Board of Directors
Born in Milan on 8 October 1968, after completing his educational path and after a few years’ work stint in the world of communication and congress travel, he was CEO and Client Director for a company specialized in events, incentive travel and congresses from 1992 to 1999. In 2000, together with two partners, he set up Sinergie and has since been its CEO and COO. Since listing, he has been CEO of the Issuer.
At the 2018 BEA (Best Event Award) edition, he was honoured as “Best Event Manager” with the Jury’s citation “for his efforts to bringing an industrial vision and approach to live communication and, in general, to integrated communication. Creator of SG Company, the first Italian company in the world of integrated communication to have completed the full path of certification and listing on the Stock Exchange, he is the mastermind behind the virtuous path of growth that started back in 2000. A clear vision of the short, medium and long term together with the ability to have systematized skills and the right people in key roles, helping the Group to stay abreast of the changes in the market, make Davide Verdesca a complete and in many ways unique manager in the communications landscape”.
In 2020, he joined the Board of Directors of Associazione AssoAIM, and is responsible for non-institutional communication.
A manager boasting some 30 years of professional experience, Francesco Merone has worked for owner-run SMEs as well as for listed companies and international consulting firms. He considers business organization and governance development to be a crucial element at every company level.
His path is finance focused, but he has recently ventured into other business areas as well. Francesco has managed numerous structural and system implementations, enhancing his expertise in both Information Technology and Human Resources by managing several HR departments. His most significant career experiences include his position as Finance Manager at Dasit Group and as Manager at PwC. Francesco was CFO in owner-run companies such as Polti S.p.A. and Consonni International Contract as well as for EGM listed companies such as Clabo S.p.A. and Casta Diva Group S.p.A. (where he was also General Manager). He also held positions on various boards of directors, mainly with finance responsibilities. In May 2020, Francesco joined SG Group serving as Director and CFO of the Issuer, where he is also Investor Relator.
A Master’s degree in Communication and Event Organization from the Milan Trade Polytechnic and then Project Manager at MGR (now AIM Group), a leading organizer of Medical Congresses in Italy and abroad.
In 2000 he set up Sinergie S.r.l., where he was CEO (together with Davide Verdesca) and later CFO, contributing to the exponential growth and development of the company that led in 2018 to the listing of the parent company SG Company SB S.p.A. on the AIM Italia market (today Euronext Growth Milan).
Now a Corporate Consultant and Member of corporate Boards of Directors, he deals with organizational analysis to support entrepreneurs and managers in improving corporate performance and process efficiency.
He has held and currently holds various positions in corporate bodies, is the owner of STS Studio Tributario Societario Mantegazza and partner at MN Tax & Legal, professional firms of certified public accountants and attorneys offering advisory in tax, corporate and regulatory matters. He is currently also a Board Member and CFO of 4AIM SICAF S.p.A, and over the years he has advised a number of international Private Equity Funds.
Born in Reggio Calabria on 18 October 1972, he graduated in political economy at the Bocconi University of Milan. After several academic stints as a professor, he has held the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Policy Analysis and Public Management at the Bocconi University of Milan since 2009. He was Visiting Professor, inter alia, at Paris School of Economics (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in February 2010, and Visiting Researcher at the European Central Bank from 2012 to 2015 and at London School of Economics from 2015 to 2016. He has held numerous positions at national institutions, such as the Ministry of Economic Development as Member of the Working Table for the reform of Italian industrial policy in 2014 and the Prime Minister’s Office as Member of the Committee of Economic Policy Experts from 2015 to 2016, as well as at international institutions, such as, inter alia, the United Nations (Geneva) as Consultant for the Division on International Investment and Enterprise of UNCTAD, and European Central Bank (Frankfurt) as Scientific Advisor of the Competitiveness Research Network from 2012 to 2015. He has also oversaw numerous national and international research projects and authored a large number of scientific publications.
Board of Statutory Auditors
Born in Ivrea on 3 July 1964, he graduated in economics at the University of Turin and has been a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants and Accounting Experts and of the Register of Statutory Auditors since 1989. From 2006 to 2010, he served as a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of companies part of the Olivetti Group (later Telecom Italia Group), De Agostini Group, and Schlumberger Sema Group, as well as serving as Sole Director of Real Estate S.r.l. (Intek Group). He has been a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Prima Electro S.p.A. since 2009 and of BIM Vita S.p.A. since 2010, and Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of BIM Insurance Brokers S.p.A. and, since 2013, of Bionindustry Park Silvano Fumero S.p.A.; from 2015 to 2017, he was Board Member of Nuovi Investimenti SIM. Since 2015, he has been Sole Auditor of Immobiliare Piteco S.r.l. and Board Member of AEG Coop S.p.A..
She graduated in business administration at the Carlo Cattaneo University of Castellanza and is a certified public accountant and statutory auditor, with experience in tax, corporate and accounting consulting. Also member of boards of statutory auditors of various joint stock companies and limited liability companies.
He graduated in economics at the Bocconi University of Milan and is a certified public accountant, labour consultant and auditor. He has been the owner of the eponymous accounting firm since 1988, a member of the Observatory of the Business Register at the Milan Chamber of Commerce and holds several certifications, as a court-appointed technical consultant in matters of business valuation and statutory auditor and auditor of companies.
He graduated in economics at the University of Turin and is a certified public accountant specialized in civil-corporate, tax, administrative, business and contractual consulting. Statutory Auditor of Local Entities, Auditor and Statutory Auditor of numerous companies, he is currently chairman and CEO of SNODI S.r.l. Benefit Company and Board Member of Reti Distribuzione S.r.l..
Born in Villaricca on 24 June 1972, he graduated in international economics and currency markets at the Naval University Institute of Naples in 1997. He is a certified public accountant and a statutory auditor. He has served since 2001 as an auditor and director of private companies and as a statutory auditor in public companies.
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