Board of Directors

Marco Eigenmann
President

Marco Francesco Eigenmann began his career in the family company Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A. From 1987 and until 1997 he was Director of Pharma-Food-Cosmetics Division and member of the Board of Directors, and Vice President since 1992. Since 1992 he has been CEO of Fine Foods, initially under the control of Eigenmann & Veronelli S.p.A. In 1997 he acquired half of Fine Foods’s share capital from Eigenmann & Veronelli and focused his activity exclusively on Fine Foods. In 2005, through Eigenfin, he purchased the remaining half of the Company’s capital from Alberto Sada. He is the Fine Foods’ President with power of attorney.

Giorgio Ferraris began his career in the synthesis laboratory of Zschimmer & Schwarz – a German company that produces surfactants and emulsifiers. He took responsibility for pilot plants and quality control laboratories. He first worked in the technical support department, then sales, and later became Business Manager of the 3V Group’s Detergents Division Specialty Chemicals sector.He became Corporate Business Director, with responsibility for Business Managers across the company’s eight divisions. In 1995 he moved to Manhattan and took the role of Executive Vice President of 3V Inc. in Weehawken, NJ, USA, with plants in South Carolina. In 2003 he returned to Italy and was involved with Mondadori’s graphic activities across five plants. This included responsibilities for captive relationships with Mondadori in Segrate and relationships with international key customers including Ikea, National Geographic, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York. He later became President of the European Association for Rotogravure printing (ERA). In 2012, he became Managing Director of the Italian branch of CTI Invest, which is part of the Austrian Trierenberg Group – a world leader in tobacco packaging. In 2013 he joined Fine Foods, first as General Manager and then as CEO. In 2013, he joined the Board of Mondo Convenienza, which he gave up in 2014 due to its incompatibility with Fine Foods activities. After obtaining a Pharmacy Degree from the University of Pavia, he attended academic programmes in Strategy and Finance for Executives at Harvard Business School.

Adriano Pala
Director

Adriano Pala Ciurlo obtained a Law degree in 1995, he was enrolled in the Register of Lawyers in 1998 and the Register of Supreme Court Lawyers in 2015. He is a Grimaldi Studio Legale partner and deals mainly with corporate law and financial markets and extraordinary corporate transactions (mergers and acquisitions). Between 2012 to 2017 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Frendy Energy S.p.A. – a company which was admitted to trading on AIM Italia.

Federico Oriani
Director

Federico Oriani obtained an accounting diploma in 1975. He began his career as a General Manager’s Assistant in 1978 at Palazzo S.p.A. – a company producing cables for special applications. Between 1980 to 1981 he was Production Manager of Tunisie Cables SA and from 1981 to 1982, of Riva Steel S.p.A. In 1982 he worked in the corporate group belonging to the family business Teleco Cavi S.p.A., holding the following positions: (i) from 1984 to 1987, General Manager of Teleco Fibre S.p.A.; (ii) from 1987 to 1988, Chief Executive Officer of Codelca S.p.A.; (iii) from 1988 to 1992, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Gruppo Teleco Cavi S.p.A. In 1992, the family listed Teleco Cavi S.p.A. on the Milan Stock Exchange and sold all its investments to Siemens AG. In 1992 he became Chairman of the Tecno Delta S.p.A. family asset management company. From 1994 to 1997, he was Cavotec SA Vice President – a company listed on the Stockholm NASDAQ OMX. Since 2007, he has been Chairman of Eaux Valdotaines S.r.l., a company that deals with the design, construction, and management of small hydroelectric power plants in Italy, particularly in the Valle d’Aosta region.

Fulvio Conti
Director

Fulvio Conti has an Economics degree from the Sapienza University of Rome. He began his career in Mobil Oil in 1970 as Financial Director and Supply Chain Manager. He has held numerous positions in leading companies, including: (i) in 1980 he was appointed Finance Director of Mobil Oil UK; (ii) in 1989 he was appointed Finance Director Mobil Oil Europe, (iii) in 1991 he joined Campbell Europe as Chief Financial Officer; (iv) between 1991 and 1996 he was Chief Financial Officer of Montedison-Compart; (v) between 1996 and 1998 he was General Manager and Chief Financial Officer of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A.; (vi) between 1998 and 1999 he was General Manager of Telecom Italia S.p.A.; (vii) between 1999 and 2005 he was Chief Financial Officer of Enel S.p.A. and (viii) between 2005 and 2014 he was Chief Executive Officer of Enel S.p.A. where he led the international expansion which resulted in Endesa’s acquisition. He is a member of the boards of directors of Aon Plc and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology), a director of RCS Mediagroup S.p.A. and Barclays Plc, and Vice President of Confindustria. He was appointed Cavaliere del Lavoro (Labour Knight) of the Italian Republic and Officier de la Légion d’Honneur of the French Republic.

Marco Costaguta
Director

Marco Costaguta has a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Politecnico di Milano (Polytechnic University of Milan) and an INSEAD business administration master’s degree. He began his career in the United States at Hewlett-Packard Andover, where he was Quality Control Manager of the biomedical equipment manufacturing process. Between 1985 to 1988 he was Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Milan, dealing with strategy and operations projects for Italian and multinational companies.Between 1989 to 2012 he joined Bain & Company, where he led strategy, operations and organisation projects in the fast-moving consumer goods, retail, process industries, information technology, publishing, private equity sectors in Italy, the United Kingdom and Europe. Between 1997 to 2000 he was a Bain & Company WW board of directors’ member. From 2012 to 2016 he was a member of the Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. Investment Committee. In 2012 he founded the strategic consultancy firm Long Term Partners of which he is President.

Paolo Ferrario
Director

Paolo Ferrario has a Management Engineering degree from the Politecnico di Milano and completed the Executive Academic Programme in Innovation and Business Management with honours from the MIP School of Management of the Politecnico di Milano. He started his career in 1994 with an internship in the ABB Sace S.p.A. Planning and Control Office. In 1996, after serving in the Army Air Force, he joined Radici Group, at the subsidiary Eutron S.p.A., where he was first in charge of operations and later assisted the Group’s CEO and CFO. Between 1998 and 2006 he worked as a management consultant at several international consulting companies for projects in Europe and the United States on operational improvement, reorganisation and corporate performance management in the manufacturing, telecommunications, and banking sectors. In 2007, he joined Hewlett Packard Company in the Finance Business Process Outsourcing Service Division European team. In this position, he originated and coordinated international projects with Nestlé and Heineken. After investment management and industrial investment management experience with an important Italian family asset management company, he has worked as a Director at the Swiss private equity fund Capital Dynamics since 2009. In 2012, he became Partner of the Real Asset Energy Fund infrastructure fund, promoted by the Solar Investment Group NV company. In 2013, he founded Augent Partners S.r.l., an advisory company in the private equity sector of which he is Managing Director.