The board of directors is the body of appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of E4Impact Foundation.
Businesswoman with 25 years of international activities in finance, insurance and communications. Is Chairman of Management Board of UBI Bank and member of the Board of ABI (Italian Banking Association). Public offices: in 1994: first woman ever designed President of RAI- Radio Televisione Italiana; in 2001: Minister for Education, University and Scientific Research in the Italian Government; 2006-2011: first woman elected Mayor of Milan and in 2008, after Mrs Moratti Campaign, the City of Milan was awarded to host Expo 2015.
Founded and chairs E4Impact Foundation, is President of the Ethics Commitee of the Guarantors, Microfinance National Institution and San Patrignano Foundation ONLUS projects, member of the Italian Advisory Board – Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8, of the International Board of Women for Expo 2015 and of the International Board of the Movement for the Positive Economy of Jacques Attali. Among the international awards she has received, in 2008 she was awarded the “Légion d’honneur”In January and in 2014 she was awarded, by the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, the honors of Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana. She received the Honorary Citizenship in Seoul (South Korea), Banjoul (Gambia), Dajabon (Dominican Republic) and Belize.
Mario Molteni is Full Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Strategy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He is Founder of ALTIS, the Graduate School Business & Society of Catholic University, an international research and education institute on impact entrepreneurship and corporate sustainability. From 1993 to 2008, he was the Scientific Director of ISVI, Institute for Business Values, a center of research for Corporate Social Responsibility promoted by important Italian universities, businesses, banks and associations.
In 2006 he founded the CSR Manager Network, the Italian of CSR and sustainability managers from the principle Italian businesses. In 2015 he was named Ashoka Fellow for E4mpact (Entrepreneurship for Impact), a project which currently offers an MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship in 5 African countries. He is the author of numerous books and scientific articles on Corporate strategy, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship. He is E4Impact Foundation CEO.
Franco Anelli holds the positions of Rector and Full Professor of Private Law Institutions at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. After gaining a doctorate in Business Law in 1992 he became Associate Professor of Private Law Institutions in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Università Cattolica. In 1996 he was appointed Full Professor of Family Law for the Faculty of Law at Università degli Studi di Parma and in 1997 became Professor of Private Law in the Faculty of Law at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, where he became Vice Rector in 2004.
He has been Acting Rector of Università Cattolica from November 2011 to 31 December 2012 while the incumbent Rector, Prof Lorenzo Ornaghi, was carrying out government duties.
Pietro Salini has served as Chief Executive Officer of Salini Impregilo (formerly Impregilo) since July 2012. He earned his degree in Economics and Business Administration from La Sapienza University of Rome and began his professional career in 1987 working for the family company, Salini Costruttori SpA, becoming its Chief Executive Officer in 1994, a position he still holds.
Pietro Salini also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Co.Ge.Ma. S.p.A., Sole Director of Pietro Salini & C. s.r.l. and, as such, Deputy Chairman and Member of Board of General Partners of Salini Simonpietro e C. S.a.p.A. He is also a Member of the Board of Confindustria (the main Association representing manufacturing and services companies in Italy) and Executive Committee Member of Assonime (the Association of the Italian joint stock companies).
Giorgio Squinzi, born in 1943, holds a degree in Industrial Chemistry at the Università degli Studi of Milan and a “honoris causa” degree in Chemical Engineering received by Politecnico of Milan. He is CEO of Mapei, an industrial group specialized in chemical products for building, since 1984. He has been President of Federchimica, the Italian Federation of the Chemical Industry from 1997 to 2003 and from 2005 to June 2011.
From October 2010 to September 2012, he has been President of CEFIC, the European Chemical Industry Council, representing 29.000 companies that produce about a quarter of the world’s chemicals. Already a member of Board of Directors and Committee of Confindustria, he has been Vice Chairman of Confindustria appointed to technological innovation and research from July 2003 to May 2004; since May 2010 he is President of the Technical Committee for Europe. He has been President of Confindustria from 2012 to May 2016.
Alberto Piatti works in Eni as Executive Vice President in Responsible and Sustainable Enterprise Unit (under the Chief Services & Stakeholder Relations Officer). Under his responsibilities, he has Eni strategy and implementation for Company worldwide Community Investments Projects, Sustainability Strategic Relations, Sustainability Communication and Reporting. Alberto has a long experience in the no profit and international cooperation sectors.
From July 2013 to January 2015, he was President of AVSI Foundation NGO, starting as General Secretary (2004-2013) and Managing Director (1996). Since his appointment, he transformed the size and presence of the NGO: from 15 original projects to 100, from 12 countries to 38 (in Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Asia). Foundation’s budget increased from 4.5 million to 30 million €, collaborating with Italian Foreign Affairs Ministry, UN agencies, European Commission, World Bank, IDB, USAID, Italian and multinational companies in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility. He developed the fund raising in the private sector bringing the contribution at around 50% of the budget with a network of over 30,000 small donors, and introduced a budget management and control systems certification process. Activities have been focused on urban development, vocational training, micro-entrepreneurship, health, education and family, food security, agriculture, environment. He elaborated projects and built alliances in the field of rural and agribusiness development in Lebanon, Argentina, Congo Brazzaville, Haiti, involving public institutions and international research institutes.
Diana Bracco holds a degree in chemistry from Pavia University, which also awarded her an honorary degree in pharmacy in 2001. In 2004 the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome awarded her an honorary degree in medicine. She is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bracco, a healthcare multinational Group with revenues of more than 1,3 billion Euro, of which 81% from international sales, and more than 3,400 employees.
Diana Bracco is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Centro Diagnostico Italiano, President of the Bracco Foundation, President of the National Life Science Cluster – ALISEI, President of the Confindustria Fondazione Mai, President of the Fondazione Milano per Expo 2015. She has been President of Expo 2015 SpA and Commissioner General of Section for the Italy Pavilion at the Expo Milan 2015. Continuing a family tradition, Diana Bracco has held many positions in the Confindustria community, the Italian Entrepreneurial Association: from 2005 to 2009 she was President of Assolombarda, the Lombard Entrepreneurial Association and President of Federchimica from 2003 until 2005. She has also been Vice President for Research and Innovation in Confindustria. In 2002 Diana Bracco was appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro” (Knight for Labour) by the President of the Republic, and was decorated with Milan City‘s Gold Medal; in 2004 she was named a Knight of the Order of the Grand Cross of the Italian Republic.
Born on 1969. Graduated in Political Sciences at Milan University. He worked in 1996 in the Far East for the IFF Group. Then he continued his career in Schlumberger from 1999 to 2006, dealing with marketing and business development. In 2006 he joined the City of Milan as officer of the Cabinet of International Relations of the Mayor. He had the powers for the Candidature campaign for Expo 2015, where he worked mainly in the Africa Region. He has been advisor of the “Fondazione per lo Sviluppo delle Relazioni fra Italia e Russia” and for the Alliance for Africa Foundation.
In 2013 he founded his Advisory Company “GCC Relations”. He wrote a book: “The Candidacy. Expo: The true story of an Italian success”.
He is Full Professor of Corporate Law & Securities Regulation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (UCSC) in Milan, Italy. He has taught at the Università di Ferrara and has been Visiting Professor at the Université Paris X, the University of Warsaw, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is the Director of the Master in Family Banking at UCSC and has published extensively in the field of law and economics, securities regulation, corporate law, and contract law.
Professor Perrone is name partner at Perrone & Associati, a boutique law firm in Milan specializing in securities regulation, banking law and corporate law. He also serves as an independent director in both financial and industrial companies. Professor Perrone is the Director of CESEN, an UCSC based research center for church entities and other non-profit organizations, and serves as a Director of E4I Foundation and the President of Spe Salvi Foundation, both established to foster inter-university cooperation between Italy and Africa.