Turin, 16 April 2024 – The first meeting of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo’s new General Council was held today, convened by the outgoing Chair Rosanna Ventrella Grimaldi.

Publication date: 16 April 2024

Marco Gilli was elected as Chair and Rosanna Ventrella Grimaldi as Vice-Chair.

I am very pleased with the work done over the past few months”, says Rosanna Ventrella. “I have contributed and paid constant attention to the processes and values that distinguish this Foundation in the course of setting up the bodies, as required by the Constitution, with the support of the Secretary General’s experience. The Governance with which we will be working from today is an excellent team, with the right cross-sectional skills to respond to the challenges of the society in which we live. As Vice-Chair, I will continue with the work I started four years ago, benefiting now from the new experience that has greatly enriched me and which I will use to support the activities of this Foundation.”

Following the verification of fulfilment by the new directors of the honourability and professionalism requirements, the new governance structure of the Turin-based Foundation was established for the four-year period 2024-2027.

“It is a great honour for me to have been appointed today as Chair of a Foundation like Compagnia di San Poalo, a nationally recognised institution with a centuries-old history”, declares Chair Marco Gilli. “I am taking up this great challenge with enthusiasm and confidence in the knowledge that I am supported by a multidisciplinary team of the highest calibre, in terms of both governance and structure. I am fully aware of the responsibility that this role entails and I am committed from today to ensuring stability and continuity in pursuing the Foundation’s mission, with particular attention to the End-of-Mandate Document approved by the previous General Council, which establishes the centrality of people and the promotion of the common good as the primary values, in a context of innovation and  sustainability. Also in continuity with the past, I am convinced that, taking the best international practice as an example, future programming must increasingly be based on making the best use of data, analysing and managing it in such a way to make evidence-based decisions. I am sure that the skills of the Management Committee, the General Council, the Board of Statutory Auditors and the Company’s staff, led with professionalism by the General Secretary, will allow us to become an increasingly active agent of sustainable development in the territories we cover.”


The Foundation’s Management Committee consists of the following:

  • Marco Gilli, Chair
  • Rosanna Ventrella Grimaldi, Vice-Chair
  • Carlo Picco
  • Ezio Raviola
  • Nicoletta Viziano


The General Council consists of the following:

  • Mariangela Battisti (appointed by Philea, Philanthropy Europe Association)
  • Silvia Bordiga (appointed jointly by Accademia delle Scienze di Torino and Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei)
  • Nicoletta Buratti (appointed jointly by IIT – Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and the University of Genoa)
  • Fatima Zahra El Maliani (coopted by the General Council)
  • Ezio Ghigo (appointed jointly by the University of Turin and the Polytechnic of Turin)
  • Barbara Graffino (coopted by the General Council)
  • Vincenzo Ilotte (appointed by the Turin Chamber of Commerce)
  • Davide Livermore (coopted by the General Council)
  • Angelo Matellini (appointed by the Genoa Chamber of Commerce)
  • Enrica Pagella (appointed by FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano)
  • Mariagrazia Pellerino (appointed by the City of Turin)
  • Lorenzo Pozza (appointed by the Milan Chamber of Commerce)


The same meeting also appointed the Board of Auditors, consisting of:

  • Luca Asvisio (Chair)
  • Paolo Rizzello (regular member)
  • Paola Vola (regular member)
  • Nicoletta Paracchini (alternate member)
  • Salvatore Regalbuto (alternate member)


The plenum of the General Council will be reached with the replacement appointments by: City of Turin, Turin Chamber of Commerce, Piedmont Region, Unioncamere Piemonte, City of Genoa.  These appointments must be received by 17 June 2024.