In accordance with Article 16 of the new By-laws, we will continue to be managed by a Board of Directors composed of a minimum of five to a maximum of nine members, as appointed by the ordinary shareholders’ meeting. On March 13, 2020, the shareholders’ meeting resolved on a number of nine members, nominating the Board of Directors which will hold the position until the approval of the balance for the year ended December 31, 2022.
Ms. Valentini was born in Bologna on August 19, 1942 and graduated from the Liceo Scientifico Augusto Righi in Bologna in 1960. In 1985, she started the production and marketing of filtering systems, founding GVS di Valentini Grazia e C. - s.n.c., which evolved into the Group. Since 1985, she has served in different roles and managerial positions within the Group. Since 2013, she has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Grace di Grazia Valentini, a company operating in the fashion industry.
Mr. Scagliarini is the CEO of the Group, at the top of the entire organizational structure of GVS.
With over 35 years of experience, he has led the division operating in the medical sector and turned it into the most successful division of the Group.
Born in Bologna on August 3, 1965, and earned a degree in accounting from the I.C. Renato Fucini Institute in Rome.
He began his career as an operator for Diego Nardi S.n.c. of San Giovanni in Persiceto.
In 1985, he joined GVS as an operator quickly moved to a role in commercial sales in the medical sector, and then became a sales manager.
Over the years, he has taken on increasing responsibilities for GVS’ activities, dealing with marketing and quality control.
Since 1995, Mr. Scagliarini has also managed human resources and trade union relations.
In 2002, he also took over the general management of GVS do Brasil, and currently holds various positions and managerial roles in most of the companies.
Since 2004, he has worked in GVS general management.
Marco ScagliariniExecutive Director
Mr. Scagliarini was born in Rimini on August 25, 1964.
After completing his studies, he joined GVS in 1987 and he dedicated himself to management.
He has held various managerial positions within the Company, and he currently oversees our Energy & Mobility division.
In addition, Mr. Scagliarini holds various roles within the companies that we control, including the role of Chief Executive Officer for GVS Real Estate S.r.l.
Mario SacconeExecutive Director
Mr. Saccone was born in Naples on December 31, 1967.
He graduated with a degree in Economics and Commerce from the University Federico II of Naples in 1993.
Subsequently, he obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Profingest Bologna (which later became the Bologna Business School, part of the Alma Mater Studiorum of Bologna) in 1995.
In 1996, he joined GVS as an assistant to the administrative manager. In 1998, he was appointed our Head of Planning and Control, which came with added responsibility for various organizational areas, including Administration, Finance, Control, and Human Resources.
Since 2002, he has been a member of the Board of Directors and currently holds managerial roles in various companies that we control.
He current holds the position of Chief Financial Officer.
Matteo ViolaExecutive Director
Mr. Viola was born in Mantova on September 17, 1974.
He graduated with a degree in Business Economics at the University of Parma.
He began his career in 1999 at Burgo Group, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in the area of management control. In 2008, he left Burgo Group to join GVS as a Controller.
In 2012, he took on the role of Vice-President of the System & Process Division, with responsibility for our information systems and process optimization, as well as functions relating to management control.
Since 2013, he has served as our Chief Operating Officer. In 2017, he was appointed member of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the newly-acquired U.S. subsidiary GVS Filtration Inc.
Since January 2018, he has also been a member of the Board of Directors.
Nadia ButtignolIndipendent Director
Ms. Buttignol was born in Portogruaro (VE), on January 25, 1977 and graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the Luigi Bocconi Commercial University in 2001. After serving in various capacities at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup, in 2003 she joined the Corporate Finance division of Lazard & Co. Milan office in 2003. Subsequently, from 2006 to 2007, she was an associate in the Corporate Finance & Origination team at the London office of Dresdner Kleinworth. In 2007, she joined the private equity fund Palladio Holding S.p.A., where she currently holds the position of manager.
Arabella CaporelloIndipendent Director
Born in Ortona (CH) on 20 September 1972, she graduated in Economics and Business from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 1996.
After several stints as a financial analyst with General Electric and Gallo & C. (Mediobanca), she joined Advent International - Private Equity Funds in 1999 as a senior associate. After a brief period as Head of Business Development /M&A for the Humanitas Group, from 2006 to 2012, she held the position of Vice President Investindustrial Advisor S.p.A.
Subsequently, in 2012 she joined Banca Popolare di Milano as Executive Assistant to the Management Board, before moving in 2014 to the Lugano office of Investindustrial Advisor to cover the role of senior vice president. From 2016 to 2018, she served as General Manager of Milan City Council.
Since 2018, she has been advising private equity funds in their investment activities in small-mid cap companies active in the Italian market. She has held board positions in several Italian companies, including listed ones. Starting from May 2021, she has been in charge in Italy of the private equity funds managed by L Catterton Europe.
Alessandro NasiIndipendent Director
Born in Turin on 18 April 1974, he graduated in Business Administration from the University of Turin in 2002.
After several national and international experiences, as financial analyst at Europlus Asset Management, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan, in 2005 he joined the Fiat Group as Corporate Business Development manager.
In 2008, he joined CNH Industrial, a Fiat Group listed company, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors. Also within the Fiat Group, he has held various management and administrative positions in the group's domestic and foreign companies.
Since April 2019, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Iveco Defence and in November of the same year he joined the Advisory Board of Lego Brand Group.
He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Comau since June 2020 and Chairman of Astra since April 2021.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Iveco Group since January 2022. He is deputy chairman of Exor and sits on the board of Giovanni Agnelli NV.
Michela SchizziIndipendent Director
Born in Viareggio (LU), on 30 August 1982, she graduated in Law from La Sapienza University of Rome in 2006. In 2009, she also obtained an LLM in European Law from King’s College London.
In 2006, she joined the Rome office of the international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP as an associate. In 2012, she joined Snam S.p.A., where she held the position of Senior Vice President Regulated Business Legal Affairs.
Within the Snam group affiliates, she also served from 2015 to 2018 as a member of the board of directors and audit committee of some of the Group’s foreign companies. In 2020, she moved to the holding company of the Allianz insurance group where she is in charge, within the legal department, of the group's worldwide M&A transactions.