Corporate Bodies - Nexi Group

Corporate Bodies

Corporate Officers

End of mandate: approval of the financial statements as of December 31st 2024

Michaela Castelli Chairman – Nexi
Michaela Castelli
Chairwoman - Independent*
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Michaela Castelli
Chairwoman - Independent*
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 13 members. 

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 96% in the first half of 2022. Minimum of attendance for all members required is at least 50%+1

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

Ernesto Albanese – Director - Nexi
Ernesto Albanese
Independent*
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Ernesto Albanese
Independent*
Ernesto Albanese

Born in Naples in 1964, he graduated from Federico II University in Naples with a degree in Political Science and International Economics.

He has gained 35 years of experience, many of them at the top of public and private companies, in different sectors of services with particular reference to transport, sport and hospitality. In the latter, he began his business as an entrepreneur in 2014 and is, in fact, a shareholder and the president of CampusX, a company leader in Italy in the management of student residences, as well as the founder and CEO of Fattore Italia, a company that manages projects in the hotel tourism sector.

In the past, he has worked at Alitalia and Seat Pagine Gialle, held the positions of the CEO of Eurofly S.p.A., the CEO of Coni Servizi S.p.A., the CEO of Atahotels of the Fondiaria-groupSai and the Director General of the Rome 2020 Olympic Games Bid Committee.

Currently, in addition to his role as an independent director of Nexi s.p.A, he is member of the Board of Directors Autogrill S.p.A., president of HRC S.p.A. (owner of Hotel Mandarin Oriental Lago di Como) and of Hotel Cristallo S.p.A. (owner of the hotel of the same name in Cortina D'Ampezzo). Also, he is an board member to Ferroli S.p.A. and Unifrutti Group (Cyprus). Until April 2022, he had served for two terms as the independent director of Geox S.p.A.

Since 2005, he has founded and been president of L’Altra Napoli Onlus, an association active in projects for the good of young people in the disadvantaged neighborhoods of Naples. In 2007, he was awarded the title of Commander of the Italian Republic.

Elena Antognazza
Independent*
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.

Maurizio Cereda – Director - Nexi
Maurizio Cereda
Independent*
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Maurizio Cereda
Independent*
Maurizio Cereda
Elisa Corghi– Director - Nexi
Elisa Corghi
Independent*
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Elisa Corghi
Independent*
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.

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.

Marina Natale – Director - Nexi
Marina Natale
Independent*
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Marina Natale
Independent*
Marina Natale
 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.

Francesco Pettenati – Director - Nexi
Francesco Pettenati
Director
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Francesco Pettenati
Director
Francesco Pettenati
Marinella Soldi – Director - Nexi
Marinella Soldi
Independent*
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Marinella Soldi
Independent*
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.

*  Independent as per Corporate Governance Code and TUF

Board of Statutory Auditors

Giacomo Bugna
Chairman
Mariella Tagliabue
Statutory Auditor
Eugenio Pinto
Statutory Auditor
Serena Gatteschi
Alternate Auditors
Sonia Peron
Alternate Auditors

General Management

Paolo Bertoluzzo
CEO & General Manager

Strategic Committee

Paolo Bertoluzzo
Chairman
Luca Bassi
Michaela Castelli
Stefan Goetz
Bo Nilsson
Jeffrey Paduch
Francesco Pettenati

Remuneration and Appointment Committee

Elisa Corghi
Chairman
Michaela Castelli
Maurizio Cereda

Control Risk and Sustainability Committee

Marinella Soldi
Chairman
Ernesto Albanese
Michaela Castelli

Related Parties Committee

Marina Natale
Chairman
Elena Antognazza
Elisa Corghi