Corporate Bodies - Nexi Group

Corporate Bodies

Corporate Officers

End of mandate: approval of the financial statements as of December 31st 2021

Michaela Castelli Chairman – Nexi
Michaela Castelli
Chairman
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Michaela Castelli
Chairman
Michaela Castelli

After graduating in Law and obtaining a specialization in Financial Law, she started working in London dealing with Capital Markets. She later joined leading Italian law firms, dealing with company law and financial markets. She worked for 9 years at Borsa Italiana S.p.A. where she dealt with assistance to listed issuers on extraordinary operations, corporate disclosure, compliance and corporate governance. 

She is an expert in organization, corporate compliance, internal controls and Italian 231 legislation (Corporate Administrative Responsibility). She has been a consultant to and member of the Boards of Directors of listed and unlisted companies, as well as member of boards of statutory auditors and of several supervisory bodies. She is author of many sector publications and she has been lecturing on corporate law and financial markets. Michaela Castelli currently holds board positions, inter alia, with Sea S.p.A., Acea S.p.A., Recordati S.p.A. and La Doria S.p.A..

Board of Directors

Nexi's Board of Directors is made up of 15 members. Bo Nilsson and Stefan Goetz were subsequently appointed by the Company's Shareholders' Meeting on March 3rd, 2021 and will remain in office, together with the others, until the approval of the financial statements at December 31, 2021.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors members meet integrity requirements as provided by applicable law, they are also subject to interlocking regulation.

 

Pursuant to the Corporate Governance Code applicable to listed companies, the Board of Directors with the support of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee, conducted the 2020 self-assessment exercise 2020, on the size, composition, diversity and functioning of the  Board and its Committees.

 

In particular, the current size of the  Board of Directors is deemed adequate and suited to the complex challenges it faces and allows for the correct composition of the Board Committees. All the professional skills that the Directors bring to the Board are considered to be exhaustive vis-à-vis the Board’s requirements; at least one-third of current Board of Directors members belongs to the less-represented gender.

Overall board attendance has been equal to 91% in 2020.

Giuseppe Capponcelli - Deputy Chairman Nexi
Giuseppe Capponcelli
Deputy Chairman
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Giuseppe Capponcelli
Deputy Chairman
Giuseppe Capponcelli

Graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bologna, Giuseppe Capponcelli’s professional career began in IBM and continued in Olivetti.

From 1999 to 2008 he was General Manager of Seceti S.p.A. From July 2008 to July 2013 he first held the position of General Manager of the former ICBPI Group and was later appointed Chief Executive Officer from 2013 to 2016. He was also a Member of the Board and Managing Director of CartaSi S.p.A., as well as Board Member of Centrosim S.p.A., of Key Client Cards & Solutions S.p.A., of CIM Italia S.p.A., of Hi-mtf SIM SpA (where he was Deputy Chairman) and of Unione Fiduciaria S.p.A.

He was Managing Director of Multitel S.p.A. and Equens Italia S.p.A., as well as member of the Supervisory Board and of the Audit and Accounting Control Committee of Equens SE, Director of VISA Europe and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of BPER Banca S.p.A. from April 2018 to April 2020.

Paolo Bertoluzzo - CEO Nexi
Paolo Bertoluzzo
CEO & General Manager
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Paolo Bertoluzzo
CEO & General Manager
Paolo Bertoluzzo

Paolo Bertoluzzo has been Chief Executive Officer of Nexi and Nexi Payments since July 2016.

Paolo is also Chairman of the Nexi Strategic Committee.

Prior to joining Nexi, he served as Chief Commercial Operations and Strategy Officer of the Vodafone Group Plc with responsibility for Vodafone’s global commercial management, strategy and operations, as well as innovation and transformation projects. From 2008 to 2013 Paolo Bertoluzzo was Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Italy and since 2012 of the Southern Region, when he became a member of the Vodafone Group’s Executive Committee.

Paolo joined Vodafone Italy in 1999, where he held the positions of Chief Operating Officer (2007), Chief Commercial Operations Officer (2006) and headed the Consumer division (2005). Between 2010 and 2012 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Vodacom, the largest mobile communications group in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Vodafone Ireland.

Currently, he is a member of the Politecnico of Milan Advisory Board. From 2013 to 2016 he served as a Member of the GSMA Board, the worldwide telecom industry Association.

Paolo graduated with a degree cum laude in Management Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan in 1990 and completed an MBA with distinction from INSEAD (Fontainebleau - France) in 1994. He started his career as a management consultant working both in Europe and the United States.

Directors

Luca Bassi – Director - Nexi
Luca Bassi
Director
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Luca Bassi
Director
Luca Bassi

He graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan in 1993, and obtained a Master in Business and Administration (MBA) from the Columbia Business School in New York in 2000. From 1994 to 1998 he was a consultant at Bain & Company in Milan. From 2000 to 2003 he worked for Goldman Sachs in London.

Since 2003 he has joined Bain Capital Private Equity, where he currently holds the role of Managing Director and is co-Head of Technology Financial and Business Services.

Francesco Casiraghi– Director - Nexi
Francesco Casiraghi
Director
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Francesco Casiraghi
Director
Francesco Casiraghi

He graduated in Industrial Engineering at the University of Parma. He started his career at Procter & Gamble. Later he joined the Bank of America Merrill Lynch investment banking team, working at the London, Hong Kong, Rome and Milan offices.

Since 2007 he joined Advent International, where he currently holds the role of Managing Director and is responsible for the Italian activities.

Elisa Corghi– Director - Nexi
Elisa Corghi
Director
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Elisa Corghi
Director
Elisa Corghi

She graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan in 1996. During her career she worked in the industrial world, holding increasingly relevant roles in the marketing sector.

From 2000 to 2013 she was Senior Financial Analyst at Intermonte SIM. Elisa Corghi currently holds board positions, inter alia, with Diasorin S.p.A., Recordati  S.p.A., BasicNet S.p.A., Tinexta  S.p.A.

 Simone Cucchetti i– Director - Nexi
Simone Cucchetti
Director
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Simone Cucchetti
Director
Simone Cucchetti

He graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan. Between 1999 and 2000 he was an intern at Citybank N.A. in Milan, and from 2000 to 2003 he joined Citigroup in London as analyst and later associate.

Since 2003 he has worked at Clessidra SGR S.p.A., where he currently is Managing Director.

Federico Ghizzoni Casiraghi– Director - Nexi
Federico Ghizzoni
Director
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Federico Ghizzoni
Director
Federico Ghizzoni

He graduated in Law at the University of Parma in 1979. From February 1980 to July 2016 he worked at Unicredit Group S.p.A. eventually serving the group as Managing Director.

Since April 2017 he has been Vice President of the Board of Directors of Clessidra SGR S.p.A.

Stefan Goetz – Director - Nexi
Stefan Goetz
Director
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Stefan Goetz
Director
Stefan Goetz

Stefan graduated in Science and Engineering at the Ecole Centrale Paris and obtained a Master in Electrical Engineering at Aachen University of Technology and an MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. 

Stefan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nets and Verisure (Securitas Direct) and Director of SimplySafe. He was formerly also Director of Scout24 and Associated Materials. 

Stefan has been Partner of Hellman & Friedman since 2007 and was previously Executive Director of Goldman Sachs International in London.

Maurizio Mussi – Director - Nexi
Maurizio Mussi
Director
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Maurizio Mussi
Director
Maurizio Mussi

He graduated in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and holds a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA) from the Harvard Business School in Boston. In 2010 he joined Bain Capital Private Equity, where he now is Operating Partner. During his career, he has worked in numerous industrial sectors, including payments, software, semiconductors and aquaculture, focusing on the development of the invested companies.

Previously, Maurizio Mussi worked at La Perla taking care of the company turn-around, and at McKinsey & Company in Milan, dealing with the retail sector and following major European companies.

 Bo Nilsson– Director - Nexi
Bo Nilsson
Director
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Bo Nilsson
Director
Bo Nilsson

Bo holds a Master’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School (CBS) and is a graduate of the JPMorgan Chase & Co MBA Corporate Finance Program. 

He joined Nets in 2013 as CFO, taking on the role of CEO in August 2014. Prior to Nets, Bo was Vice President at JPMorgan Chase & Co in London and New York, and CFO and Director of Grupo Media Capital in Lisbon.

In 2006, Bo founded the multinational book publishing company Grupo LeYa, where he acted as Director until 2013.

Jeffrey David Paduch – Director - Nexi
Jeffrey David Paduch
Director
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Jeffrey David Paduch
Director
Jeffrey David Paduch

He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in 2000. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank in New York. In 2002 he joined Advent International at the Boston office and moved to the London office in 2005.

He is managing partner of Advent International and Head of business & financial services for investments in Europe.

Antonio Patuelli - Director  | Nexi
Antonio Patuelli
Director
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Antonio Patuelli
Director
Antonio Patuelli

He graduated in Law at the University of Florence. He was a columnist for a number of important Italian newspapers such as Resto del Carlino, La Nazione and il Giorno. In the early nineties, he served as Undersecretary for Defense in the Ciampi government and he was a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies for two terms.

Since 2001 he has been a member of the board of directors of the Fondo Interbancario di Tutela dei Depositi (Italian Interbank Deposit Protection Fund). Since January 2013 he has been President of the Italian Banking Association (ABI), of which he has been a member of the board of directors and executive committee since 1998, serving as Vice President in 2002-2004 and 2006-2008, and as Deputy Vice President in 2010-2012.

He is President of La Cassa di Ravenna S.p.A. (parent to La Cassa Di Ravenna banking group).

Marinella Soldi – Director - Nexi
Marinella Soldi
Director
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Marinella Soldi
Director
Marinella Soldi

She graduated in Economics in 1989 at the London School of Economics and in 1994 obtained a Masters in Business and Administration (MBA) from the Institut Européen d‘Administration des Affaires (INSEAD ) in Paris. During her career, she was a manager at Mckinsey & Company, MTV Networks Europe, and Discovery Networks International.

Marinella Soldi currently holds board positions, inter alia, with Alkemi S.p.A., and Italmobiliare S.p.A and is non-executive Chairman of the Vodafone Italia Foundation.

 Luisa Torchia – Director - Nexi
Luisa Torchia
Director
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Luisa Torchia
Director
Luisa Torchia

She graduated in Law from at University of Rome in 1978. Since 2004 she is Full Professor of Administrative Law at the University of Rome 3. Since 1994 she has participated and coordinated numerous research projects funded by Italian and foreign universities and by the Italian CNR.

She has been a legal advisor for the Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Presidency of the Italian Cabinet) and for several Italian Ministries. She has served on the Boards of Directors of various joint stock companies and she has collaborated with numerous sector journals.

Board of Statutory Auditors

Piero Alonzo
Chairman
Mariella Tagliabue
Statutory Auditor
Marco Giuseppe Zanobio
Statutory Auditor
Tommaso Ghelfi
Alternate Auditors
Andrea Carlo Zonca
Alternate Auditors

General Management

Paolo Bertoluzzo
CEO & General Manager

Strategic Committee

Paolo Bertoluzzo
Chairman
Luca Bassi
Giuseppe Capponcelli
Francesco Casiraghi
Michaela Castelli
Simone Cucchetti
Stefan Goetz
Bo Nilsson
Jeffrey Paduch

Remuneration and Appointment Committee

Elisa Corghi
Chairman
Luca Bassi
Marinella Soldi

Control Risk and Sustainability Committee

Elisa Corghi
Chairman
Francesco Casiraghi
Marinella Soldi

Related Parties Committee

Elisa Corghi
Chairman
Antonio Patuelli
Marinella Soldi