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 54% independent non-executive directors.
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.
Olov Mikael Kramer
Executive Chairman
Olov Mikael Kramer
Executive Chairman
Olov Mikael Kramer
Executive Chairman

For the last 30 years, Olov Mikael Kramer has been active within Corporate Finance, M&A and Business Development. Since 2015, he is engaged as an advisor to investors and incumbents in the energy infrastructure sector. He is also non-executive director for IIF’s investments in the European onshore wind company Ventient Energy and non-executive director and Chairman for the Finnish district heating and Industrial Energy Solutions company Adven/Värmevärden active in Finland, Sweden and the Baltics. Olov Mikael Kramer was previously employed for 17 years with the energy company Vattenfall. During the time with Vattenfall, he acted for 11 years as VP/ Director and Head of Group Mergers and Acquisitions during its acquisitive expansion to become one of Europe’s largest energy companies. Previous to that position, he was employed at a Swedish-based venture capital group executing turnarounds of distressed companies, real estate portfolio and debt restructuring as well as corporate finance with Swedish bank group Nordea.

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.

John Hoskins Foster
Vice Chairman
John Hoskins Foster
Vice Chairman
John Hoskins Foster
Vice Chairman

John Hoskins Foster has held executive positions at leading power generation companies over the last 30 years. Getting his start in the industry as a lawyer at Dickstein Shapiro he joined J. Makowski Company as General Counsel in 1993. When Makowski transformed into InterGen in the mid-90s, John Hoskins Foster became Senior Vice President in charge of the Latin American region, leading the development, financing, construction and commercial operations of over 2,500 MW in Mexico and other South American countries. He subsequently led Portfolio Management for InterGen’s 15 GW of assets across the globe. In 2006, John Hoskins Foster became Executive Vice President at Competitive Power Ventures focusing on the development of natural gas and wind businesses in the United States and Canada. As CEO of Southwest Generation from 2015 through 2020, he led the turnaround of this IIF portfolio company, through acquisitions and human resource development, to create a gas fired generation business focused on facilitating the transition to a low carbon electric generation sector. In January 2021, he co-leads the merger of Southwest Generation with Novatus to become Onward Energy, a 4 GW North American power platform: where renewable meets reliable. As Executive Chairman of Onward Energy, John Hoskins Foster focuses on strategy, executive development and stakeholder engagement. He has an undergraduate degree from Carleton College and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Alistair Buchanan
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Alistair Buchanan
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Alistair Buchanan
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Alistair Buchanan was appointed as a director of Atlas in February 2020 and is a member of the Audit Committee. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and a member of the Valuation Committee of Electricity North West. Alistair joined KPMG U.K., as a partner in 2013 and chaired KPMG's U.K. power and utilities practice from 2013 to 2018. From 2003 to 2013, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), a non-ministerial government department which serves as the U.K.'s gas and electricity markets regulator. Prior to Ofgem, Alistair Buchanan worked in the financial sector with leading investments banks, as Head of Research, in London and New York.

Alistair Buchanan served as a council member of Durham University and Chair of the University's Remuneration Committee from 2008 to 2021. He also served as a non-Executive Director of Thames Water from 2018 to 2020 and of Scottish Water from 2006 to 2008. Alistair received the CBE medal from the Queen in 2008 with the citation being: "for services to the development of energy policy". Alistair Buchanan holds a B.A. in Politics (Honors) from St. Chad's College, Durham University. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and became a Fellow of the institute (FCA) in 1994.

He has been appointed as an Independent Director and Member of Management Control Committee of Falck Renewables’ Board in July 2022.

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.

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.

Jaime Garcia-Legaz
Independent Director
Jaime Garcia-Legaz
Independent Director
Jaime Garcia-Legaz
Independent Director

Jaime García-Legaz is an Independent Director on the Boards of Nature Investments, AENA Internacional, Canal de Isabel II and Pañalon.

As an Executive Director, Jaime held the position of CEO at AENA (2017-2018) and CESCE (2015-2017). In the past, he has chaired the Bof AENA, CESCE, CIAC, Informa Dun&Bradstreet, ICEX and Invest in Spain.

He also served as Director on the Boards of DIA, Ahorro Corporación Financiera, INECO, Retevisión, Red.es and Club de Campo Villa de Madrid.

Jaime García-Legaz served as Minister of State for Commerce, International Trade and Foreign Investment in the Government of Spain from 2011 to 2015), Member of Parliament (2008-2012), and as an economist at the Spanish Treasury, Banco de España and Spain's President Office.

Jaime has served as a consultant to the OECD, the European Union and the World Bank, including missions to Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria. In the past, he has also been a Professor of Economics at IE Business School and CUNEF Business School.

Jaime García-Legaz holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from CUNEF, a Ph.D. in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (cum laude, with Honors), and belongs to the Spanish State High Corps of Economists since 1994.

He has been appointed as an Independent Director of Falck Renewables’ Board in July 2022.

Patrizia Paleologo Oriundi
Independent Director and Member of Management Control Committee
Patrizia Paleologo Oriundi
Independent Director and Member of Management Control Committee
Patrizia Paleologo Oriundi
Independent Director and Member of Management Control Committee

Patrizia Paleologo Oriundi was graduated in Business Economy (Economia Aziendale) at the Bocconi University, specialisation in Chartered Accountancy, in 1980.

She is a member of the Milan Association of Certified Public Accountants since 1983 and a professional auditor since 1995.

She has been built up her career working for renowned law firm specialized in tax regulation, becoming an expert in consulting for multinational and for non-commercial companies, tax litigations, in addition to legal and administrative control of companies, foundations and associations. She also deals with real estate and insurance companies.

For approximately 30 years, she has been a Member or the Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors or a Member of the Supervisory Board in several companies pursuant to Italian Law 231/01. She is currently Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of the companies of the Helvetia insurance group, Statutory Auditor of Esprinet spa and of Banca Farmafactoring spa, all these companies being listed on the Milan Stock Exchange and, inter alia, Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Virgin Active Italia  spa and Statutory Auditor of Engineering Ingegneria Informatica spa. Previously, she has been Statutory Auditor of the financial and insurance companies of the Zurich group and, in a capacity as Statutory Auditor, she followed World Duty Free spa, a company established as a result of the spin-off of Autogrill spa, in connection with its listing, acquisition by the Dufry group and consequent delisting.

She has been appointed as an Independent Director and Member of Management Control Committee of Falck Renewables’ Board in July 2022.

Sneha Sinha
Director
Sneha Sinha
Director
Sneha Sinha
Director

Sneha Sinha is an Executive Director in the Infrastructure Investments Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, based in London. She has responsibilities for the Group’s investment and asset management activity across power and other infrastructure businesses. Prior to joining the Infrastructure Investments Group, Sneha Sinha worked for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking Group. In this role, she supported clients with the origination, structuring and execution of M&A and capital markets transactions in both domestic and cross-border markets. Sneha Sinha holds a Bachelor in Economics from University College London and a Masters in Financial Economics from the University of Oxford



Silvia Stefini
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Silvia Stefini
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee
Silvia Stefini
Independent Director and Member of Audit and Risk Committee

Silvia Stefini is a member of the Board of Directors of Falck Renewables S.p.A. since May 2020 and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee since July 2022.

She is an independent director and advisor on risk management and corporate governance. She is Chief Risk and Complaince Officer at Equor Capital Partners sgr spa and Chair of Chapter Zero-Italy, the Italian chapter of the Climate Governance Initiative in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. She was a member of the Board of Directors of Italgas S.p.A. from 2019 to 2022.

Until 2018, she had a managerial career in Europe and the United States at the General Electric group (in the power generation and oil & gas sectors), McKinsey and the Standard & Poor's group. Her activities included regional and global roles in the areas of commercial operations and risk management, product development for the energy transition and structured finance.

She graduated in Economics from the Bocconi University in Milan. She then earned an MBA in Finance from the City University Business School of London and international certifications in corporate governance (Insead International Directors Program and FT-Non Executive Director Diploma).

Mark Alan Walters
Director
Mark Alan Walters
Director
Mark Alan Walters
Director

Mark A. Walters is an investment principal in the Infrastructure Investments Group, based in London. He is primarily responsible for leading the Group’s investment activity across the European utilities sector having joined the firm in 2009. Mark A. Walters has previously held board positions at across a number of European utility companies. As a current member of the Värmevärden and Adven board, Mark A. Walters is responsible for providing ongoing strategic guidance to the boards and executives of these portfolio companies. Prior to JPMAM, Mark A. Walters spent time working with Macquarie Capital’s European Advisory team having started his career at Arthur Andersen, and subsequently Deloitte, practicing as a chartered accountant. He holds a B.S.c (Hons) degree from the University of Manchester in England and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.