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November 27th

University Bocconi

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CEO, Ferretti Group

Vincenzo Cannatelli was born in 1952. He is married to Celia and has two daughters, Alessandra and Claudia.

He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 and lived for extended periods of time in Australia and the United States, acquiring a vast professional experience in various markets around the world.

After working for Stet in the Eighties as Director of Planning and Control, in 1987 he joined Finmeccanica as General Manager of Elsag, the Group’s subsidiary operating in the service automation sector.

In the 90’s as Chief Executive Officer of Elsag Bailey Process Automation – a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the two leading industrial process automation companies in the world – he worked in the United States until the company was sold to ABB in 1999. In the same period he served on the Board of three listed American companies: Brown & Sharpe, Concentra and Impact Systems.

In 1999 Vincenzo joined the Enel Group, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eurogen, Elettrogen and Interpower – the three generation companies subsequently sold in the market. In January 2002 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Enel Distribuzione. In July of the same year, as part of the reorganisation of Enel, he becomes Chief Operating Officer of both the Infrastructures and Networks Division and the Market Division, a position which he held in addition to that of President of Enel Distribuzione, Enel Gas and other subsidiaries of the Enel Group.

In 2006 Vincenzo joined the KME Group as Chief Executive Officer. KME is one of the world's largest manufacturers of copper and copper alloy products, with 15 production facilities located in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Great Britain and China, over €3.5 billion of revenues in 2006 and over 6,000 employees.

In April 2007 Vincenzo Cannatelli was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ferretti Group, world leader in luxury motoryachts, with a unique portfolio of exclusive brands in the nautical world: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama, Bertram, Riva, Apreamare, Mochi Craft, Custom Line and CRN.

Vincenzo is also President of Aledia, the company that he incorporated in 2006 together with other key founders to grow in the field of Renewable Energy. Aledia’s mission is to establish a leading Group in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency sectors, to engineer, develop and operate innovative solutions and promote a responsible Italian Energy Policy.