Paolo Clerici
Group 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
Group Executive Deputy Chairman

Teresio Gigi Gaudio, born in Vignale Monferrato (Alessandria) in 1938.

Graduated in Economics at Bocconi University (Milan) magna cum laude.

Professional career:

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.



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.

Marco Monterisi
Group Chief Financial Officer

Marco Monterisi, born in Milan in 1979, married with one daughter.

He graduated in Finance at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

He worked for more than eight years in PricewaterhouseCoopers (Milan and Dublin office) as Manager in audit and transaction services for tier one firms operating in the banking, finance and real estate industries.

He has joined the Coeclerici Group in June 2012 as Financial Reporting Manager and after several years of continuous growth through the positions of Group Controller and Group Finance and Administration Director, he has been appointed as Group Chief Financial Officer as of April 2017. He is also Member of the Board of Directors in some affiliates of the Group.

Giacomo Clerici
Managing Director Coeclerici Far East

Giacomo Clerici was born on 8 March 1975 in Lugano (Switzerland) and he is married with two children.

He is actually responsible of the Group’s logistics activities in Indonesia and Managing Director of Coeclerici Far East (Pte) Ltd, fully owned subsidiary of Coeclerici S.p.A, a private multidivisional company founded more than 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).

Marco Inghilesi
Group Head of Human Resources

Born in Milan in 1975 by a Tuscan father and a Breton mother, he grew between Rome and Livorno. He lives with his wife in Monza.

He graduated with honors in Political Sciences at the University of Pisa in 2002, with a thesis on the differences between the immigration in France and in Italy.

He began to work with his brother taking the responsibilities on legal affairs in the family’s company Dalpex. In 2006 he made his first experience in HR and since then he has never left this area of work.
When the multinational company Aliaxis bought Dalpex, he was appointed as HR manager of the site of Livorno (taking responsibilities on about 70 employees) and, in less than five years, he became the HR manager of Aliaxis Italian division “Building and Sanitary” with responsibilities on almost 300 employees in two sites (Livorno and Bologna).

Since 1st of September 2015 he is the Group Head of Human Resources in Coeclerici and he is responsible for the implementation of the HR strategy of the Group.