Enel Romania in Bucharest. 

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Falck Renewables SpA.

Guido Corbetta
Vice Chairman
Guido Corbetta
Vice Chairman
Guido Corbetta
Vice Chairman

Guido Corbetta is Professor of Business Strategy and holder of the AIdAF-EY Chair of Family Business Strategy in memory of Alberto Falck, at Bocconi University. 

He is founding dean of the Bocconi Graduate School and scientific coordinator of the AUB Observatory (AIDAF-Unicredit-Bocconi University) on all Italian family businesses with revenues above 20 Ml/Euro (about 10,000 companies). 

He currently sits on several Boards of Directors including Vitale Barberis Canonico S.p.A and The Equity Club S.r.l as Chairman, Falck Renewables S.p.A as Vice Chairman. He is also a director on the Boards of B&D Holding S.p.A, Feralpi Holding S.p.A.. Fontana Finanziaria S.p.A., Compagnia dè Frescobaldi S.p.A., Villa D'Este S.p.A.

Since 2010 he has been Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables.

Elisabetta Caldera
Independent Director
Elisabetta Caldera
Independent Director
Elisabetta Caldera
Independent Director

Elisabetta Caldera is currently Europe Human Director at Vodafone. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of Bologna in 1994. In 2005 she obtained a certificate in Professional Counselling at BERNE, while in 2011 she obtained an Executive Master in Senior HR Management at SDA Bocconi. Since 2010 she is member of AssoCounseling. She joined Vodafone in 2004 and since then she held several roles with increasing responsibilities. In 2012 she was appointed Human Resources and Organization Director of Vodafone Italy and is a member of the Executive Committee. In 2016 she moved for the Vodafone Group to London, where she held the role of HRD for the Holding and also Group HRD for the Technology Function. From 2018 she moved to the role of HRD for the European portfolio.  Committee.She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Vodafone Turkey and the Vodafone Turkey Foundation, where she has the opportunity to focus on youth and female unemployment. She has been appointed as a member of the Board of Asstel (Assotelecomunicazioni) and Unindustria.

Since 2014 she is a Non-Executive Director of Falck Renewables SpA and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and member of the Control and Risks.

Marta Dassù
Independent Director
Marta Dassù
Independent Director
Marta Dassù
Independent Director

Marta Dassù is currently Editor in Chief of Aspenia and Senior Advisor European Affairs, The Aspen Institute and Italy's representative in the NATO Strategic Think Tank. 

In addition, she is a member of the IAI Steering Committee, Vice-President of the Center for American Studies, member of the Board of the European Council for Foreign Relations and of the Scientific Committee of the LUISS School of Government in Rome, and member of the Board of Directors of Trevi Finanziaria, Falck Renewables and Fondazione Eni-Enrico Mattei. She has been awarded the Légion d'Honneur and appointed Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Italian Republic.

She has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables since 2017 and member of the Sustainable Strategy Committee.

Federico Falck
Director
Federico Falck
Director
Federico Falck
Director

Graduated at Politecnico di Milano in mechanical engineering, he started the development of renewable energies, wind, solar, waste to energy, biomass in Italy, Spain, UK and France. After graduating, he joined AFL Falck, of which, over the years, he became Purchasing Director and, finally, General Manager. In 2007 the last plants of steelmaking, cold rolling of special narrow strip and steel marketing were sold. He was Chairman of Aeroporti di Roma, the company that manages Fiumicino and Ciampino airports. President for 8 years of the Sodalitas Foundation. On the Board of Directors of Banco Lariano, Unicredit, Cariparma, Camfin, Italcementi. On the Board of Directors of Banca Popolare di Sondrio, Falck Renewables and Vice President of Falck SpA. Chairman of Falck from 2003 to 2013 in the middle of the conversion to renewable energy of Falck Renewables until 2014.

Nicoletta Giadrossi
Independent Director
Nicoletta Giadrossi
Independent Director
Nicoletta Giadrossi
Independent Director

Nicoletta Giadrossi is Senior Advisor for Industry and Energy for Bain Capital Europe and chairs TecHouse As., a Norwegian engineering company. 

She is also a Non Executive Director on the boards of IHS Markit, listed on NYSE, chair of the Remuneration committees in Brembo Spa, listed on MIB; as well as of Cairn Energy plc, listed on FTSE 250. Until 2016, she was a NED of Bureau Veritas SA of Faiveley Transport SA.In the last 25 years, she has held several leadership roles in global companies in Energy, Engineering and Capital Goods. Until 2016, she has been President, Europe, Africa, Russia, India, a 3.5Bn€ P&L for Technip, a French engineering company; prior to that, she has been EVP, Head of Operations for Aker Solutions Asa, a Norwegian energy services company; EVP and General Manager, EMEA, for Dresser-Rand (now Siemens); and General Manager, Downstream, GE Oil&Gas. She has started her career at The Boston Consulting Group in Paris. She holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Since May ’20, she is an independent director for Falck Renewables. 

Georgina Grenon
Independent Director
Georgina Grenon
Independent Director
Georgina Grenon
Independent Director

An expert in renewable energy and clean energy technology innovation, Georgina Grenon holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires and an MBA from INSEAD Business School. She started her career in development at YPF S.A., the national oil company in Argentina. She then assumed the position of Director at the international strategic consulting firm Booz Allen, focusing mainly on energy and operations and working in Europe, the United States, Japan and South America for almost ten years. She then joined the Directorate General of Energy and Climate (DGEC), part of the French Ministry of Ecology and Energy, where she supported the development of renewable energy policies and markets for six years. She also represented France at the International Energy Agency, promoting international cooperation in market creation, innovation and clean technology deployment, playing an active role at COP21 and, among other things, helping to create the International Solar Alliance. She later moved to ENGIE Group, becoming director of ENGIE Fab's New Business Factory. Georgina Grenon joined the Organizing Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games as Director of Environmental Excellence. 

She has been an independent member of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables since 2017 and member of the Sustainable Strategy Committee.

Andrew Lee Ott
Independent Director
Andrew Lee Ott
Independent Director
Andrew Lee Ott
Independent Director

Andrew Lee Ott is currently President of ALO Consulting llc and provides professional executive consulting services in energy markets, network operations, technology, security and regulatory/policy affairs in the electric and gas industries.

He formerly served as President and CEO of PJM Interconnection, the largest power grid in North America and the largest electricity market in the world.

Prior to being named President and CEO in April 2015, Ott served as Executive Vice President, Markets and held various other executive roles throughout his 23 year career at PJM. He was responsible for the design and implementation of PJM's wholesale electricity markets and power system operational applications. He has extensive experience in power system engineering and operations, transmission planning, applied mathematics, and electricity market design and implementation. Ott is internationally recognized as an expert in electricity market design and has testified as an executive and technical expert in numerous legislative and regulatory proceedings.   He has also served on various Boards such as PJM LLC, GO-15, Edison Association of Lighting Companies, Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, CIGRE (International Council of Large Electrical Systems), PJM Technologies Inc.

Since 2020, he has  been a Non-Executive Director of Falck Renewables SpA and member of the Sustainable Strategy Committee.


Filippo Marchi
Director
Filippo Marchi
Director
Filippo Marchi
Director

Born in Milan, grew up in Florence where he graduated in Natural Sciences.

After gaining experience in the field of business consulting through the employment in L.E.K Consulting and an entrepreneurial adventure with the establishment of myFOOD, the first Italian food delivery platform born in Milan in 2001 and still active, his career path has focused on the renewable energy sector, particularly in the development of large wind farms. Since 2006 he has been working as Business Developer first and then as Head of the same unit, dealing with the development of the Falck Group's wind energy projects portfolio in Italy, completing the construction of 4 wind farms for a total of 310 MW of installed power and a total investment of over € 550 million.

Since 2012 he has been back to his entrepreneurial activity developing, financing, building and finally managing a 1 MW biogas plant and 2 solar plants for a total of 180 kW on my farm in Maremma, in the province of Grosseto. On the Montelattaia farm (www.montelattaia.com), in addition to growing 15,000 tons per year of biomass necessary to feed the biogas plant, LeoVerde, a very high quality extra virgin olive oil, is produced and marketed.

Since 2014 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables S.P.A.



Paolo Pietrogrande
Independent Director and Lead Independent Director
Paolo Pietrogrande
Independent Director and Lead Independent Director
Paolo Pietrogrande
Independent Director and Lead Independent Director

Paolo Pietrogrande is currently Managing Partner, Netplan Management Consulting, LLC, a company that implements radical corporate change, restructuring and repositioning of large organizations and is a member of the following Boards of Directors: A, Neodecortech SpA (stock listed decorative paper manufacturer), MAPs Group S.p.A. (stock listed big-data management).

A chemical engineer by training, he holds a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rome, and has received management training at the California Institute of Technology, Insead and the GE Learning Center in Crottonville. Paolo Pietrogrande has held positions as CEO or Executive Chairman in companies including Enel Green Power, 9REN/Gamesa Solar, Element Power Solar, Solopower, Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, CISE, GOVECS GmbH, Atmos Holding SpA, Solar Energy Italia, and Vice President of CHI Energy and EGI.

He has held executive positions at General Electric, Bain and Kinetics Technology International BV. At KTI, he began his professional career as a junior process engineer in the R&D division in California in 1981.

He has served, among others, on the Boards of Directors of Pirelli, Ryanair, Camco, Iren, SMRE, Ducati Motor (all publicly traded), Trinergy and ENI Acqua and as Scientific Director of the Executive Master in Business Administration at the Bologna Business School, University of Bologna, where he still regularly teaches leadership skills. He teaches Business Administration and Governance at the University of Salerno, and has taught at Columbia University, Luiss, Isida (Palermo).

Since 2017 he has been a member of the board of directors of Falck Renewables S.P.A.


Silvia Stefini
Independent Director
Silvia Stefini
Independent Director
Silvia Stefini
Independent Director

Silvia Stefini was born in Varese, she graduated in Political Economy at Bocconi University in Milan. She then obtained an MBA in Finance at City University Business School in London and an advance professional diploma in corporate governance (FT Non-Executive Director Diploma).

She works as Independent Director and advisor on risk management and corporate governance issues.  Since April 2019, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of Italgas S.p.A. and a member of the Control and Risk and Related Party Transactions Committee and the Nominating and Compensation Committee of the same company. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of Chapter-Zero Italia (international association on climate change) and of the Reflection Group on Risk Governance of Nedcommunity.

Until 2018, she had an international career working in Europe and the United States for 28 years for American multinationals: the General Electric Group (14 years in the GE Power Services division, 3 years in GE Oil & Gas and 4 years in GE Capital); McKinsey (5 years) and the Standard & Poor's Group (2 years). Her management activities have included regional and global roles in the areas of: commercial direction, risk management, product development for the energy transition, structured finance, leadership of complex organizations.

She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables S.p.A. since May 2020 and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.