Board Of Directors

Board of Directors


Alberto Rubegni

Alberto Rubegni was born in Pisa in 1951 and holds a degree in Civil Engineering.

Since 18 February 2020, He has been President of ASTM S.p.A.

From 2015 to 2020 he was CEO of ASTM S.p.A.

Over the course of his career, he has held various prestigious posts within the infrastructure sector which have seen him at the helm of important companies that lead the way globally in implementing large transport infrastructure projects, hydroelectric works, and civil and industrial construction projects, as well as within the motorway concessions sector.

He has managed some of the biggest infrastructure projects within Italy and internationally (including the creation of the Italian high-speed railway network with the Bologna-Florence, Turin-Milan and Milan-Genoa lines and, internationally, the Panama Canal Expansion Project).

He embarked on his career at the end of the 1970s, overseeing some electric and hydroelectric projects in the Middle East.

When he returned to Italy, he went to work for Girola, which was one of the biggest construction companies in Italy at the time. Girola then merged with Impregilo, the leading general contractor in Italy and one of the biggest construction groups in the world, where he stayed for over 20 years, holding important positions within the holding company and the operating companies of the Group, until becoming its General Manager and then Managing Director from July 2007 to July 2012.

From July 2013 until 2015, he was the Chairman of Itinera SpA, an ASTM subsidiary and a leading construction company in Italy.

He is currently the CEO of Nuova Argo Finanziaria, a holding company owned by the Gavio family (60%) and the Ardian (40%) family, which controls the ASTM Group.

Chief Executive Officer

Umberto Tosoni

Umberto Tosoni was born on 4 March 1975 and graduated with a degree in Engineering Management from the Tor Vergata University of Rome, specialising in Transport Planning.

Since 18 February 2020, He has been Chief Executive Officer of ASTM S.p.A.

After gaining some professional experience abroad, he returned to Italy and joined the Group, going on to hold various roles over the years, including that of CEO of SIAS from November 2018 – until its merger with ASTM in December 2019 – CEO of various licensee companies, including Autostrada dei Fiori, SITAF, SATAP A4 Torino-Milano and A21 Torino-Piacenza, Autostrada Torino-Savona, Autostrada Asti-Cuneo, SAV and CEO of SINELEC, the ASTM Group’s transport technology company.

Franco Moscetti - Vice-Chairman

Born on 9 October 1951, Franco Moscetti graduated with a degree in Industrial Sciences with a focus on Business and Economics from the Akademie Erisau (Switzerland).

He is the founder and CEO of AXEL Glocal Business, a business consultancy firm for strategy, business and financial consultancy.

He is currently chairman of OVS and vice-chairman of Fideuram Investimenti SGR.

His various roles have included: CEO of Il Sole 24 Ore in 2016-2017, CEO of the Amplifon Group (from 2004 to 2017) and, from 1984 to 2004, CEO of Air Liquide Italia.

He was appointed Knight of Labour by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano in 2012.

In 2017, he was awarded “Manager of the Year – Publishing Sector” for his achievements as the CEO of the 24 Ore Group.

He has been an independent director of SIAS S.p.A. since November 2018.

Caterina Bima

Caterina Bima holds a degree in Political Science and Law from the University of Turin and works as a notary, specialising in various areas of civil, commercial, corporate, bankruptcy, fiscal and tax law.

Currently, she is a member of the Supervisory Body of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino. She has previously been a board member for Banca Fideuram and Impregilo SpA, as well as a member of the General Council for the Compagnia di San Paolo.

She is the author of numerous publications and has spoken at many conferences on the topic of corporate law.

Giulio Gallazzi

Giulio Gallazzi holds a Business Economics degree, got his M.B.A. magna cum laude from the SDA Bocconi Business School in Milan in 1990 and subsequently attended Harvard Business School in Boston (USA) as a visiting scholar.

Formerly a senior consultant for a major American management consulting group, in 1994, Giulio Gallazzi joined Valdani & Vicari Associati, one of the largest management consultancies in Italy, and went on to become partner, shareholder and board member.

In 2001, he founded SRI SpA, a company which provides socially responsible finance and business development strategies.

Between 2002 and 2007, SRI experienced steady growth, creating several start-ups and making various strategic acquisitions before becoming the SRI Group in 2009.

Today, the SRI Group Global, formed in 2010, is an international holding company which controls nine companies connected by strong strategic business interdependencies. The Group’s headquarters are in London, and it has operating offices in Milan, Rome, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Mexico City and has established numerous joint ventures in 15 countries worldwide.

Over the years, he has developed significant experience in private equity transactions within the high tech and entertainment sectors, in international finance and in strategic change management to the digital economy.

Giulio Gallazzi also teaches at respected business schools throughout Europe on the topics of International Business Development Strategy, the Organisation of Complex Groups and Sustainable Finance.

Formerly, a director of Ansaldo STS and Banca Carige, he is currently a director of Mediaset SpA.

He has published several pieces and articles on corporate development and sustainable finance.

Giuseppe Gatto

Giuseppe Gatto holds a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Turin and is a business advisor for companies working in the infrastructure and real estate sectors.

He is the founder of A.G. Energia Srl, a company working in renewable energy generation from solar panels. He started his career at Impresit SpA, a construction company which is part of the FIAT Group, and went on to become its Chief Financial Officer and then General Manager.

In 1983, he was instrumental in bringing about the first merger in Italy between the two biggest construction companies (Cogefar and Impresit), which led to the founding of Impregilo, and he remained the CEO and Deputy Chairman of Impregilo until 2002.

Patrizia Michela Giangualano

Patrizia Michela Giangualano holds a degree in Economics and Business from Bocconi University, specialising in Corporate Finance, and a Master’s in Tax Law.

She is an independent director and member of the Board of Directors and Risk Committees of the Mondadori Group and Epta and a director of SEA Aereoporti.

She is a lecturer and coordinator at universities, associations and on masters in the areas of governance, risk, controls and compliance.

After first working in Montedison’s Strategy Department as a business analyst, she joined IBM, where she took on more and more responsibilities, rising from marketing manager to general manager and board member. She was a senior manager in financial services at Ernst & Young and then went on to work at A.T.Kearney, consulting for major national companies on various transformation and development processes. She joined Capgemini in 2005 as the head of banking and retail banking value propositions coordinator, with the title of vice-president. From 2007 to 2016, she was an associate partner at PwC and has consulted on governance, risk and compliance since 2010. From 2016 to 2019, she was a Director of UBI Banca.

Currently, she is a consultant for leading companies on the topics of governance, integrated control systems, 231 regulations and support for SBs, non-financial statements and business transformation.  She is a member of the Scientific Committee for the Sole24Ore Business School for the following Master programs: Board members and statutory auditors of public and private companies and corporate sustainability management (strategy, governance, risk management and ESG performance).

Venanzio Iacozzilli

Venanzio Iacozzilli holds a degree in Civil Engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome and currently consults for ITALTEL on civil infrastructure and integrated facilities.

From 1997 to 2018, he held various prestigious positions at the TELECOM/TIM group, first as the head of the regional organisational structure, then as head of the organisational structure of Telecom Italia Real Estate and as the head of the organisational structure of Telecom Italia Infrastructures & Energy and, lastly, as Special Project Head for “5G Infrastructure Deployment” for TIM.

He was also the CEO of Olivetti Multi Services and a board member of INWIT within the Telecom Italia Group.

He started his career in the civil construction sector as head of operational units at Cozzani & Silvestri and Intercantieri.

Fabiola Mascardi

Fabiola Mascardi holds a degree in Law and a PhD in International Law.

She teaches Law and European Transport Policy as part of the Antitrust and Market Regulation Master’s Programme at the Tor Vergata University of Rome. She is also a visiting professor for the Economics and Utilities Management course at the Engineering Management faculty at Genoa University.

She is a board member of Ansaldo Energia, a company that manufactures gas and steam turbines and constructs turnkey power stations. She is also a board member of Enav, an air traffic control management company, and a member of the Governing Body of the Teatro Carlo Felice Foundation.

She has served as the Chairwoman of IREN Ambiente S.p.A., as well as member of the Board of Directors of IREN S.p.A., a multi-service company which works in electricity and district heating production and distribution, in the integrated water cycle and waste collection and disposal.

She is a business consultant on issues related to Institutional and International Relations, Communication and Business Development.

She was an administrator of the  European Commission from 1993 to 2003. Specifically, she was a member of the Merger Task Force, Directorate General for Competition, the Cabinet of Commissioner Monti and the Cabinet of Vice-President de Palacio, also heading up EU Transport Policy for her.

Rosario Mazza

Born on 27 October 1983, Rosario Mazza holds an Engineering Management degree from the Polytechnic University of Milan.

He is currently the Managing Director for Infrastructure at Ardian and Director of Ardian Italia, GESAC, 2i Aeroporti, SAGAT, Software Design, 2i Rete Gas, HISI srl, and Genesi 1. He is a former board member of SIAS SpA.

Previously, he was a financial analyst for the Valiance Infrastructure Fund (sponsored by Assicurazioni Generali) and a project financial analyst for BNP Paribas.

Valentina Mele

Valentina Mele holds a degree in Economics and Management of Public Administrations and International Institutions from Bocconi University in Milan, a Master’s degree in Public Administration & Public Policy from Columbia University, a PhD in Economics and Management of Business and Public Administration from the Tor Vergata University of Rome and a PhD in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

Currently, she is an Associate Professor at Bocconi University within the Social & Political Sciences Department, Course Director for the Masters Programme in Economics & Management of Government and International Organisations, a Member of the Sustainability Advisory Board of the European Aluminium Association, Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy at Princeton University and permanent visiting professor for Corporate Citizenship and Public Private Partnerships at the University of Geneva.

She has served as an expert for International Bodies (the OECD and the EU) and Italian Ministries (Department of Public Administration and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology), as well conducted considerable scientific work and written many articles and international publications.

She has been an independent director of SIAS S.p.A.

Andrea Giovanni Francesco Pellegrini

Born on 10 September 1964, Andrea Giovanni Francesco Pellegrini holds a degree in Business Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

He earned an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA).

He is the senior advisor to the National Institute of Promotion at Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, as well as a partner at Thalia Advisors, a strategic consulting firm.

He was an independent director of SIAS S.p.A., as well as senior advisor to Long Term Partners.

He has held prestigious positions in the banking and financial world at Barclays Bank, as senior credit analyst, at the London and New York offices of Lehman Brothers, as Associate Vice President at Merrill Lynch, for which he was also the Chairman of the Public Sector, EMEA and Head of Investment Banking Italy, and lastly, at Nomura, where he was Country Manager, Head of Investment Banking in Italy and a member of the EMEA Operating Committee of Investment Banking.

Barbara Poggiali

Barbara Poggiali holds an Engineering degree from MIT, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA., earning her Bachelors in 1984, Masters in 1985, and PhD in 1987.

She started her career at  McKinsey & Co., and then went on to Bain.

From 1995 to 2000, she worked at Omnitel (now Vodafone Italy) as a Strategy Director then as a Marketing & Consumer Sales Director.

Afterwards, she worked at E. Biscom S.p.A. (now Fastweb) as Chief Operating Officer until 2002, then moving to Cable and Wireless Plc. as Mobile Group Director.

From 2004 to 2011, she was Chief Development Officer at the RCS Mediagroup and, lastly, from 2009 to 2011, she was CEO and General Manager of Dada S.p.A..

From 2014 to 2017, she held the role of Strategic Marketing Director at Poste Italiane S.p.A., and Chairwoman of PosteMobile.

She is currently an independent director of several listed companies: Falck Renewables S.p.A. (from 2012), ASTM Autostrade Torino-Milano (from 2013) and SnaiTech S.p.A (from 2013). She is also a director of Bocconi University.

Giovanni Quaglia

Born in Cuneo in 1947, Giovanni Quaglia holds a degree in Literature and is a professor of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Turin (Department of Management – Economics and Business Administration Faculty), statutory auditor and journalist. Professor Giovanni Quaglia is also Chairman of the CRT Foundation.

He has proven experience in managing listed companies, bodies, institutions, cultural associations and non-profit organisations.

The various roles he currently holds include Chairman of the Support Committee of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Asti-Cuneo SpA and SATAP SpA (Turin-Milan and Turin-Piacenza motorway concessionaires).

From 1988 to 2004, he was the President of the Province of Cuneo.

He was a Member of the Unicredit Board of Directors until 2015, as part of the Corporate Governance, HR and Nomination, Related Parties and Equity Investments and Supervisory Board Committees.

In regard to ACRI (the association of Italian Foundations), he was a member of the Board of Directors, the Statutory Auditors and the President’s Bureau (2004-2012).

He is a Knight of the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic.

Micaela Vescia

A lawyer to the Court of Milan, Micaela Vescia graduated maxima cum laude from Tor Vergata University in Rome and specialised at the A. C. Jemolo Regional Institute for Legal Studies of Lazio in Civil, Commercial, Corporate and Civil Procedure Law.

She has worked with the Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Law Firm, providing legal assistance in ordinary and extraordinary corporate law (M&A and Corporate Governance) and commercial law for private and public companies, as well as legal and corporate litigation.

She is currently Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of ATM S.p.A.

She has been an independent director of SIAS S.p.A.

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