Appointed to the Board: May 2019
Key strengths and experience
Francesca has an extensive background in various senior positions, specialising in corporate finance operations, strategy, audit, and human resources and procurement. Holds a BA in Economics from La Sapienza University in Rome. She began her professional career in 1987 in London at the UBS Group where she specialised in Corporate Finance.
Until September 2023, Francesca was the Head of Global Procurement of the Enel Group, having previously served in a variety of other positions, including Director of the People and Organisation, Director of Group Audit, and Head of Corporate Strategy. She covered a wide range of roles while at the Telecom Italia Group, including Head of Investor Relations, Head of Financial Planning and Head of Corporate Development and Mergers & Acquisitions, and was previously a director of Open Fiber, Italy’s largest broadband operator. Former Chairperson of Stream and Telespazio, as well as a former director of Sky Italy.
Committees: Compliance and Ethics Committee (Chairman), Nominations Committee, Remuneration Committee