The Issuer's Board of Directors consists of 10 members and will remain in office until the date of approval of the financial statements as at 31 December 2025

Gianpiero Calzolari

Chairman of the Board


Gianpiero Calzolari, born in Monzuno (BO) on 12 December 1955, obtained a classics secondary-school leaving certificate from Bologna’s Minghetti high school in 1973, followed by a degree in Agricultural Sciences from Bologna University.

He was mayor of the municipality of Monzuno from 1984 to 1991. A founder member of the Avola Agroforestry Cooperative, he was chairman of its Board from 1991 to 1996. 

Mr Calzolari has been in charge of the Agrofood sector of Legacoop Bologna since 1998. He held the position of President of Anca Legacoop Emilia-Romagna and Vice President of the national Anca Legacoop from 2001 to 2004.

President of Legacoop Bologna from 2004 to 2014, in 2007 he was appointed President of Granlatte, the holding company of Gruppo Granarolo. In 2009, Mr Calzolari took on the role of President of Granarolo S.p.A. He has been President of BolognaFiere S.p.A. since 2017.


Rosa Grimaldi*

Deputy Chairman of the Board

Rosa Grimaldi, born in Pagani (SA) on 10 November 1972, obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering from Turin’s Politecnico in 1996, the following year receiving a licence to practice as an engineer from Milan’s Politecnico.

In 1997, Ms Grimaldi completed a one-year Master’s course in Technology and Innovation Management at Sussex University; in 2001, she obtained a PhD in Economic and Engineering Management from the University of San Marino.

She has been a full professor at Bologna University’s  School of Engineering since 2016.

Ms Grimaldi has published several articles in specialist national and international journals on partnerships between innovation-focused enterprises, the creation of new public research companies, entrepreneurship, and technological transfer.

She was a member of the 15-19 GEV Third Mission evaluating university researchq. She has been a Board member of MAPS S.p.A.. since 2021.



Antonio Bruzzone


Antonio Bruzzone, born in Genoa on 6 September 1967, graduated in Political Science.

After being in charge of Genoa Airport’s commercial section, Mr Bruzzone became head of sales at Festival Crociere.

From 2001 to 2004, he held his first position in the trade-show sector as head of sales for Genoa’s Exhibition Centre. He became Commercial Director of BolognaFiere in 2005, holding the same position at Rome’s trade show organization from 2006 to 2013.

From 2013 to 2015, he returned to Genoa as CEO and Director of Organization and the Market of the Genoa Exhibition Centre. Mr Bruzzone has been General Manager of BolognaFiere since 2015.

He is Vice President of the Italian Association of Exhibition Centres and Vice President of the European chapter of the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry.

Franco Baraldi


Franco Baraldi, born in Bologna on 29 December 1968, graduated in Economics and Business from Bologna University, subsequently obtaining a diploma from the specialist School of Public Administration, a PhD in Economics and Agricultural and Food Policy, and a Master’s certification in Digital Transition Management organized by Centro Studi Locali S.p.A. in partnership with the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Pisa.

Since 1999, Mr Baraldi has been a certified Financial Consultant enrolled in Italy’s only official Register.

He worked as an administrative assistant at Bologna University from February 2001 to May 2002, and from 2002 to 2008 as the officer in charge of the technical and scientific side of the University.

From 2008 to 2013, he headed the Strategic Support and Communications Section and was executive head attached to the Vice-Chancellor’s office of Rome’s Sapienza University.

From 2013 he has held several positions of responsibility at the Bologna Chamber of Commerce, where he is in charge of Digital Transition.

He served as a Board member of Bologna Congressi S.p.A. from 2016 to 2018. Mr Baraldi is also Chairman of Bologna Welcome S.r.l..

Stephen Andrew Carter*


Stephen Andrew Carter (Baron Carter), born in Falkirk (UK) on 12 February 1964, graduated in Law from the University of Aberdeen in 1987, subsequently completing an Advanced Management programme at Harvard Business School. In 2010, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from his former university.

In 1995, Mr Carter was manager of J. Walter Thompson Company UK & Ireland, becoming its CEO in 1997, and from 2000 to 2003, General Manager of UK Cable TV Company NTL UK & Ireland.

From 2003 to 2007, he was the founder and CEO of Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, and from 2007 to 2015, served as trustee of the Royal Shakespeare Co. In 2007, he was also appointed CEO of Brunswick Group LLP.

In 2008, Mr Carter was chief of strategy and principal advisor to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, subsequently becoming the PM’s communications minister in the House of Lords, and then Parliamentary Under-Secretary (also in 2009). He was created Baron Carter of Barnes.

In 2010, Baron Carter was appointed Vice President of UNICEF, and, in 2015, President of Henley Festival. From 2017 to 2020, he served as non-executive Director with the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

From 2014 to 2022, Baron Carter was non-executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc, and its Chairman from 2016 to 2022. He was appointed CEO of Informa in 2013.

Celso Luigi De Scrilli*


Luigi Celso De Scrilli,  born in Pesaro on 12 July 1957, graduated in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Bologna in 1983.

From 1984 to 1986, he was head of production and assistant to the Sales Manager of Palata S.p.A., and from 1986 to 1987, completed an internship at the Soil Laboratory of the University of Maryland.

He has served as Vice President of Confcommercio Ascom Bologna, Confcommercio Emilia-Romagna and advisor to the Bologna Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Celso De Scrilli is Honorary Chairman of Best Western Italia after being its Chairman from 1999 to 2013.

Since 2006, he has been Chairman of Federalberghi Bologna and is also a member of the National Federalberghi Management Board.

Cathy La Torre*


Cathy La Torre, born in Erice (TP) on 31 August 1980, obtained a Master’s degree in Law from the Universities of Bologna and Murcia, subsequently completing specialist courses in Data Protection, and Innovation and Digital Law. She is enrolled in the Bologna chapter of Italy’s Bar Association.

She participated as a Senior Expert in the development and roll out of European-funded projects (PNRR - PON - PAL).

Ms La Torre is founder and CEO of the legal practice WildSide Human First Legali Associate. An expert and consultant in digital communications, company digitalization, and diversity inclusion and management, she was scientific coordinator at Formez PA for the diversity-inclusion digital platform project of the Public Administration.

She is the Data Protection Officer for local authorities and an Equal Opportunities Consultant with the office of the prime minister.

Teresa Lopilato*


Teresa Lopilato, born in Stradella (PV) on 20 September 1969,  graduated in Law in 1998 from the University of Bologna, followed in 2019 by a Master’s degree in Sports & Management from the Sole 24 Ore Business School.

She has worked as an accountant and auditor with the Rocco di Torrepadula practice since 2000, and was the Italian National Olympic Committee’s (CONI) Provincial Delegate from 2019 to 2021.

Since 2021, she has been President of Bologna Sport Marathon S.S.D. a r.l. and member of the Technical and Scientific Committee of CONI Emilia-Romagna’s Regional School for Sports.

Marco Palmieri*


Marco Palmieri, born in Milan on 10 August 1965, is a founder partner of the company Piquadro di Palmieri Marco e Savigni Roberto S.n.c., manufacturing leather goods under contract since 1987. In 1998, the company Piquadro S.p.A. began marketing its production under its own name, and in 2007, Mr Palmieri became its Chairman and CEO.

He has held and currently  holds several key positions in Piquadro S.p.A., The Bridge S.p.A., Piqubo S.p.A., Lancel Sogedi SA, and in the Famiglia Palmieri Foundation, which he established.

Valerio Veronesi


Valerio Veronesi, born in Bologna on 21 September 1958, obtained an Industrial Technician diploma from Bologna’s Istituto Aldini Valeriani.

In 1979, he was the sole founder and administrator of the company Euroma Macchine S.r.l..

From 2009 to 2021, he served as the President of CAN, the National Confederation of SMEs and craft businesses. From 2013 to 2021, Mr Veronesi was a member of the board of Gruppo Società Artigianato – G.S.A. S.r.l., and from 2018 to 2022, sat on the General Council of Assocamerestero,  the Association of  Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad.

He currently holds executive positions in companies  operating in the transport and technological industries.

*Directors in possession of the independence requirements pursuant to Article 148, paragraph 3, of the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF), as referred to by Article 147-ter, paragraph 4, of the TUF