Autostrade per l'Italia
Autostrade per l'Italia is one of Europe's leading concessionaries for the construction and management of toll motorways, with around 3,000 km of network managed in Italy.
Autostrade per l'Italia's equity is divided as follows:
- HRA : 88,06%
- Appia Investments S.r.l. : 6,94%
- Silk Road Fund : 5%
of motorway in Italy
Variable-message signs along the network
Billion Km travelled*
Autostrade per l'Italia Group
The Autostrade per l'Italia group includes four other motorway concession companies and eight companies that provide ancillary services to the core motorway business and play a key role in implementing the Company's transformation plan.
The motorway concession companies in the Autostrade per l'Italia Group are:
- Società Italiana per Azioni per il Traforo del Monte Bianco (51%) operator of the Italian part of the tunnel (5.8 km)
- Raccordo Autostradale Valle d'Aosta (47.97% owned by Società Italiana per Azioni per il Traforo del Monte Bianco) a link road between Aosta and Mont Blanc (32.4 km)
- Tangenziale di Napoli (100%) serving the Neapolitan metropolitan area (20.2 km)
- Società Autostrada Tirrenica (99,99%) managing the Livorno-Rosignano-San Pietro in Palazzi section and the Civitavecchia-Tarquinia section for a total of 54.8 km.
Other Companies of the Group
- Movyon (100%), which operates in the areas of research and development and integration of hardware and software systems in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
- Tecne * (100%), which coordinates the design, construction management and monitoring of the maintenance and investment plan, in partnership with Movyon
- Amplia which is involved in the construction, maintenance and modernisation of roads and the development of road paving materials and technologies
- Elgea which is involved in the production and sale of energy from renewable sources.
*Company name: Tecne – Gruppo Autostrade per l'Italia
- Free-to-Xperience** which deals with innovative services related to sustainable mobility and environmental sustainability
- AdMoving (100%) which markets advertising space and services and manages events in service areas
- Essediesse Società di Servizi (100%) which manages the administrative, general and real estate services for the whole Group and the debt collection and toll billing activities
- Giove Clear (100%) which carries out cleaning activities on external yards, green areas and toilets in about 70% of the Service Areas of the ASPI network
** Company name: Free-To-X
Fernando De Maria
Gian Luca Orefice
Born in Varazze on 25/10/1963, she graduated with honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Genoa in December 1987.
After winning a scholarship on Operating Systems from DEC – Digital Equipment Co., followed by an experience as SW specialist, she developed her career in Marconi Plc, a leading company in telecommunication technologies for Telcos and Defense, gradually acquiring roles of increasing responsibility in R&D area, eventually being appointed in 1998 Senior Vice President Strategies of Marconi Mobile SpA.
In 2001 she joined Sirti SpA, a group with more than 5.000 employees focused on engineering and construction of TLC networks and ICT system integration, initially holding the position of Director of Strategies and Business Development. In 2003 she was appointed General Manager of the group and then Chief Executive Officer.
From 2012 to 2019 she was CEO of Gruppo Fabbri Vignola SpA, a leading company in the fresh food packaging industry, with production plants in Italy and Switzerland, a strong European footprint and exporting worldwide.
From 2019 to date, she is the Chairwoman of Sagat SpA, the managing company of Turin Airport “Sandro Pertini”.
In May 2022 she has been appointed Chairwoman of Autostrade per l’Italia SpA.
Since 2010 she has been serving as independent non-executive Director of relevant listed companies. As of today, Elisabetta is a Director of:
- ERG SpA, member of the Strategic Committee and of the Control, Risks and Sustainability Committee
- Trevi Finanziaria Industriale SpA, Chairwoman of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee and member of the Transactions with Related Parties Committee
- Industrie De Nora SpA, Chairwoman of the Appointment and Remuneration Committee and member of the Transactions with Related Parties Committee
- Stella SpA
From 2011 to 2014 she was a Director of ATM SpA - Milan Public Transport Company, also holding the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Body.
From 2012 to 2016 she was a Director of Eutelsat S.A. and member of the Audit Committee.
From 2010 to 2019, she was a Director of SNAM SpA, of which she was Chairwoman of the Control, Risks and Transactions with Related Parties Committee and member of the Remuneration Committee, after having chaired the committee for three years.
From 2014 to 2019 she was a Director of Banca Farmafactoring SpA, Chairwoman of the Remuneration Committee and Chairwoman of the Committee for Transactions with Related Parties. From 2012 to 2019 she was a Director of GEDI SpA, holding the role of Lead Independent Director and Chairwoman of the Control and Risks Committee, as well as a member of the Committee for Transactions with Related Parties.
From 2019 to 2022 she was a Director of Fincantieri SpA, Chairwoman of the Sustainability Committee, and member of the Remuneration Committee.
Elisabetta is the Founder and Chairwoman of the “Furio Solinas Onlus” Foundation, a non-profit organization with charitable purposes.
In 2008 she was awarded the honor of “Knight of Merit of the Republic” by the President of the Italian Republic.
In 2016 she received by Federmanager - Aldai the award "Merit and Talent".
Gianluca is the Head of MAM’s Real Assets business in Italy and is based in Milan. Gianluca is responsible for MAM’s investment activities in infrastructure and renewable energy sectors in the region. His role involves reviewing investment opportunities, leading engagement with key stakeholders, and managing MAM’s existing portfolio of investments including Autostrade per l’Italia and Open Fiber.
Gianluca has over 20 years of experience in corporate finance and joined Macquarie in 2022 from CDP Equity, the equity investment arm of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, where he was Head of Investments and Equity Portfolio Management. In this role, Gianluca oversaw investment and asset management activity for direct equity investments made by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti and CDP Equity. Gianluca has previously served on the Board of Fondo Italiano d’Investimento SGR, Italy’s largest private institutional investor, and led the M&A practices of various investment banks in Italy, including HSBC among others.
Gianluca graduated in Economia and Legislazione per l’Impresa at Bocconi University in Milan with honours and attended the Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan as visiting scholar.
Roberto Tomasi was born in Merano (BZ) in 1967. He graduated with honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Padua. Since February 2019 he has been Chief Executive Officer of Autostrade per l'Italia.
During his career, he has held important managerial positions in both operations and technical management, consolidating professional achievements in project management, investment management and process improvement. After starting his professional career, he strengthened his education with important experiences, including: an Executive Program at Harvard Business School, in Boston, Massachusetts; an International Executive Program at INSEAD, in France; and a Master in Finance and Project Control at SDA Bocconi in Milan.
His first work experience was in the technical corps of the army, where he gained important professional experience in the military vehicles division at IVECO in Bolzano, which was then heavily involved in development activities. Later, he was hired by FIAT AVIO, in the Heavy Duty division, where he worked in an international context, working in Syria and where he took part in the realisation of an open cycle gas turbine power plant.
In 1996, after a brief period in the service department of the company Nuovo Pignone - GE Group - specialised in the production of textile machinery, he joined the ENEL Group, starting up and carrying out various projects for an experience that would last about 20 years, during which he would hold many managerial positions of increasing responsibility. At the age of 37 he is appointed Senior Vice President in charge of Procurement in the role of Head of Large Contracts at ENEL. At the age of 39 he became Executive Vice President of the ENEL Group's Engineering Business Unit for the design and construction of conventional power plants, managing an organisation of over a thousand resources in an international context. At the beginning of 2015 he was appointed head of the Group's Coal-fired Generation business unit, leaving a few months later to conclude his long experience at ENEL.
In July 2015 Roberto Tomasi was appointed Co-General Manager of Autostrade per l'Italia (ASPI), where he was responsible for the development of new works. He joined the ASPI Board of Directors as a director in April 2016 and always participates as a Director on other boards of ASPI Group subsidiaries. During this period, under his coordination, ASPI opens the Variante di Valico, completes the activities on the Adriatic ridge of A14 and gives impetus to new development projects including the Bologna bypass, network upgrades and Genoa Bypass. A total investment plan worth €14.5 billion is consolidated.
In September 2018, he was appointed General Manager and, in February 2019, took over as CEO of Autostrade per l'Italia, leading the company's renewal process following the Morandi Bridge tragedy. In February 2020, he launched the guidelines for ASPI's new transformation plan, with major interventions aimed at making it possible to carry out - in the three-year period 2020-2023 - over €7.5 billion in investments and maintenance. This represents an increase of over 40% in maintenance expenditure compared to the previous four-year period and a doubling of investment capacity compared to the past.
The new company transformation plan is characterised by a profound change in the management process, which involves hiring more than 1,000 new resources. There are several aspects to this transformation, from the priority given to safety on roads, construction sites and workplaces to the renewed focus on research, development and sustainable mobility for the creation of a "green infrastructure". Significant attention was paid to the new vision of the business approach, which passes through the digitalisation of processes and assets. Finally, Tomasi's vision and future project for the Company is expressed by the renewed ethics, the transparency of its actions and the ability to meet its commitments.
As of 1 May 2023, Riccardo Pugnalin has been the Director of External and Institutional Relations, Communication and Marketing of Autostrade per l'Italia.
Born in Milan in 1962, Riccardo has over 30 years of experience in the field of communication and institutional affairs. From 2020 to April 2023 he served as External Affairs Director and member of the Executive Committee of Vodafone Italia, in charge of institutional, regulatory and network security affairs. Between 2008 and 2020, he held various positions at Sky Italia, rising to the position of Executive Vice President - Communications, News and Public Affairs. Previously, he held positions and offices of increasing responsibility in other companies and groups such as BAT Italia and Fininvest.
Born in Naples in 1977, he graduated in Economics from Federico II University and obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration from Hult International Business School in Boston.
He currently holds the position of Chairman of the Anti-Bribery Committee of the Business@OECD (BIAC) and he is a B20 member of the "Integrity & Compliance" Task Force.
He began his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen in 2001. In 2003 he joined FINMECCANICA S.p.A., as Senior Internal Audit. Since 2005 he has had international experiences (Brazil, EU, UAE, China) gained in multinational companies such as Accenture and Dufry International LTD mainly in the areas of Risk Management, Performance Improvement and Strategic Advice. In 2012 he returned to Italy as Director of Risk Advisory Services at EY and from 2015 to 2020 he participated in the corporate restructuring process of Thyssenkrupp Acciai Speciali Terni as Governance Director & Business Continuity Officer. In June 2020 he joined Autostrade per l'Italia as Risk Compliance and Quality Director, also managing Business Continuity, Privacy and Anti-Bribery related issues.
Massimiliano Arces was born in Gela in 1973 and graduated with honours in Civil Hydraulic Engineering in 1997. After initial experience in geotechnical design firms, he joined Arthur Andersen in 1999 and then Deloitte & Touche where he worked as a business consultant - in HSE and Social Responsibility - supporting major Italian industrial companies.
From 2005 to 2008 he worked as a manager at Det Norske Veritas - a marine classification company and world leader in risk management and safety improvement solutions - where he strengthened his environmental and safety management skills in important national and international contexts.
In May 2008 he joined the Astaldi Group, where he developed significant international experience in HSE management of complex infrastructure projects and where he held positions of increasing responsibility for the parent company until 2020, including HSE Manager, Sustainability Manager and Organisation and Integrated Management Systems Manager.
He has lectured in dozens of masters and specialisation courses including several EMAS and Ecolabel schools and - among the most recent - the Executive Programme in Compliance Management at Luiss Business School in Rome.
Since 2020 he has been a manager at Autostrade per l'Italia and is part of the Group's transformation process focusing on cultural and organisational growth in Health Safety and Environment.
Since September 2023 he has been Group HSE Director.
He is married to Roberta and has a daughter, Viola. He is passionate about life and sports stories that evoke feelings and emotions
Amedeo GagliardiBorn in Rome in 1972, he graduated in Law at the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He is a lawyer with a background in legal consultancy in public work and operational duties within the consortia for the construction of high-speed railways and leading construction companies. Before joining Autostrade per Italia, he was Legal Manager of Italferr, an FS Group company. He has worked for Autostrade per l'Italia since May 2007 where initially dealt with the purchasing and procurement area, later joining the company's Legal Department, starting in 2012. In January 2015 he was appointed Director of Legal Affairs of ASPI where he currently also holds the position of Director of the Procurement Department. He is also a Director in some of the Group's subsidiaries and Chairman of Pavimental S.p.A.
Gianluigi IacoboneGianluigi Iacobone was born in Canosa di Puglia in 1979 and he graduated in Economics and Commerce. He joined Autostrade per l'Italia in January 2005 and is currently the Director of Studies and Strategies and Head of the CEO Office. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Movyon. He was Deputy Director of Purchasing and Procurement between 2021 and 2022. From 2020 to 2021, he was a member of the Board of Directors of one of the service subsidiaries of the Group (Giove Clear). He has more than 15 years' experience in planning and control, with various roles and responsibilities both in the control of the company's business and human resources and in the management of other group companies, contributing to the redesign of processes, the definition and continuous improvement of reporting and the development of models and KPIs for measuring performance. After his graduation in 2003, he became a contract researcher in economics and innovation management at the Department of Economics of the Gabriele D'Annunzio University of Pescara, where he worked on national, sectoral and territorial innovation systems until January 2005.
Born in Turin in 1982, he graduated in Civil Engineering at the Politecnico di Torino.
From 2008 to 2017, he took on several offices related to the construction of major infrastructures and civil works in Italy and abroad. In 2015 he was appointed Technical Engineering Manager by Ghella S.p.A. for the largest infrastructure project in Scandinavia, which also involved the construction of the longest railway tunnel in Norway.
In 2017 he took on the role of Internal Audit Manager for some foreign companies controlled by Atlantia S.p.A. Since 2020, he has been working for Autostrade per l'Italia S.p.A. as Internal Audit Manager for the Company's industrial processes and, subsequently, as Quality Control and Testing Coordination Manager, before being appointed Group Internal Audit Director in February 2022.
Born in Rome in 1975, he graduated in Economics at the University of Tor Vergata.
He started his career as a freelancer in 1995, collaborating in different projects, first on management control systems, and then as Business Analyst on ERP systems.
In 2003 he joined Trenitalia SpA as IT Program Manager in the logistics and maintenance area. Over the years he took many responsibilities until being appointed Chief Information Officer in January 2011, initiating the company's digital transformation plan. In November 2019 he took over the role of CIO and Executive Systems Director of the West Coast Partnership rail franchise in the UK, participating in the launch of the new rail service on the UK's west coast. In August 2020 he returned to Italy to take on the role of CEO and Managing Director of FSTechnology, the FS Group's in-house information systems development and management company. Since May 2022, he has served as IT Director and Digital Transformation Officer of the Autostrade per l'Italia Group.
Gian Luca Orefice
Born in Naples in 1969, he graduated in Law at Federico II University. He began his career in 1997 at Deutsche Bank, where he was in charge of legal affairs and labour relations. In 2004 he joined ACEA SpA, first in industrial relations and then as Head of Human Resources of the holding company and some subsidiaries. In 2006 he joined Alenia Aeronautica, initially in charge of Trade Union and Industrial Relations and then taking on increasing responsibilities until 2015, when he took on the role of the Head of the HR & Organization. During those years, he had the opportunity to be at the forefront of profound transformations within Finmeccanica's Aeronautics Sector. In 2017 he was appointed as Head of the HR & Organization of Leonardo's Helicopters Division, also holding positions in several subsidiaries. Married and father of two children, he is passionate about humanity and processes
Born in Rome in 1968, he graduated in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University and joined Mediobanca in 1994, in the Investment Service.
In 1998, he joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), where he managed complex operations in the credit and utility sector.
In 2002, he joined the Capitalia group as the Head of the Corporate Division of the banking group. Following the acquisition of Capitalia by Unicredit, he became Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) for Italy and Chief Executive Officer of the Group's Corporate Bank.
In mid-2011, he moved to Fondiaria SAI as General Manager.
In 2012, he left the insurance sector and joined the telecommunications sector, in the Telecom Italia group (TIM), where he held the role of Group CFO (Chief Financial Officer).
He has been CFO (Chief Financial Officer) of Autostrade per l'Italia since 2 March 2023.
Born in Milan in 1963, he graduated from Bocconi University in Milan. He began his professional career in 1988 at KPMG. In 1994 he joined Saipem, a leading international group in services to the oil industry, where he held various roles both in the head office and abroad; in 2008 he was appointed Group CFO.
In 2012 he moved to Eni, with the position of EVP Planning & Control of the Group, mainly active in the upstream oil & gas, Gas & Power, refining & distribution and chemical sectors. He returns to Saipem in 2016 with the position of Chief Financial & Strategy Officer.
In 2018 he joined Tenova (Techint Group), an international group active in the metals and mining sectors, as Managing Director and CFO.
In September 2020 he joined Autostrade as Planning, Control and Company Transformation Director.
She was born in Rome in 1963 and graduated in Economics and Business at La Sapienza University of Rome.
She began her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, where she also gained experience in corporate consultancy. She joined the Ferrovie dello Stato group in 1995, in the newly established Audit Department and then moved to the Accounting Administration area with increasing responsibilities. In 2010 she was appointed head of the Audit Department of Trenitalia until September 2022, and then joined Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, holding the same position. She was a member of the Supervisory Board at Trenitalia, RFI and Trenord; member of the Supervisory Board of Netinera, a subholding based in Berlin operating in regional rail transport; member of the Board of Arbitrators of AGENS, trade association (Transport and Services) of the Confindustria system.
Since 1 February 2023, she has been the Head of the Internal Audit Department of Autostrade per l'Italia.
Born in Casale Monferrato in 1973, he graduated in Economics and Business at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan and holds a Masters in Regulation at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
After a short experience in London in 1999, at British Telecom Plc, where he dealt with regulatory issues in the context of offers to large customers, from the end of 2000 he worked in the energy regulation field with a focus on infrastructure tariff regulation at ARERA (Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment). At ARERA, he held the position of Director of the Infrastructure Department from 2012 until January 2023. Between 2008 and 2012 he was also a contract professor at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, holding the course on Economics of market structures.
Since February 2023 he has been Director of the Regulatory Affairs Department of Autostrade per l'Italia.
Married to Margherita, he has two children and is a mountain enthusiast.
Fernando De Maria
Born in Naples in 1974, he graduated in Mechanical Engineering at the Federico II University. He began his career at Fiat Auto in 1998 as Team Leader of the new Panda dashboard module. In 2001 he joined Leonardo, taking on increasing responsibilities in Operations and Sales. He consolidates experience in core business activities such as Aerostructures, Military Aircraft, Helicopters and Radar, often associated with significant stays abroad. In 2019, he became CEO of FATA Logistic Systems, in 2020 CEO of Leonardo Germany GmbH. He joins Autostrade per l'Italia in January 2021 as Operations Business Unit Director.
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, he worked from 1996 to 2017 at Foster Wheleer first as Project Director and then as Chief Executive Officer of the South East Asia Area and Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific. In 2017 he became Chief Executive of AECOM Project & Construction Management, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore. After more than 25 years of international experience in the management of major projects, in 2020 he joined Autostrade per l'Italia as Engineering and Construction Business Unit Director to lead investment projects on the network, from the implementation of new infrastructures to the modernisation of existing ones.