BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairman and CEO
Paolo Clerici, born in Genoa in 1945, married with two children.
After studying in Italy and Switzerland he joined the Coeclerici Group – at that time called Coe & Clerici – in 1967, starting with oil products trading and working up to an executive position in 1972 with his appointment as CEO and Managing Director of some minor Group companies.
He left Coeclerici in 1976 and set up his own companies first SAIF, acting inter alia as agent of Thyssen Carbometal Inc. and Koch Carbon. He sold his shares in SAIF to his business partner Franco Zucchi and in 1980 started a new company Compagnia Mercantile Internazionale active in importing coal, scrap metal, chemical and food products.
He went back to the Group in 1983 as CEO of SIRCO Trading S.p.A. (joint venture between Sears World Trade Inc., IRI and Coe & Clerici). He was also appointed member of the Board of Directors and of the Executive Committee of Coe & Clerici SpA.
In 1986 he was appointed Managing Director and one year later Deputy Chairman of the holding company, Coeclerici SpA. Paolo Clerici is the prime mover behind the international expansion of the Group, of which he has become Chairman in 1992.
Since 2001, after the conclusion of his second mandate as President of the Italian Ship-owners Association (Confitarma) 1997-2001, Paolo Clerici has decided to concentrate full time on the Coeclerici Group.
In June 2003 he was conferred the insignia of Cavaliere del Lavoro (Knight of Labor) by Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic.
Teresio Gigi Gaudio
Executive Deputy Chairman
Teresio Gigi Gaudio, born in Vignale Monferrato (Alessandria) in 1938.
Graduated in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan) magna cum laude.
1962-1967 ARTHUR ANDERSEN & CO. - Senior Auditor.
1967–1969 FOOTE, CONE & BELDING – Chief Financial Officer.
1969-1975 GTE TELECOMUNICAZIONI (subsidiary of General Telephone and Electronics) - Chief Financial Officer.
1975-1977 ERCOLE MARELLI SPA - Chief Financial Officer.
1977-1982 IMPRESIT (Fiat Group) - Chief Financial Officer.
1983-1990 ITALSTRADE (subsidiary of IRI-ITALSTAT) - Deputy General Manager.
1990-1998 COECLERICI GROUP - General Manager and, since 1996, CEO.
1998-2000 WASTE MANAGEMENT ITALIA - Chairman, CEO and Country Manager.
2001-2003 APRILIA - Vice President and CEO.
2003-2007 FIAMM - CEO and General Manager.
2007-2009 STILE BERTONE – CEO.
2010 ICONA SHANGHAI DESIGN & ENGINEERING - Chairman and CEO.
2013 COECLERICI SPA – Group Executive Deputy Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors with direct report to the Chairman on the following corporate functions: Information Technology, Treasury, Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, General Services, Internal Audit and Group Controllership.
Corrado Papone, born in Genoa in 1945.
After completing his high school education (specializing in classical studies), he brilliantly graduated in Law at the university of Genoa.
He began his career as lawyer at a leading law firm in Genoa towards the end of the sixties and earned the qualification to practice the legal profession with the highest marks.
He was involved in working groups for the development of standard contractual models for organizations and gave assistance in tax and financial matters to groups of public enterprises (Efim, Finmare, Ansaldo, Oto Melara, Termomeccanica, C.M.I., Compagnie Portuali Genovese, Ravennate, Savonese and others) and to other companies and/or local entities (Regione Liguria, Comune di Genova, Chamber of Commerce of Genoa, Ospedali Civili Genova, Ospedale Gaslini, Consorzio Pubblico Trasporti di Perugia and others). He also provided advisory services to international groups such as Philco, Philips, Shell Chimica, Esso Chimica, Fisons Pharma, Hermann Pharma and to no-profit organizations such as trustees, museums et similia.
Since 1992, upon receiving the mandate from Coeclerici Group's shareholders, he has covered the office of Deputy Chairman of Coeclerici SpA's Board of Directors and Member of the Coeclerici SpA's Executive Committee. He is partner and covers the office of Member of the Board of Directors of Finanziaria Cocler S.A.p.A.
Antonio Belloni, born in Genoa on 24 March 1950, married.
Antonio Belloni is Senior Advisor of BC Partners where he served as Managing Partner from 2006 to June 2011. During this period he contributed to the acquisitions of Migros Tikaret in Turkey and Gruppo COIN in Italy where he is now a Board Member.
Previously Antonio Belloni served as COCEO of De Agostini SpA where he spent eight years. In this role he managed the existing activities as well as the diversification program which led to several acquisitions for a total of Euro 5bn. The most notable acquisitions were Lottomatica SpA and Toro Assicurazioni SpA where he was appointed Chairman of the Board.
He previously was CEO and Managing Director of Camfin, holding company of the Pirelli Group and a listed steel, iron and oil products distributor and, before that, of Andrea Merzario Group, a sea, land and air transporter. He has a degree in economics and commerce from the University of Genoa.
Giorgio Cefis, born at Lesa (NO) on 18 September 1944.
Bocconi University, Milan
Degree in Business
City of London, London
The Worshipful Company of International Bankers,
Burgo Group, Turin
Allianz Bank, Milan
(Confederation of paper industry)
Andrea Clavarino, born in Mar del Plata (Argentina) on 24 January 1957, is married since 1992 and has two daughters.
He graduated in law in 1980 at the Genoa University and that same year entered the Coeclerici Group.
Andrea Clavarino has held different positions within the Group.
He was Director of the Johannesburg office, Marketing Director and Director General of the Trading division.
He is presently Member of the Board of Directors of Coeclerici SpA, in charge of the Group’s investment strategies. Besides, he is Chief Executive Officer of the Group Logistics division and has responsibilities for Insurance and Institutional Affairs.
Since 1999 he has been the Chairman of Assocarboni, the International Association of Coal Operators, grouping more than 80 international coal operators representing the entire coal value chain, from coal miners to the electricity producers, based in Rome and represented in Brussels.
Since 2001 he has been a Member of CIAB, the Coal Industry Advisory Board, the coal consultative body part of the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris.
Giacomo Clerici was born on 8 March 1975 in Lugano (Switzerland) and he is married with two children.
He is actually Managing Director of Coeclerici Far East (Pte) Ltd, fully owned subsidiary of Coeclerici S.p.A, a private multidivisional company founded 120 years ago in Genoa (Italy) involved in coal mining, trading, distribution, shipping (dry bulk ships) and logistics activities (transhippers, floating cranes, etc.) serving the power, steel and cement industries around the world.
He started his career as junior controller in Pirelli (Milan) then moved to RCS Media Group (Milan) and subsequently to Graham Beck winery (South Africa) before joining the family business in 2004. He has held different positions within Coeclerici Group, acting first as Group financial controller and then as Chief Financial Officer and in 2010 became member of the Coeclerici SpA’s Board of Directors, before moving to Singapore in 2012 to oversee and stimulate the growth of the Group in the Asia Pacific region.
He has an extensive knowledge of Corporate Finance (Syndicate Loan, Project Finance, Pre export and Trade Finance), Accounting (IFRS and local GAAP) and Information Technology (ERP, Treasury System and Business Intelligence).
Lupo Rattazzi, born in Losanna in 1953, married with two children.
Fom 1977 to 1978 he made his first professional experience at Centro Studi Confindustria as Assistant to the President Mr. Guido Carli for International Monetary Business.
From 1978 to 1979 he worked in New York City as Associate to the Corporate Finance Department at Salomon Brothers.
From 1979 to 1981 he joined Kuhn Loeb Lehman Brothers as Senior Associate at the International Advisory Service.
From 1981 to 1985 he came back to Italy at Pragma Finance and Investment as Founding Member and Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions and Trade Finance.
From 1981 to 1986 he was President of the Pilot Association and Italian Aviation.
From 1985 to 1988 he was Manager of Mergers and Acquisitions activities at C.F.I. SpA.
At the same time, from 1987 to 2002 he was Board Member of the National Agency for Flight Assistance, from 1988 to 2000 he was Founder and President of Air Europe SpA and from 1988 to 2001 he was Board Member of Luigi Serra Holding SpA.
Chairman of Italian Hospital Group.
Board Member of Exor Spa and SEAM SpA.
Chairman of Neos SpA and Vice President of Alpitour SpA.
Director of GL investment Srl.
Board Member of Finnat Bank.
President of Assaereo (Italian Airline Companies Association).
Jody Vender, born in Milan on 17 September 1950, has four children.
He got a Bachelor of Art degree in Economics in 1974 at Bocconi University in Milan where he has also been a Finance Professor from 1977 to 2004.
In 1978 he founded SO.PA.F. SpA, a corporation operating principally in the area of private equity with proprietary capital. In addition, the company operated in financial intermediation through a subsidiary, Pasfin.
Over the years, through SO.PA.F. Jody Vender has invested in about 80 companies in Italy. In addition, through SO.PA.F., Jody Vender has participated in about 40 investments outside of Italy as co-investor of leading private equity firms.
Outside of the Group, Jody Vender has been Board Member of Rinaldo Piaggio, Buitoni, Zanussi, Mondadori, Banca Nazionale dell’Agricoltura, ICLE Mediocredito Toscano, Recordati, Retequattro, Sasib, GIM Generale Industrie Metallurgiche and Camfin.
Jody Vender is currently a Board Member of Humanitas SpA, Prelios SpA, Astor SIM SpA and Jove Invest Srl.