Board of Directors

Massimo Zanetti

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Born in Villorba (Treviso), on February 12, 1948.
He obtained an honorary degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Camerino. In 1973 he acquired the Segafredo roasting plant in Rastignano (Bologna) and started a process of expansion abroad, beginning from European countries then continuing to every continent through the acquisition of new companies, roasting plants and plantations, creating the first private Group in the world in the coffee industry, fully integrated through the oversight of the entire production chain. From 1994 to 1996 he was a Senator of the Italian Republic. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of the Issuer and Chairman of several Group companies.

Matteo Zanetti (**)

Director
Born in Treviso on March 8, 1977.
In 1996 he obtained a High School Diploma in Accounting with specialization in Business Management at the College Pio X in Treviso. From 1997 to 2000 he continued his studies at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Political Science, and at the University of Florence. From 2000 to 2002 he had various work / training experiences in Group companies. Between 2002 and 2003 he founded Segafredo Zanetti Coffee System S.p.A. and became its Chairman, a position he currently holds. He is also a director of the Issuer and of several Group companies.

Laura Zanetti (**)

Director
Born in Treviso on March 12, 1974.
She earned a degree in law from the University of Bologna. She practiced law at the law firm Bernini in Bologna while working with the legal department and foreign trade office of Segafredo Zanetti S.p.A. Since its foundation in 2007, she has been a director of, and has managed, the Zanetti Foundation Onlus, which helps disadvantaged children in Italy and in the world. She is also a director of the Issuer and of several Group companies.


 

Sabrina Delle Curti (*)

Director
Born in Bassano del Grappa (VI) on 16 May 1975, graduated in law at the University of Parma in 2001, Sabrina started her professional career at a leading Italian law firm, where she mainly dealt with M&A transactions in various industries and developed considerable expertise in capital markets. Fully qualified lawyer in 2005, she worked "in house" with Sopaf S.p.A.. In 2011, she was appointed as General Counsel of Green Hunter S.p.A., where she also held the position of Secretary to the Board of Directors and the company's subsidiaries. Since 2015, she has been General Counsel of the Cerved Group, Director of Cerved Group S.p.A. and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Currently, she is also an independent director of the Issuer.

Massimo Mambelli (**)

Director
Born in Bari on November 14, 1957.
He earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Bologna in 1981. From August 1982 to December 1983 he worked at BNL and from January 1984 to October 1988 at the auditing firm Coopers & Lybrand. In November 1988, he entered the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group holding the position of Administrative Officer of Segafredo Zanetti S.p.A., and was also responsible for the consolidated financial statements. Since November 1993 he assume additional positions at other Group companies, including joining the team that oversaw the Group’s M&A operations. He is currently director of the Issuer and director of several Group companies.

Maria Pilar Arbona Palmeiro Goncalves Braga Pimenta (**)

Director
Born in Lisbon, Portugal on 9 September 1969, is a Portuguese and Australian citizen. She graduated in economics at the University of Porto, Portugal in 1993 and obtained an MBA from the University of Porto Business School in 1999. She was senior auditor at Arthur Andersen, SA in Porto from 1992 to 1994. Thereafter until 2006 she was first assistant at the Administration Department of Segafredo Zanetti Portugal, SA, and then financial controller. From 2006 to 2008 she was managing director at Segafredo Zanetti Portugal, SA. From 2008 to 2015 she was a director at Segafredo Zanetti Australia Pty Ltd and, since February 2014, she was a director at Segafredo Zanetti New Zealand Ltd. From January to June 2016 she held the office of Managing Director of Performance and Commercial Capabilities of the Company. Since December 2016, she has been Managing Director of Brodie Melrose Drsydale & Co Ltd. Since July 2014, she has also been a non-executive director of the Issuer.

Leonardo Rossi (***)

Director
Born in Piacenza on April 12, 1972, he graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. From 1998 to 2000 he worked in the Finance Department at Sisal group and, from 2000 to 2003, in the Strategic Planning Department of Hutchison 3G Italia (nowadays "WindTre"). In 2003 he joined Barilla group as Finance Manager and from 2006 to 2007 he was in Chicago working in the US subsidiary. In October 2008 he worked with Rana group as Finance Manager Export Markets where, until 2011, he followed the European subsidiaries and, from 2001 to 2016, he has been engaged in the start-up of the American subsidiaries in Chicago and New York. Since May 2016 he has been working with the Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. as Finance Director. Leonardo Rossi was appointed Director of the Board of Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group S.p.A. on June 18, 2018. From the same date he has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (in charge also of Compliance, Legal, IT), Director responsible for the internal control and risk management system and Responsible of the Inside Information Management Function.

Giorgio Valerio (*)

Director
Born in Milan on 13 July 1966, graduated in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco in 1989, Giorgio was in charge of Italy's financial markets and institutional investors at Schroder Securities Ltd from September 1989 to 1992. He was subsequently appointed as officer of Mediobanca's Equity investments and special affairs' services, in the advisory, corporate finance and M&A sectors and Corporate Deputy Chairperson of the holding company. In January 2001, he was appointed as Corporate Director for RCS Mediagroup's development, planning and management control. From 2003 to 2005, he acted as the Managing Director of Unidad Editorial SA, a media group based in Spain owned by RCS Mediagroup. From 2006 to 2010, he acted as RCS Quotidiani's Managing Director and held several positions in other RCS Mediagroup companies. Since 2011, he has been Advisor and Venture Capitalist for several companies operating in the TMT and digital sectors. From 2011 to 2013, he was non-executive Director and member of Prelios' Nomination and Remuneration Committee. From 2012 to 2014, Giorgio was Primi sui Motori's Advisor and non-executive Director. This company is listed on the Milan stock exchange and provides Digital Marketing & Advertising B2B corporate services. He was also non-executive Director of the Argenta Group, one of Italy's leading companies in the vending industry. Between 2014 and 2017, he was non-executive Director and member of Telecom Italia's Risk and Control Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Currently he also holds the office of independent director in the Boards of Directors of Banca MPS, SPAC ALP.I. S.p.A. and the Issuer.

Mara Vanzetta (*)

Director
Born in Cavalese (TN) on 16 March 1967, graduated in economics from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 1991, enrolled in the Auditors' Register since 1995.
In the same year, Mara practised the profession in the firm of Mr. Maurizio Maffeis, with whom in 1994, she established the Studio Associato Maffeis - Vanzetta. Since October 2014, she has been Managing Partner of Studio Vanzetta e Associati. Specialised in corporate and tax consulting and corporate restructuring, Mara has worked with many private equity funds and real estate investment funds. She is member of the Board of Directors, Statutory Auditor and member of the Supervisory Board in major Italian and international companies. Currently, she is also an independent director of the Issuer.
(*) Independent director pursuant to Article 148, paragraph 3, of the Italian Consolidated Law on Finance and Article 3 of the Code of Conduct.
(**) Non-executive director pursuant to Article 2 of the Code of Conduct.
(***) Chief Financial Officer