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Director and member of the Related Parties Committee

Maria Elena Cappello

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Born in Milano on July, 24 1968 she graduated in Engineering at the University of Pavia.

In 1995, she completed an Executive Master's Degree in Strategic Marketing and Sales Techniques at Babson College, MA (USA) and in 1998 she obtained an Executive Master's Degree in Marketing Management from SDA Bocconi in Milan.

In 1991, she joined Italtel S.p.A. as System Consultant in the Business Unit Switching OSS and in 1994 moved to Emc Italia S.p.A., where she was later appointed Manager of the Public Administration Division and Telecom Division.

In 1998, she joined Compaq Computers (later Hewlett Packard in Munich (Germany), where she served as EMEA Storage Division Marketing Manager, EMEAS Storage Division Business Development Manager EMEA, Global Services Executive Director and EMEA Service Provider Group Executive Director.

In 2002, she founded and developed the Milan-based European branch of MetiLinx Inc., an innovative U.S. software company.  She was also a member of the Executive Committee of MetiLinx Inc. in San Mateo CA (USA) and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer for UK, Germany and Italy.

In 2005, she took on the role of Senior Vice President of Sales in Pirelli Broadband Solutions S.p.A..

In 2007, she joined Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia), Milan and London offices, as Head of Global Strategic Marketing and from 2010 to 2013 she served as CEO, General Manager and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nokia Siemens Networks Italia S.p.A. and Nokia Siemens Networks S.p.A. (real estate company).

Since 2012 she is an independent Director of Prysmian S.p.A.

Since 2015 she is independent Director of Saipem S.p.A. and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

She has been independent Director of SACE S.p.A. until June 2014 and served on the Management Board of A2A S.p.A. where she was also member of the Board of Directors until 2017.

From 2015 to 2018 she has been independent Director of Seat Pagine Gialle S.p.A. and Italia online S.p.A.

She is member of the Board of Directors of Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei. Moreover she is member of Fortune World’s Most Powerful Women, Women Corporate Directors and of World Economic Forum for the Climate Change Chapter.

 

January 2019