Board of Directors


The board of directors is the body of appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of the E4Impact Foundation.


Letizia Moratti

Businesswoman with 25 years of international activities in finance, insurance, and communications. She is Chairman of the Management Board of UBI Bank and a 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: the first woman elected Mayor of Milan, and in 2008, after Mrs. Moratti Campaign, the City of Milan was awarded to host Expo 2015.

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Founded and chairs E4Impact Foundation is President of the Ethics Committee 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 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

Mario Molteni is a Full Professor of Business Administration and Corporate Strategy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan. He is a 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.

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In 2006, he founded the CSR Manager Network, the Italian of CSR and sustainability managers from the principal 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 the E4Impact Foundation CEO.

Franco Anelli

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 an 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.

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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

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. He 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.

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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).

Veronica Squinzi

Born in 1972, married with two children, she obtained in 1997 her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Milano with a specialization in Corporate Management and Industrial Strategy. She started to work in Mapei SpA as Corporate Controller. During this time of more or less two years, she had the opportunity to travel to all Mapei subsidiaries taking care of both the internal auditing and controlling activities based on the market and the competitors’ analysis. In 2001-2002 she attended an MBA at Bocconi University of Milan.

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Starting from 1999, she moved to Mapei Strategic Planning Department, and she is nowadays Global Development Director, functioning as coordinator of local teams and trait d’unione between subsidiaries and headquarters. From July 2019, she is a member of the Mapei Board of Directors as Corporate CEO; within this role, she also has the responsibility of coordinating the Administration, Finance and Controlling Area. She is member of many Boards of Directors: the General Council of Assolombarda (the Industrial Organization of Lombardia), the Board of American Chamber of Commerce, the Board of the Bank of Italy – Milan Headquarters, the Council Chamber of Joint Italian Arab Chamber (JIAC), the Advisory Board of Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano and the Board of Management of Fondazione Pesenti. Starting from the end of 2019, she is Vice president of the Sassuolo Football Team, and she is a member of the Board of ISPI (Italian Institute for International Political Studies) and the Board of E4 Impact Foundation.

Alberto Piatti

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.

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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 fundraising 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

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 multinational healthcare Group with revenues of more than 1,3 billion Euro, of which 81% from international sales, and more than 3,400 employees.

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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.

Gian Maria Gros-Pietro

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intesa Sanpaolo since April 2016, after being Chairman of the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo from May 2013, he is currently the (non-executive and independent) Chairman of ASTM S.p.A. and the Lead Independent Director of Edison S.p.A.. He is Deputy Vice Chairman of ABI, a member of its Executive Committee and a member of the Corporate Governance Committee of Borsa Italiana. At LUISS University, where he currently sits as a member of the Board of Directors, he served as Head of the Department of Economics and Business from 2004 to 2011. 

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Full professor of Business Economics first at Turin University and then at LUISS University, from 1974 to 1995 he was the Manager of the Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth, the main body of CNR, the Italian National Research Council, in the economic field. He was an Independent Director at Fiat for nine years (2005-2014), also chairing the Audit Committee, and was the Chairman of Atlantia from 2002 to 2010. Worth mentioning among his previous assignments is the role of Chairman of ENI (1999-2002) and IRI (1997-1999). At banking level, he was a Director at Credito Valtellinese (2010-2012), Chairman of Credito Piemontese (2009-2011), a Senior Advisor for Italy of Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (2005-2009), a member of the European Advisory Board of Rothschild & Cie Banque (2002-2005), a Director of Banca CRT (2000-2002). 

Gaetano Castellini

Born in 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 an 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.

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In 2013 he founded his Advisory Company “GCC Relations” focus on International and Institutional Relations, in 2016 he co-founded. “B2G Strategy” dedicated to strategic consulting on culture. He wrote a book: “The Candidacy. Expo: The true story of an Italian success”.

Andrea Perrone

Andrea Perrone is a 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. Prof. Perrone is the Director of the Master in Family Banking and of the Master in Banking, Finance, and Regulation, both at UCSC. He has published extensively in the field of law and economics, securities regulation, corporate law, and contract law.

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Professor Perrone is a 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, a UCSC based research center for church entities and other non-profit organizations, and serves as the President of Spe Salvi Foundation, established to foster inter-university cooperation between Italy and Africa.

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