Board of directors

The Board of Directors was appointed by the Shareholders’ Meeting of November 18, 2014 and subsequently supplemented on December 2, 2014.

The current BoD will remain in office until the Shareholders’ Meeting for the approval of the 2016 Annual Accounts.

  • Leonardo Cucchiarini

    Chairman and CEO

    Appointment date: November 18, 2014

    Leonardo Cucchiarini, born in Cernusco Naviglio (MI) on November 20, 1971. Brings extensive experience in managing commercial networks for the sale of print advertising space for leading national publishers. Founded with Stefano Cereseto 71 S.r.l. as an advertising agency which thereafter evolved into an incubator for web only publishing projects. The strong results delivered between 2006 and 2008 inspired him to create at the end of 2008, also with Stefano Maria Cereseto, a digital publishing group: axélero, of which he is currently the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Stefano Maria Cereseto

    COO

    Appointment date: November 18, 2014

    Stefano Maria Cereseto, born in Vimercate (Monza Brianza) on December 29, 1971. Began his career as a sales agent. Founded in 2004 with Leonardo Cucchiarini 71 S.r.l. as an advertising agency which subsequently evolved into a company for the development of web publishing ideas and projects. At the end of 2008 founded axélero with Leonardo Cucchiarini, of which he is currently the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Giulio Valiante

    Director

    Appointment date: November 18, 2014

    Giulio Valiante, born in Naples on November 10, 1963. Economics and Commerce graduate from the University of Naples “Federico II”. Following managerial positions at Henkel, Johnson Wax S.r.l. and Barilla Alimentare S.p.A. in Italy and overseas, began his business development and investment career with the start-up Buongiorno Vitaminic S.p.A.. Subsequently founded Saldiprivati S.p.A., Jobrapido ltd, Promoqui S.p.A. and Autoxy S.p.A.. In 2013 founded Withfounders S.r.l., a business incubator which has to date invested in a range of emerging entities with international potential.
  • Matteo Pettinari

    Director

    Appointment date: December 2, 2014

    Matteo Pettinari, born in Monza on July 12, 1973, graduating in Law in 1998 from the University of Pavia; a lawyer, enrolled at the Milan Register. Brings significant experience in the wealth management and family office sector. After many years abroad, contributed in recent years to the development of “trust” application practices in Italy, both for families and businesses. Along with this activity, has held board positions with many Italian and overseas companies, as well as acting as a protector and consultant for major Italian family trusts. Manages, with the trustee company which he founded and is CEO (Compagnia Fiduciaria Lombarda S.p.A.), one of the largest Italian charitable trusts.
  • Michele Casucci

    Director

    Appointment date: December 2, 2014

    Michele Casucci, born in Palagianello (TA) on March 13, 1966. Business Economics graduate from the Luigi Bocconi Commercial University of Milan. In 2006 founded the company Certilogo S.p.A. – the brand authentication system, where he is C.E.O.. As ambassador, Michele is also the representative for Italy of the Singularity University, with headquarters at the NASA Research Center in Silicon Valley. Co-founder of Withfounders S.r.l., a seed incubator, founded in 2012 and which invests in innovative businesses. Before beginning his business career, Michele Casucci held a range of managerial roles, including CEO of Lycos Italia, the Italian branch of the Italian portal owned by Bertelsmann, a leading European media business.