BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The board of directors of Natuzzi S.p.A. currently consists of seven members, all of whom were elected at the Company’s annual general shareholders’ meeting held on April 30, 2018. All of the members of the board of directors were elected for a three-year period. The Directors of the Company are as follows:
Pasquale Natuzzi, currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. He founded the Company in 1959. Mr. Natuzzi held the title of sole director of the Company from its incorporation in 1972 until 1991, when he became the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Natuzzi has creative skills and is directly involved with brand development and product styling. He takes care of strategic partnerships with existing and new accounts.
Antonia Isabella Perrone
Antonia Isabella Perrone is a Non-executive Director and is involved in the main areas of Natuzzi Group management, from the definition of strategies to retail distribution, marketing and brand development, and foreign transactions. In 1998, she was appointed sole director of a company in the agricultural-food sector, wholly owned by the Natuzzi Family. She joined the Natuzzi Group in 1994, dealing with marketing and communication for the Italian market under the scope of retail development management until 1997. She has been married to Pasquale Natuzzi since 1997.
Paolo Braghieri is a Non-executive Director of the Company. In 2017 he founded and is the controlling shareholder of G.B.C. S.A., a real estate company. From 2009 through 2016, he served as CEO and general manager of GE Capital Interbanca. From 2004 through 2008 he was a general manager of Interbanca S.p.A. and from 2001 through 2004 he acted as country manager and head of the corporate and investment banking division of ABN Amro in Italy. From 1991 through 2001, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston in London and was responsible for the management of corporate finance transactions involving Italian clients. He started his banking career as a credit analyst at The Chase Manhattan Bank N.A. where he eventually held various positions in the investment banking division of the London, Rome and Milan branches from 1980 through 1991. He served as member of the board of directors and of the executive committee of Sorin S.p.A. (2006 - 2009) and as member of the board of directors of IMA S.p.A. (2004 - 2006). He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan since 2016. He earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan and his MBA from the Polytechnic of Milan School of Management.
Giuseppe Antonio DíAngelo
Giuseppe Antonio DíAngelo is a Non-executive Director of the Company and is currently Executive Vice President of Anglo-America & CIS regions with Ferrero International SA. Before joining Ferrero in 2009, he acquired significant international experience in general management of multinational companies such as General Mills (from 1997 to 2009), S.C. Johnson & Son (from 1991 to 1997) and Procter & Gamble (from 1989 to 1991). Mr. D’Angelo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from LUISS University of Rome in 1988. He received certification from Harvard Business School in the Advanced Management Program in 2004.
Vincenzo Perrone is a Non-executive Director of the Company and is currently Professor of Organizational Theory and Behavior at Bocconi University—Milan, Italy, where he also previously served as Director of the Organizational and Human Resource Management Department of the Bocconi School of Management (1996—2002), Chairman of the Institute of Organization and Information Systems (2001—2007) and Vice-Rector for Research (2008—2012). He was a visiting professor at Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota from 1992 to 1994. He currently serves on the board of publishing company Egea S.p.A. (since June 2009) and of Aviva Italia Holding (since 2015), an insurance company where he also serves as a member of the risk, auditing and remuneration committees. He has prior experience as a member of the board of directors of ClarisVita S.p.A. (2003—2005), ACTA S.p.A. (2004), IP Cleaning S.p.A. (2004—2008) and Società Autostrada Pedemontana Lombarda S.p.A. (2009—2011) and served on the advisory boards of Arthur Andersen MBA S.r.l. (1999—2000) and SAP Italia S.p.A. (2000—2001), as a member of the Technical and Scientific Oversight Board for procurement studies overseen by the Ministry of Economy and Finance – Treasury Department, on board committees responsible for awarding public tenders organized by Consip S.p.A. (2000—2003), on the Technical Committee for Research and Innovation of Confindustria (2004—2008) and on the Technical Commission for Public Finance at the Ministry of Economy and Finance (2007—2008). He has served as the Director of the Bocconi School of Management’s Economia & Management journal and has served as a reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science (editorial board member) and Journal of International Business Studies. He has published several books and articles both in Italian and international journals.
Stefania Saviolo is a Non-executive Director of the Company. She is currently Professor of Management at Bocconi University and SDA Bocconi School of Management where, since 2013, she has been the Director of the Luxury & Fashion Knowledge Center and, since 2001, founder and director of the Master in Fashion, Experience & Design Management in partnership with Fondazione Altagamma. She was a visiting scholar at the Stern School of Business, New York University and also served as a visiting professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She is a member of the board of directors of TXT e-solutions, a listed international software products and solutions vendor, where she is also member of the risk committee and President of the remuneration committee. She has gained expertise in brand and retail management, product marketing and international strategies as a senior consultant for international fashion, luxury and design companies. She is the author and co-author of several books and articles diffused at international level, particularly in the luxury, fashion and design industries.
Ernesto Greco is an Executive Director of the Company. Following the ordinary shareholders meeting held on May 2, 2017, the Board of Directors met on the same day and entrusted Director Ernesto Greco with ad hoc powers to supervise and support activities of the finance staff. Since October 2007 has been the Chief Financial Officer and General Manager for Administration, Control and Information Systems of the Ferragamo Group. He started his professional career working at large chemical companies, including Montedison and Eni, as well as in technology companies such as Hewlett Packard and Wang Laboratories in controllership and finance related positions. From 1989 to 2006 he served as Chief Financial Officer at the Bulgari Group and, from 2006 to 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of the Natuzzi Group.