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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors, appointed by the Assembly on November 9, 2023, will serve for three terms or until the approval of the financial statements of Palingeo S.p.A. for the year ending December 31, 2025.

Leonardo Spada

President and CEO

Leonardo Spada, born in Montevideo (Uruguay) in 1958, is a Geologist with a degree in Geological Sciences. Registered with the Order of Geologists of Lombardy, he has built a career rich in experiences since 1982. As the founder of the Associated Studio of Engineering and Geology in 1994, he has led significant projects for entities such as the Ministry of Public Works and the National Research Council. Since 1999, he has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Palingeo S.r.l. (now S.p.a.), contributing to key projects for Autostrade per l’Italia, CEPAV 2 – RFI, and others. His expertise spans various areas, from civil engineering to environment and hydraulics, demonstrating competence in managing complex structural interventions.

Paolo Franzoni

Managing Director

Paolo Franzoni, born in Cremona on 29/06/1961, is an Engineer with a degree in Civil Engineering specializing in Transportation obtained from the University of Pavia. Registered with the Order of Engineers of the Province of Cremona (registration number 752), he has accumulated extensive experience in the field. Since 1999, he has been serving as the Technical Director at Palingeo S.r.l. (now S.p.a.), where he currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer. Since 2003, he has also been the Site Manager for S.In.Ge.A.
He has managed various civil engineering projects, including highway, railway, hydraulic, and industrial works. His role as a Project Manager has involved activities such as consolidation, structural restoration, and special projects. He has collaborated with significant clients such as Autostrade per l’Italia, RFI, and Metro Blu. His expertise spans from design to the coordination of complex projects.

Gianbattista Lippi

Managing Director

Holding a diploma as a Surveyor obtained in 1997, [nome], a founding partner of Palingeo, has brought forth a wealth of technical knowledge to the company after a long professional experience in the relevant sector. His contribution is particularly focused, but not limited to, work planning, initiating work organization, and overseeing construction sites, as well as researching and negotiating the purchase of construction equipment. From 1979 to 1999, he served as a site manager at Consonda S.p.A.

Sergio Lippi

Managing Director

Sergio Lippi, graduated as a surveyor in 1997, serves as the delegated councilor at Palingeo, leveraging his extensive expertise. He held key roles at Consonda S.p.A as a construction site manager from 1989 to 1999. His diverse professional journey includes roles as a laborer at Sira S.r.l and Coget S.r.l in the ’80s, military service in the Carabinieri from 1992 to 1994, and as a surveyor at Secol S.p.A from 1994 to 2006. He contributed to the State Forestry Corps at the Ponte Chiasso Customs. His unwavering dedication is reflected in a multifaceted career and a significant role in the development of the geomatics and construction industry.

Alessio Minelli

Managing Director

Alessio Minelli is a renowned Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, with extensive experience in the financial and accounting field. He has successfully operated both independently and in collaboration with professional firms in Brescia, providing specialized consultancy in company valuations, extraordinary transactions, and corporate restructuring. He has played key roles as a consultant for public entities and private companies, including ACI Brescia and 1000 Miglia S.r.l. His expertise also extends to listing operations and corporate restructuring. Minelli is a leader who stays updated by actively participating in specialized conferences. With strong relational and organizational skills, he effectively manages teams and collaborators, ensuring excellent business management.

Alberto Dell’Acqua

Independent Director

Alberto Dell’Acqua is an Associate Professor of Corporate Finance and Real Estate at SDA Bocconi School of Management and a Professor of Financial Management and Corporate Banking at Bocconi University. He has directed the Master in Corporate Finance and co-directed the Executive Master in Corporate Finance & Banking at SDA Bocconi. His research focuses on corporate finance, private equity, venture capital, and corporate governance. As an author of essays published in academic journals, he has received awards for research and teaching.
He serves as the Vice President of a financial advisory and investment company, sits on boards of directors, and participates in Advisory Boards. With a Ph.D. in Corporate Finance, he is also a public official engaged in local administrations, a member of ministerial committees, and a mentor for Fintech start-ups. Additionally, he is an avid squash player.

Antonia Coppola

Independent Director

Antonia Coppola is a renowned Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant, registered with the ODCEC of Rome and the MEF Register. Her extensive experience ranges from corporate and tax assistance to due diligence, from company valuations to handling tax disputes. She is the owner of an associated studio in Rome, where she works in partnership with other professionals. She is involved in multiple roles as a statutory auditor and member of the audit committee in various financial, energy, and service companies, as well as serving as a board member in listed companies. She is actively engaged in teaching, working as a contract lecturer at Uninettuno University in Rome and speaking at numerous specialized conferences. She has authored several informative articles and contributed to the writing of corporate finance manuals. Coppola is a prominent figure in the professional landscape, known for her expertise and dedication in the field of corporate and financial consulting.

Board of Statutory Auditors

The Board of Statutory Auditors, appointed by the Assembly on November 9, 2023, will serve until the approval of the financial statements of Palingeo S.p.A. for the year ending December 31, 2025.

Ramona Corti

Effective Mayor

Ramona Corti, Certified Public Accountant and Statutory Auditor, holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics and a cum laude Master’s degree in Business and Economics from the University of Milan – Bicocca. Currently a Partner at the Professional Studio Corti Fumagalli Giobbi, she has rich experience as a lecturer in Management and Business Economics at the University of Milan – Bicocca. With expertise ranging from international taxation to startups, she has held prominent roles in various companies, including serving as the Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of BRW S.p.A. and an Independent Director in a company listed on Euronext Growth Milan. A polyglot with excellent proficiency in Italian and English, and knowledge of French and German, her versatility and expertise make her a multifaceted professional.

Luigi Vannini

Effective Mayor

Luigi Vannini, Certified Public Accountant and Statutory Auditor, graduated with honors from the University of Rome “La Sapienza” and is a former officer of the Carabinieri. He has had an exceptional academic and professional career. Registered with the Rome Professional Register since 1991, he was a university professor at La Sapienza and the University of Roma Tre from 1991 to 2020. His skills include English and Spanish. A versatile professional, he has worked as an auditor and consultant for major groups such as ENI and Telecom Italia. As a member of supervisory bodies, he also has international experience. Currently, he collaborates as an administrator in a Dutch company, highlighting in-depth expertise in finance, corporate law, and business management.

Francesco Gitti

Effective Mayor

Francesco Gitti, a professional since 1995, has developed in-depth expertise in tax litigation, corporate law, and finance. With over 25 years of experience, he possesses excellent knowledge in accounting, tax law, financial auditing, and crisis management. He has provided consultancy services to companies in the real estate, industrial, and financial sectors, collaborating with Il Sole24ORE for appraisal expertise. Holding positions as a statutory auditor and auditor in joint-stock companies, he is registered in the Register of Business Crisis Managers. Actively involved as a bankruptcy trustee, Judicial Commissioner, and Court Technical Consultant at the Brescia Court. His updated professional profile is available.

Nicola Brangi

Deputy Mayor

Nicola Brangi is a Chartered Accountant and Expert Accountant with over 30 years of experience. Graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University, he has worked both independently and at the Associated Studio of Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN). He has performed audit and certification activities at Arthur Andersen. Registered in the MEF Register of Statutory Auditors since 1995, he has held positions as Effective Director and Statutory Auditor in prominent companies. He is currently a Statutory Auditor of numerous companies in the province of Brescia and a Partner at PMI Revisioni Srl, regularly attending update conferences.

Laura Fioravanti

Deputy Mayor

Laura Fioravanti, born on 03.05.1974 in New York (USA) and residing in Monza (MB), serves as the Deputy Mayor of Palingeo S.p.A. She earned her degree in 1998 from Bocconi University in Milan, specializing in corporate finance. Licensed as a chartered accountant in 2002, she is a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Italian private companies, with expertise focused on Corporate Law and Corporate Governance. Since 2014, she has held the position of team leader in the corporate department, focusing on Corporate Compliance, Directorship, assistance in corporate formations, and extraordinary transactions.

Auditing Company

The task of the statutory audit of the accounts has been assigned to WPartners S.r.l., with registered office in Milan, Via M. Melloni 10, until the date of the Shareholders’ Meeting called for the approval of the financial statements of Palingeo S.p.A. as of December 31, 2025.

Supervisory Body

The Supervisory Body consists of three members: Elena Vecchio (Chairperson), Raffaele Caso, and Alberto Repetto