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Corporate governance

Governance documents


Terms of Reference of the Audit Committee


Terms of Reference of the Remuneration Committee


Terms of Reference of Nomination Committee


Terms of Reference of ESG Committee




Regulations of Shareholders' Meetings of Ferretti S.p.A.


Regulations of the Board of Directors of Ferretti S.p.A.


Related party transactions procedure


Internal Dealing procedure


Procedure for the management and dissemination of inside information


Engagement Policy


Corporate Bodies Diversity Policy

Organisation, Management and Control Model Pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree 231/2001

Code of Ethics

Procedure to Manage Whistleblowing Reports

Board of directors

Board of directors


List of Directors and their Role and Functions

Top Management

Senior management

Mr. Alberto Galassi, aged 57, is our Chief Executive Officer and executive Director. He was appointed to the Board on October 23, 2013 and became our Chief Executive Officer on May 23, 2014. Mr. Galassi is responsible for the formulation of the strategic direction of our Group and the day-to-day management of our Group. Mr. Galassi also serves as director in a number of our subsidiaries. Mr. Galassi started his career as a lawyer, between 1993 and 2000, Mr. Galassi was associated with Studio Legale Capece Minutolo, where he specialized in administrative law and international arbitration. In addition to his legal experience, Mr. Galassi has over 20 years of corporate and business experience, he was a board member at Novico S.p.A., an Italian medical device company between 1995 and 1997. In 2000, he became a board member and a member of the company’s executive committee at Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. (“Piaggio Aerospace”), an industry leader in business aviation and defence and security, where he was responsible for sales and marketing. Mr. Galassi played a crucial role in Piaggio Aerospace’s re-launch and subsequent international success, and he was appointed as chief executive officer of Piaggio Aerospace in 2009. Mr. Galassi left his position to become the Piaggio Aerospace’s chairman in 2014. Mr. Galassi has also been a board member of Manchester City Football Club since June 2012. Mr. Galassi obtained a degree in Law from the University of Modena in 1990 in Italy and was admitted as a lawyer to the Italian Bar Association in 1996.

Mr. Marco Zammarchi, aged 57, joined our Group as the chief restructuring officer of C.R.N. S.p.A. on November 5, 2014 and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of our Company on October 3, 2016. Mr. Zammarchi is mainly responsible for the management of financial matters and of strategic development of our Group. Mr. Zammarchi also serves as a board member of a number of our subsidiaries.

Mr. Zammarchi has over 26 years of experience in financial controlling and was the financial controller/director in various manufacturing companies including Johnson Control Plastics S.p.A., Schmalbach Lubeca Italia S.r.l., Romaco S.p.A. and TI Group Automotive Systems S.p.A. between June 1995 and December 2001. Prior to joining our Group, he worked with Piaggio Aerospace for 12 years from January 2002 and was the chief financial officer of Piaggio Aerospace and director of Piaggio America Inc. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Piaggio Aerospace) between February 2008 and October 2014. Mr. Zammarchi obtained a degree in Economics and Banking at School of Economics and Management "Richard M. Goodwin" — University of Siena in 1994 in Siena, Italy.

Mr. Stefano De Vivo, aged 43, joined our Group as the Chief Commercial Officer on May 29, 2014. Mr. De Vivo is responsible for all of the sales of our Group and its strategy. Mr. De Vivo also serves as director of a number of our subsidiaries and from January 2019 he has also been appointed as the managing director for the Wally brand.

Prior to joining our Group, Mr. De Vivo started his career with Riva S.p.A., from early 2002 to the end of 2006, as a project manager and later served as aftersales manager and Greater China and Asia Pacific manager, where he focused on developing our sales and aftersales network in the Chinese market. After a stint as the director of sales and marketing for the Benetti division, part of Azimut-Benetti S.p.A., from January 2007 to the end of 2011, Mr. De Vivo worked as an independent consultant in Hong Kong, following projects for various leading companies in fashion and automotive groups with a particular focus on the Chinese market from the beginning of 2012 to the end of May 2014. Mr. De Vivo has been appointed as the managing director of Wally Yachts S.A. since January 2019. Mr. De Vivo obtained a BSc degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from University College London in September 2001 in England and an MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology School of Business and Management in December 2013 in Hong Kong.

Mr. Matteo Cecada, aged 50, joined our Group as the Chief Operations & Technical Officer on August 1, 2014. Mr. Cecada is responsible for all operations of serial and semi-customs composite products, the production sites (shipyards), the purchase office, the program management, the engineering and the infrastructure management. He is also the employer for the company (Datore di Lavoro) according to Italian Law on Health and Safety. Mr. Cecada also serves as director in one of our subsidiaries, namely Zago S.p.A.

Mr. Cecada has over 20 years of experience in production management. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Cecada worked in AgustaWestland S.p.A. (now known as Leonardo Helicopter, a subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A) which is one of the most important players in the helicopter industry between September 2011 and July 2014, where he held various positions including the head of Production in Vergiate plant from September 2011 and subsequently the person-in-charge of Vergiate and Tessera F.A.L from December 2012.

Before that, he worked in Piaggio Aerospace since May 2000, where he covered a number of management roles including flight line testing expert, production manager at the Genova Sestri Ponente plant, and was promoted as director of Genova Sestri Ponente plant in January 2009. Mr. Cecada obtained a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Pisa (Italy) in May 1998.

Mr. Giuliano Felten, aged 59, was appointed as the FSD Director of our Company on November 1, 2019. Mr. Felten is responsible for the management and operation of the FSD of our Group and serves as the managing director in one of our subsidiary, Ferretti Group (Monaco) S.A.M. Mr. Felten has over 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining our Group, he worked in Agusta S.p.A. — an Italian state-owned worldwide leader in the helicopter design and manufacturing industry — where he successively served as an international contract manager and program manager from May 1987 until December 1991. In January 1992, he joined Costa Masnaga S.p.A., a family owned rolling-stock manufacturer, as a sales manager and successively held higher positions, including the commercial director and commercial & procurement director of the company. He left Costa Masnaga S.p.A. as general manager in April 2002 when he joined Piaggio Aero S.p.A. as chief commercial officer where he further served as deputy general manager of the company since January 2006. Mr. Felten has served as a member of the board of Pratt&Whitney Canada Turbo Engine Corp. since April 2006, and as the president and chief executive director of Piaggio America Inc. since March 2013. Mr. Felten obtained a legal information and technology certificate in 1981 and a degree in international law at the Catholic University of the Holy Hart in Italy in May 1987. Mr. Felten was admitted to the Italian Association of Company Lawyers in May 1987. He served as a lecturer at the International Law Institute of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart from May 1987 to December 1988.

Mr. Enrico Sgarbi, aged 46, joined our Group as the Director of Communications of our Company on February 2, 2015 and is responsible for strengthening our brands in the global luxury yacht market. Prior to joining our Group, from September 2005 to January 2015, Mr. Sgarbi was the head of communications for Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A., responsible for researching, designing and managing external communication and public relations. He spent over 10 years successfully growing the global presence and position of the company in the business aviation sector and in the security and defense market to make Piaggio Aerospace a pinnacle brand in their market segments. Mr. Sgarbi obtained a degree in Law from the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia in March 2003 in Italy.

Mr. Andrea Brasini, aged 47, joined our Group as the Chief Human Resources & Organization Officer of our Company on January 7, 2020 and is responsible for the human resources and organization management of our Group. Mr. Brasini has over 20 years of experience in human resources management. Prior to joining our Company, from April 2000 to August 2004 in construction company Bentini S.p.A., he started as a human resources generalist and was promoted to HR manager. From September 2004 to January 2008, he served as a human resources director in IRCE S.p.A, where he was responsible for human resources management, and from February 2008 to August 2009, he worked in the company as a human resources manager of the industrial and quality areas. From September 2009 to January 2012, he worked in Fincantieri S.p.A., where he started as a human resources manager and then was promoted as director of the group's organization.

From February 2012 to December 2019, he served as the chief human resources and organization officer in Furla S.p.A. Mr. Brasini obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Political and Sciences in March 2001 in Bologna University (subsidiary Forlì) in Italy. Mr. Brasini held an officer position in the Italian Army for the period from January 1994 to April 1995.

Mr. Cristiano Bozzini, aged 50, was appointed as the Corporate Finance Director of our Company on January 1, 2017. Mr. Bozzini is responsible for treasury, tax, administration, M&A and special projects and supervising the legal department. Mr. Bozzini worked as the chief financial officer in C.R.N. S.p.A. from July 2015 to December 2016. He currently serves as executive director in several subsidiaries of our Company with delegation to finance activities. Before joining our Group in July 2015, Mr. Bozzini worked as a finance director in Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. with responsibility for administration, tax, finance and M&A from October 2005 to June 2015. He worked between September 1998 and September 2005 in one of the big five audit firms, "Deloitte" Italy, as a senior manager in charge of the audit activities of industrial customers of medium-large enterprises of the Genova office. Mr. Bozzini obtained a doctoral degree in Economics in University of Genova in July 1997 in Italy and for one year he served his country with conscript military service.

Mr. Niccolò Pallesi, aged 41, joined our Group as the General Counsel of our Company on May 4, 2020 and is responsible for overseeing all legal, corporate and compliance affairs of our Group. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Pallesi served as an associate in one of the magic circle law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in 2008 and from January 2009 to April 2020, Mr. Pallesi was a senior legal manager of Eni S.p.A, a company listed at Borsa Italiana and New York Stock Exchange (Stock ticker: ENI), being part of the M&A Legal Team as responsible for the downstream business and downstream merger and acquisition transactions of Eni S.p.A.

From 2013 to 2016 Mr. Pallesi served as a contract professor of "Bankruptcy Law and Crisis Management" with the Link Campus University in Rome of Italy. From 2015 to 2019 Mr. Pallesi was appointed chairman of the tarbox legal committee, a committee established among the major international oil & gas companies with the purpose of reviewing and updating the contractual instruments related to the risks’ definition and allocation of responsibilities for into-plane refuelling operations. Mr. Pallesi obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Luiss Guido Carli University in November 2004 in Italy, a master degree (LLM) in international tax law from the University of Leiden in August 2006 in the Netherlands and a master degree (LLM) in business law from University of California Berkeley School of Law in May 2007 in the US. Mr. Pallesi was admitted to the New York Bar Association in May 2008 and to the Italian Bar Association in May 2009. Mr. Pallesi was also admitted to practise as a notary public and real estate agent in the state of New York in 2008.

Ms. Margherita Sacerdoti, aged 38, joined our Group as the Investor Relations, Compliance & Sustainability Manager of our Company on September 30, 2019 and is responsible for engagement with private and public investors, preparation of the annual sustainability report and support to management in addressing ESG strategy and actions, and advising on privacy policy and 231 Model of our Group.

Ms. Sacerdoti has extensive experience in investor relationship, communications and ESG management in listed companies. Prior to joining our Group, she served as an investor relations, sustainability and corporate communications officer in DiaSorin S.p.A., a biotechnology and life science company listed on Borsa Italiana (Euronext) FTSE MIB (stock ticker: DIA) between October 2012 and October 2015, where she was responsible for investor relations management and communication and ESG matter management and served as the investor relations officer in Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., an oil and gas and green chemistry company listed on the Borsa Italiana (Euronext) (stock ticker: MT) between October 2015 and September 2019, where she was responsible for investor relations management and financial market analysis. She is also experienced in international organizations including worked as an assistant to the head of departments of United Nations headquarters in New York and the European Union (European Parliament) in Brussels, where she was responsible for international conference support and document drafting for the UN General Assembly and for the External Relation Committee of the EU Parliament, as well as in various European policy and sustainability think tanks including The Transatlantic Institute (Brussels) and the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (Tel Aviv) as research fellow to work on research projects.

Ms. Sacerdoti obtained a bachelor degree in History and a master degree in International Relations from University of Milan in Italy in February 2006 and April 2008, respectively. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of the Italian Investor Relations Association, the official national association for all listed companies and investor relations professionals in Italy, since July 2020.

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