Board of Directors

The Board has a central role in connection with corporate organisation.

The Board of Directors, appointed 20 April 2016 and whose term expires with approval of the Financial Statements at 31 December 2018, plays a key role in the corporate organisation.

Paolo Astaldi


Paolo Astaldi (born in 1960) became Chairman of the Astaldi Group in 2010, after having served as Deputy Chairman since 2001.

A university graduate in economics and business, he holds positions in leading trade associations. He is Member of the CONFINDUSTRIA General Council and Member of the Board of Directors of ASSONIME, Member of the Council of Un-Industria di Roma and of Confindustria Lazio, Member of the Board of Regents of Banca d’Italia, Rome office, Member of Borsa Italiana’s Consultation Committee and Member of Italian Corporate Governance Committee.  

Already a Commander of Merit of the Italian Republic since 1998, in June 2011 he was honoured by then President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano with the title of High Official of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.

Ernesto Monti*

Deputy Chairman

Ernesto Monti (born in 1946) was appointed Honorary Chairman of Astaldi Group in 2007 after having held the position of Chairman since 2000. An economics graduate, he started his professional career in 1971 in Banca d’Italia. In 1976, he moved to IMI Group where he held the position of General Finance Manager Italy and in 1984 he moved to Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura. He subsequently worked for Banco di Santo Spirito where he was appointed Central Manager in 1989. In 1992, he took on the same position at Banca di Roma (formerly Capitalia and currently Unicredit), where he was appointed Deputy General Manager in 1996. He was also the Chairman of Tosinvest and a member of the Board of Directors of Unicredit BdR, Erg Renew and Alitalia. He was a lecturer at Bocconi Management School from 1976 to 1980, a contract professor at Modena University in 1983 and 1984 and has held the chair of Corporate Finance at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome since 1986.

Michele Valensise

Deputy Chairman

Michele Valensise (born in 1952) has been Astaldi Vice President since 2016. From 2012 to 2016 he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Italy, after having served as Ambassador of Italy in Sarajevo (1997-1999), Brasilia (2004-2009) and Berlin (2009-2012). He also had some relevant assignments at the Ministry in Rome.

Filippo Stinellis

Chief Executive Officer

Filippo Stinellis (born in 1963) has been CEO of Astaldi since 2016 and Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi since 2015.  He joined Astaldi Group in 1992 and along the years, he has served as project manager for several infrastructure projects of Astaldi in Italy and abroad.  From 2013 and 2016, he became firstly General Manager for Turkey and, subsequently, Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi and Coordinator of the Group’s business activities.  Mr. Stinellis has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. 

Caterina Astaldi


Caterina Astaldi (born in 1969) has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi since 2001. She started her professional career in public relations. From 1989 to 1993, she managed conferences and meetings, as well as advertising and marketing for public events. She joined Astaldi in 1993, where she became Director in 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in Science of Communication from University of Macerata.

Paolo Cuccia**


Paolo Cuccia has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi since 2010. From 1978 to 1988, he worked first in IRI Italstat and subsequently in Citicorp. In 1988, he founded Europa Investimenti, where he worked as Chief Exectuive until 1992. In 1992, he moved to Banca di Roma as CFO and Senior Executive Vice President. From 1998 to 2003, he was the CEO in ACEA, and in 2003 he moved to ABN AMRO as Corporate Executive Vice President. From 2008 to 2011, he was a Member of the Board of Directors of Bulgari. From 2004 to 2009, he was Chairman of EUR and Vice Chairman and Member of the Executive Committee of Capitalia. He currently is an entrepreneur, CEO of Gambero Rosso and Artribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from La Sapienza University in Rome and an MBA from Bocconi in Milan.

Piero Gnudi**


Piero Gnudi was born in Bologna on May 17, 1938. He graduated in Economics and Business with the University of Bologna. Founding member of Studio Gnudi Associazione Professionale with offices in Bologna, Milan and Rome. He held office as Minister for Regional Affairs, Sports and Tourism within the Government led by Senator Mario Monti.

Positions held in the past: Chairman and Managing Director of IRI S.p.A., Chairman of ENEL S.p.A., TERNA S.p.A., WIND S.p.A., RAI HOLDING S.p.A., LOCAT S.p.A., ASTALDI S.p.A., Managing Director of CARIMONTE HOLDING, Deputy Chairman of BANCA DEL MONTE DI BOLOGNA E RAVENNA, of CREDITO ROMAGNOLO, of UNICREDIT CORPORATE, member of the Board of Directors of various companies such as ENI, CREDITO ITALIANO, UNICREDIT and IL SOLE 24 ORE. He was a member of the Executive Board of CONFINDUSTRIA. 

At present, he holds the following positions: Member of the Executive Committee of ASSONIME, Official Receiver of Ilva S.p.A., Chairman of Nomisma Società di Studi Economici S.p.A., Director or Alma Graduate School., Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi S.p.A.

Chiara Mancini**


Chiara Mancini (born in 1972) has served as Member of the Directors of Astaldi since 2013. She started her professional career as assistant lecturer for the Chair of Civil Law and for the Chair of Banking Law at La Sapienza University of Rome. From 1998 to 2012, she worked for the legal department of ABI (Italian Banking Association), as a legal consultant in corporate and banking law at the Legal Department. In 2012, she joined the Italian Ministry of Justice as Head of the Ministry’s Technical Secretariat. She was appointed as Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi in April 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in Law from La Sapienza University of Rome.

Nicoletta Mincato**


Nicoletta Mincato (born in 1971) has served as Member of the Board of Directors of Astaldi since 2013. As a lawyer, including defence counsel for the Court of Cassation, she has worked in the legal area for over 20 years specialising in civil and company law in relation to judicial and out-of-court matters as well as administrative corporate liability matters related to criminal offences (Legislative Decree no. 231/2001).

* Independent pursuant to T.U.F.

**Independent pursuant to T.U.F. and code of self-discipline

Last updated: Sep 07 2017