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
Million Km travelled*
Autostrade per l'Italia Group
The Autostrade per l'Italia group includes five other motorway concession companies and seven 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)
- Autostrade Meridionali (58,98%) which manages the Naples-Pompeii-Salerno motorway (51.6 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
*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
Emilia Gagliano Candela
Gian Luca Orefice
Pier Francesco Ragni
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.
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.
Emilia Gagliano Candela
Born in Turin in 1975, she graduated in Management Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin and holds an Executive Master's degree in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi.
She began her career as a Logistics Engineer in Ceva Logistics. In 2007 she joined Fiat Chrysler where she embarked on her journey in Purchasing becoming Head of Logistics Procurement at the European level. During her career in FCA she was responsible for the Operational Management of International Packaging warehouses gaining a strong international experience. In 2017 she joined Vodafone Italy becoming Head of Procurement. In 2021 she moved to the corporate level in Vodafone Luxembourg holding the role of Global Head of IT Transformation. Since June 2022, she has held the position of Director of Purchasing and Procurement within Autostrade per l'Italia Group.
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.
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.
Born in Milan in 1959, where he graduated from Bocconi University.
Since 1984 he has held various roles in Administration, Finance and Management Control, first at Eridania Béghin Say and then in the Telecom Italia Group as Planning and Control Director of Stet International.
After two years as Chief Financial Officer in a start-up in the telecommunications sector, in 2002 he joined the Finmeccanica Group as Director of Corporate Finance and then as Chief Financial Officer in some companies of the group (Selex Galileo and Ansaldo STS). In 2013 he started his activity as Financial Advisor for Companies and Private Equity Funds.
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 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.
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.
Pier Francesco Ragni
Born on 22 May 1971, Pier Francesco Ragni holds a degree in Business Administration from the Bocconi University of Milan.
He started his career as business analyst at Value Partners Management Consulting in 1997. In 1998 he joins the Valuation Consulting department of PricewaterhouseCoopers focusing on corporate valuations. In 2000 he joined Banca IMI S.p.A, as investment banker, in the Corporate Finance and Equity Capital Markets department focusing on M&A and ECM transactions.
In 2001 he joined Banca Nazionale del Lavoro as Head of M&A, managing M&A and ECM transactions and corporate debt restructuring operations.
In 2005 he joins Fincantieri where he covered different positions, over fifteen years, such as Deputy CFO, EVP Business Development, EVP Offshore and Specialized Vessel Division and General Manager and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vard Group AS and Fincantieri Oil & Gas.
In 2020 he joins Cassa Depositi e Prestiti as Chief Financial Officer and Responsible for all the corporate accounting documents.
On September 2022 he joins Autostrade per l’Italia as Corporate Strategy Director and CEO of Elgea.