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Board of directors

The company is administered by the Board of Directors and consists of 11 members, 6 of which are independent. Directors may remain in office for no longer than three financial years and are appointed and can be re-elected at the Shareholders’ Meeting. The mandate of the current board will expire at the approval of the financial statements as of 31 December 2019.
The board has the power to undertake any action it considers opportune in order to carry out and achieve the company’s objectives.
The Honorary Chairman of CIR is the company’s founder Carlo De Benedetti.
Composition of the board of directors
NamePositionExec/non-execIndependence (Code of Conduct)Independence TUF
Rodolfo De Benedetti ChairmanExec
Monica Mondardini CEOExec
Maria Patrizia Grieco DirectorNon execxx
Philippe Bertherat DirectorNon execxx
Maristella Botticini DirectorNon execxx
Edoardo De Benedetti DirectorNon exec
Franco Debenedetti DirectorNon exec
Marco De Benedetti DirectorNon exec
Silvia Giannini DirectorNon execxx
Claudio Recchi DirectorNon execxx
Guido Tabellini DirectorNon execxx
NOTES: Independence (Code of Conduct and TUF): indicates whether a director can be qualified as independent based on the criteria established by the Code of Conduct (July 2015 edition) and by art. 148 paragr. 3 of the TUF. The Shareholders’ Meeting held on April 28 2017 set 11 as the number of members of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meeting held on April 28 2017 checked the existence of the requisites of independence set out in the Code of Conduct.