Corporate Governance

SIMEST organizational structure

The Board of Directors guides and directs the activities of SIMEST with the support of the corporate bodies, including the Board of Statutory Auditors, the Supervisory Bod and the Director of the Court of Auditors.

The Management Team defines and implements operational plans, using the stimuli that emerged from daily work to implement projects and ideas.


Board of Directors


Board of Statutory Auditors


Trade Union Supervisory Body


Chief Executive Officer of the Court of Auditors


Management team

Board of Directors


Pasquale Salzano

Pasquale Salzano has been Chairman of SIMEST SpA since December 2019, as well as European and International Affairs Director of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Born in 1973, Pasquale Salzano graduated in 1996 in law from the Federico II University of Naples, where he subsequently collaborated with Prof. Benedetto Conforti at the chair of international law, earning a PhD in international law at the University of Siena. In 2000, he passed the state exam to become a lawyer.
He entered the diplomatic corp in 1999 and held his first positions in Rome, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Directorate General for European Integration.

In 2001, he was Chief of Staff of the OSCE International Mission in Belgrade and the following year he was in Pristina to set up the Italian Diplomatic Office in Kosovo, now the Embassy of Italy.
In 2005, he worked in New York at the Permanent Representation of Italy to the United Nations where he followed the Balkans dossier.
In 2007, he returned to Rome to the Office of the Diplomatic Advisor of Palazzo Chigi where, in view of the Italian Presidency of the G8, he was appointed Head of the G8 Sherpa Office.

At the end of the Italian Presidency of the G8 in 2009, he was sent to Paris to work at the OECD Secretariat to take on the role of Director of the Heiligendamm / L’Aquila Process, a process of dialogue and involvement of the main emerging economies on the major global challenges started in 2007 for G8 countries. In 2011, he was seconded from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Eni as head of International Institutional Relations and head of the Eni office in the United States. In 2014, he was appointed Senior Vice President and subsequently joined the Eni Management Committee as Executive Vice President and Director of National and International Institutional Affairs. From April 2017 to December 2019 he served as Italian Ambassador to Qatar.

Pasquale Salzano is the “Young Global Leader” of the World Economic Forum.
He has attended postgraduate courses at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University, at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies at the University of Oxford and is the author of numerous publications on issues of energy and geopolitics. He taught a course on gas geopolitics at the LUISS Business School in Rome. He speaks English, French and Spanish.

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Regina Corradini D’Arienzo

Regina Corradini D’Arienzo graduated in psychological sciences. She completed studies in business administration in Turin and followed a program in Executive Management in Corporate Investment Banking  at Bocconi University in Milan.

From 1990 to 2008 she held various positions at the San Paolo IMI bank (later Intesa Sanpaolo), up to the role of Head of Marketing and Commercial Service within the Corporate Division of the Banca dei Territori.

In 2008 she joined Banca Popolare di Novara, an institution of which she became Head of the Corporate Division in 2011 and subsequently took up the position of Head of the Corporate Division of the Banco Popolare holding.

In BNL from 2013, she first held the position of North West Corporate Territorial Director and – from 2016 – the position of Corporate Banking Director.

She have also held positions in some companies of the BNP Paribas Group: Chairman of the Board of Directors of Bnl Leasing S.p.A., Deputy Chairman of Ifitalia S.p.A., Director of Arval Italia S.p.A.

Barbara Beltrame Giacomello


Federica Diamanti


Guido Grimaldi

Roberto Rati


Roberto Rio

Board of Statutory Auditors

Ugo Venanzio Gaspari

Franca Brusco

Paolo Cotini

Barbara Aloisi

Massimo Scarafuggi

Trade union supervisory body

Raffaele Squitieri

Mario Casellato

Manuela Sabbatini

Chief Executive Officer of the Court of Auditors

Stefania Petrucci

Management team

Marco Bellocci

Valeria Borrelli

Lorella Campi

Marco Cantalamessa

Regina Corradini D'Arienzo

Luca Di Marco

Sergio Faltracco

Marco Gaeta

Anna Imperadori

Carolina Lonetti

Lisa Nocilla

Francesco Tilli