Top management

  • CHAIRMAN

    Tiziano Onesti

    Born in Rocca di Papa (Rome) in 1960, he is a Professor of Economics at the University of Roma Tre and Professor of Accountancy at the LUISS University of Rome. He is Chairman of Italtel since June 2013.

    Mr. Tiziano Onesti held and continues to hold roles as member of the board of directors, auditor, internal auditor and liquidator. Among others, he serves as independent member of the Board at Gruppo Editoriale L’Espresso SpA; he also serves as Effective auditor at Risanamento S.p.A., and he is external member of the Supervisory Board 231 of Eni SpA.

    Mr. Onesti is economic-business consultant of leading Italian and foreign companies, especially in the evaluation of companies and branches of companies concerned by extraordinary transactions; he provides advice on corporate restructuring and governance structures for public and private legal entities.

    He is the author of publications on many issues of accounting and business economics. He holds a degree in Economics.

  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Stefano Pileri

    Stefano Pileri was born in Rome in 1955. He is graduated in Electronic Engineering in 1980 and holds a Masters in Applied Electromagnetics. His thesis, in Microwave Technology, was published in the IEEE Proceedings on Communication.

    Since September 2010 he is Italtel Chief Executive Officer with the task of leading the company in financial restructuring following a new industrial strategy based on the development of the Network and System Integration In Europe and Latin America with a strong component of Engineering, Research and Development in the Telecommunications Market, Enterprise and Public Administration Market.

    Before becoming CEO of Italtel, he has spent his entire career in Telecom Italia where, until the end of 2009, he was the Chief Technology Officer and Director of Technology & Operations. Reported to him the divisions Open Access Network, Information Technology and Real Estate, with the aim of increasing the transparency and quality of the network, develop innovation in services offered to the enterprises, public administration and families and then continue along the path of efficiency and cost reduction.

    In 2005 he had been appointed Chief Technology Officer with the responsibility to integrate Fixed Network, Mobile Network and Information Technology. In this role developed the project of Fixed and Mobile convergence and opened the way to the development project of Next Generation Access Network (NGAN) in the fixed network and LTE project in the mobile network, currently under deployment. From 2006 to 2009 he was General Manager of Telecom Italia Group.

    In 1998, just after the completion of the privatization of Telecom Italia, he was appointed head of the Network of Telecom Italy.
    In 1982 he began his career in SIP with increasing responsibility in Information Technology with particular regard to information technology to support business processes and network control.

    In 1993 he became head of the Network in the Region of Emilia Romagna, with responsibility for technical development and operation of regional facilities. In 1996 he took on responsibility for planning and engineering of the Network at national level.
    During his career he has always devoted considerable attention to accelerating the development of ICT sector in Italy with constructive and high level relationships both with public institutions and private organizations.

    From 2009 to 2011 he served as President of the Federation of Confindustria Innovative and Technological Services and before that, from 2007 to 2010, he served as Vice President of the Union of Industries of Rome with the responsibilities of the project Digital City of Rome.

    He has received several international awards. Among these, the Tele Management Forum Award, the International Engineering Consortium Award in the USA and EUCIP Champion.

  • VICE PRESIDENT, GLOBAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

    Guido Candiani

    Guido Candiani joined Italtel in 1991.

    He is Vice-president, responsible for TI Group, Telefonica Group and the whole Latin America Region.

    Starting his career in 1989 at Aerovironment (USA, California) and having spent the following 2 years in Telettra Spain, the Spanish subsidiary of the Fiat Group’s telecommunication manufacturer company, Mr Candiani joined Italtel and covered various roles of growing responsibility in the product and marketing management and in 1996 he became COO of Cubatel, a joint venture between the Ministry of Electronics Industry of Cuba and Italtel group.

    In 1999 he started up operations in Brazil and acted as Italtel Brasil COO. In 2002 he returned to Italtel headquarters to take on the responsibility for the product and project management of the Group.

    In 2008 he assumed the P&L responsibility of Telecom Italia Domestic operations and in 2010 of all EMEA Service Providers (in Italy and Europe).

    Born in Genova in 1965, married with three children, Guido obtained his degree in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico of Milan in 1989 and followed the YTMP Executive program at INSEAD.

  • HEAD OF SERVICE PROVIDERS - ITALY MARKET UNIT

    Fabrizio La Paglia

    Fabrizio La Paglia is today the Head of Service Providers – Italy Market Unit, responsible for developing business, clients and sales in the Italian Service Providers sector.

    In 2005, he joined Italtel, working as Project Manager and was part of the team that created and launched the start-up of the Spanish subsidiary of Italtel

    In Italtel, he covered a wide variety of roles during last 12 years. He was assigned growing responsibilities within the Company, leading several Project teams (Global Program Manager for Latin America in 2007,
    Head of Marketing and Business Development in 2009, Global Account Manager for Telecom Italia in 2013, Sales Operations for Italian Telco Providers in 2015), since 2016, when he was appointed Head of Market Unit.

    In 1995, he graduated at the “Università degli Studi” of Genoa in Electronic Engineering.

  • VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE & PUBLIC SECTOR

    Roberta Rabino

    With a degree in nuclear physics, Roberta Rabino began her career in IBM where she held several positions in sales, marketing and business development in IBM’s outsourcing area, and where her last role was Sales Executive Manager for TelCo & Media.

    From 2001 to 2004 she was CEO of Benedictus Spa, an ABM Group company specialising in the definition of innovative business models.

    Over the following two years Mrs Rabino held several roles in GSH Spa Holding, which controls companies in Italy and abroad operating in security (logical, physical and lawful interception).

    Her last position before joining Italtel was at Enterprise Digital Architects where, for a year, she was head of the Market Unit for Central/North Italy, as well as serving as Business Developer for local and central public administration.

    She has served on the board of directors of several companies, including subsidiaries of IBM, Infracom Group, ABM SpA, and the Milan Tourism & Commerce Union.

    In September 2007 she entered Italtel and in January 2008 she became head of Customer Solutions. She covered various roles of growing responsibility until she was appointed head of EMEA Market Region with a focus on Service Providers, Enterprises and the Public Sector.

  • VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTS & SERVICES

    Paolo Allegra

    Paolo Allegra joined Italtel in December 1989 as HW&SW Engineer. More than twenty years in the Telco industry, firstly assuming technical responsibilities, then achieving a specialization in the networks design; afterwards he moved to the Sales Area for the international Market and later on assumed the role of Head of the Advanced Professional Services Organization which comprises Design, Engineering, Testing, Deployment and Technical Assistance departments at Milan Company headquarters.

    Mr. Allegra spent more than seven years in Latin America participating to the creation of the start-up Italtel Brasil and carried out, in the role of General Manager, the acquisition of the Brazilian Market through some relevant contracts with major Service Providers of fixed and mobile Telephony. He held the role of Sales Area Manager for the emerging markets Middle East and Africa for three years with the responsibility of local subsidiary.

    Starting from 2009 he took charge of Delivery Unit until 2010 when he was appointed Head of Product Unit.

  • HEAD OF SOFTWARE BUSINESS UNIT

    Giulio Gaetani

    Giulio Gaetani is today the Head of the recently created Business Unit in charge of all the proprietary products, platforms and applications that Italtel is developing and developed in the past years.

    Joining Italtel in 1992, he started working in the Validation testing team dedicated to Telecom Italia for the release of the TDM Exchange, doing the internal steps from team member to team leader in 1998.
    In 2000 he moved to the Engineering team, working in both presales and post sales activities, mostly with Italian Service Providers, both Telecom Italia, National and International, and others.
    In 2004 he came back to the Validation team assuming the responsibility of the teams on the worldwide market theatre of Italtel on Telco solutions. In the following years he developed strong relationships with the Engineering teams of Italtel subsidiaries abroad.
    In 2009 Validation team and Engineering in Italy have been merged and he assumed the leadership of the teams dedicated to the International Market for Telco solutions.
    In 2011 he took in charge to responsibility of the worldwide theatre for both Engineering and Validation activities
    In 2017 he assumed the responsibility of leading the Business Unit dedicated to proprietary products, platform and applications, related to five main streams: Telco, SDN, IoT, Contextual Communication and Management. The Business Unit has in charge all the phases, from Offering to Development, from Engineering to Operations support, by itself or in cooperation with the other Italtel BU.

    Born in Milano, Italy in 1965, married, with four children, Giulio obtained his degree in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico of Milano in 1991 and attended the II level Master of the Politecnico of Milano in Innovation Management.

  • HEAD OF STRATEGY, INNOVATION & COMMUNICATION

    Luca Ferraris

    Luca Ferraris has more than 15 years experience in the high technology products and services market, holding roles of growing complexity in Pre-sales, Marketing and Strategy areas.

    He is graduated in Telecommunications Engineering and holds an Executive Master in Business Administration. By his educational and professional path, he is empowered to follow all the steps needed to set-up and track a strategic investment: his strong technological competence is enriched with the ability to analyze the market data, to perform an economical and financial appraisal of new projects value, to design and foster innovative offerings.

    Before being appointed of the current responsibility, he was leading the Internet of Things Italtel initiatives, following as well the relationships with Institutions and Industrial Associations. As Head of the Strategy, Innovation & Communication team, he is accountable for developing the company Industrial Plan, driving the Open Innovation initiatives, managing the Project financing activities, defining the Communication strategies.

  • GENERAL COUNSEL

    Nicolò de’ Castiglioni

    Nicolò de’ Castiglioni was born in 1960. He joined Italtel at the beginning of 2001. Prior to joining Italtel, de’ Castiglioni held a number of Senior Vice President positions in major Italian listed companies (i.e Pirelli).

    He had been General Counsel of Schiapparelli 1824 S.p.a (Pharmaceutical) and Franco Tosi (Italmobiliare Group – Finance). In 2001 he left Pirelli – where he entered as Head of Corporate Legal Affairs (1996) and became General Counsel of Pirelli Real Estate (1998) – to join Italtel.

    He received a Law degree at Università Statale in Milan (1985) and worked as solicitor for the law firms Baker & McKenzie (1985-86) and De Berti & Jacchia (1986 – 1990).

    He is General Counsel, Secretary of the Board and Secretary of the Compensation and Secretary of Supervisory Board (O.D.V.) (pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree no.231/01) Committee.

  • HEAD OF HUMAN RESOURCES & ORGANIZATION

    Maurizio Sacchi

    Maurizio Sacchi was born in 1961, joined Italtel as a recent graduated in 1987.
    At first, he worked in Industrial Relations in HR for Italtel Sistemi, and was in charge of the Personnel Management of Italy North Area in the same company from 1990 to 1997, with about 900 managed people.

    In 1997 he was named head of Personnel Management of 1,200 employees in R&D of Italtel SpA.
    Starting in 2010, reporting directly to the Head of HR, he coordinated Personnel Management, using dedicated accounts for the activities of people caring and talent management aimed at the enhancement of resources; care labor relations and union relations, application of the applicable legal and contractual and litigation work; planning the changes to the workforce and labor costs.

    In 2013 he was appointed Head of Human Resources & Organization.
    He received a Law degree at Università Cattolica in Milan.

  • HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDITING & COMPLIANCE

    Lorenzo Priolo

    Born in 1960, he is graduated full marks in Electronic Engineering (specialization Robotics).

    He held his thesis at the National Research Council (CNR) of Padua where he had a brief working experience as a researcher.
    He joined Italtel in 1988 dealing with project “Electronic Factory”, launched in the Carini plant (Palermo), taking care of quality and reliability aspects concerning the robotic production lines, at that time under implementation.

    He was involved in the Total Quality project and was Lead Assessor for several years for the Italian Quality Award (Premio Qualità Italia) for Small and Medium Enterprises, established by Confindustria (Italian Industrial Association).

    He was responsible for Corporate Quality, and since 2010, is Head of Internal Audit Department. From 2012, he is also Compliance Officer dealing with the Organizational, Management and Control Model pursuant to Italian Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.

    He takes part to the meetings of the Audit Committee, also as Secretary, and is member of the Supervisory Board (Organismo di Vigilanza).

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