Board of Directors and Committees
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Andrea Lacorte graduated cum laude in Veterinary Medicine in 1982 from the University of Pisa.
Between 1983 and 1997 he held a number of positions: (i) Commercial agent at Petrini S.p.A. (1982-1983); (ii) Director at the agro-business Valentina Nuova (1984-1986); (iii) Product Manager at Petrini S.p.A., with a particular focus on nutrition (1986-1988); (iv) Commercial Director and, subsequently, General Manager of S.I.M.B. S.r.l. (1988-1997).
He has been the Chairman – while is also the founder – since 1997 of Nutristar S.p.A.
Andrea Lacorte, after carrying out extensive research on lipidological and nutritional applications in the field of nutritional supplements, foods and medical devices, also contributed to the foundation of (i) Alesco S.r.l. (in 2000), holding the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors until now and (ii) Pharmanutra S.p.A. (in 2003), acting until now as Chairman. Since 2011, he has been Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Junia Pharma.
Andrea Lacorte has carried out research and created sucrosomial solutions with human application.
Between January 1995 and April 1996, he carried out military service as Officer at the Naval Academy of Livorno.
Between February 1996 and April 1997, he was employed at the Giovanni Bucarelli commercial firm in Pisa, specialising in accounting and administrative matters. Subsequently, Roberto Lacorte was hired by the Claudio Bucchianica Accountancy Firm in Pisa, with involvement in bankruptcies and corporate and administrative operations (1997-2000). Since 2002, he has been a partner at the Bucarelli Lacorte Cognetti Accountancy Firm. Roberto Lacorte was a director at Lira s.a.s. between 1998 and 2001.
He holds in addition the following positions: Director at Nutristar S.r.l. (since 2000); Director at Alesco S.r.l. (since 2001); Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pharmanutra (since 2003); Chairman of the Board of Directors of Junia Pharma (since 2009); Statutory auditor of Pontlab S.r.l. engineering company (since 2012).
Since 2002, he has been involved in start-ups with a particular focus on the shipbuilding sector.
Since November 2005, Roberto Lacorte has taught at the FUCINA institute (training institute of the nautical sector industrial association); owner of the “Management di bordo (on-board management)” course. He is enrolled to the list of Accountants and Auditors.
In 1984, he was appointed as Parmalat Authorised Retailer Automation Manager at Sisted. Between 1986 and 1993, he was a Financial Analyst at Banca Monte Parma. Between 1993 and 2000, he held a number of roles at the PAM Group: Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer (1993-1994); Lazio Area Supermarkets Manager (1995-1997); Supermarkets Marketing Manager (1997-1998); Superstore Business Unit Manager (1998-1999); Hypermarkets Regional Manager (1999-2000). Between 2003 and 2006, he was the Ethics Business Unit Manager at Schering Italia. During the 2006-2008 two-year period, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Step S.p.A.. Also in this period, he was an Oversight Director at Management & Capitali S.p.A.. Between 2008 and 2015, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Vertigo S.r.l.. In 2013, he founded Beda S.r.l., of which he is a shareholder and sole director.
Since 2009, he has been a Director and the Chief Marketing Officer of PharmaNutra S.p.A.
Germano Tarantino carries out research and invention on sucrosomial solutions with human application.
Since 1987 he is in the register of Chartered accountant and skilled professional in the field of the city of Bologna, since 1995 he is recorded under the Legal Auditor Register at MEF and at CTU of Bologna Court.
Since 1989, he has been a Receiver and Court appointed Administrator at the Bologna Court and recently he has been nominated Crisis Supervisor from the Crisis Composition Organisation at the Bologna ODEC. Moreover since 1995, he has acted as a Technical Consultant for the Bologna Public Prosecutors Office. Since 2005, he has held the position as Advisor in favour of different enterprises concerning recovery plans, debt restorations, composition with creditors, and assistance in special corporate operations. In 1998 he was appointed the Liquidator of Derbit S.p.A., an Imperbel NV Group company (Belgium), and in 2006 the Liquidator of S.A.G.I.S. S.p.A., the company that managed the Enzo e Dino Ferrari circuit in Imola, after having been a tax consultant for the same company in 2001.
He currently holds positions as Director, Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors and Statutory Auditor of several joint-stock companies and sole statutory auditor of limited liability companies.
From 2001 to 2003 she practised her studies at Calloni & Ambrosoli law firm. From 2004 to 2015 she worked for D’Urso Gatto Bianchi law firm (now called Gatti Pavesi Bianchi), becoming Junior Partner in 2011. Since 2016 she is partner of Pedersoli law firm.
Marida Zaffaroni is specialised in Industrial and Financial Group Legal Advice, in relation to business and corporate law, in the field of special operation such as mergers, takeovers, joint venture, corporate reorganisation and renovation as well as in the field of debt restructuring.
She is a regular professor at the University of Bergamo and professor on contract at the Bocconi University. Giovanna collaborates with SDA Bocconi since 1998. She managed research and training projects with important companies.
Author of several articles and essays concerning themes treated by herself. She is a member of Editorial Council Internation Journal of Portfolio Analysis and Management.
She is Indipendent Advisor of Banco Popolare S.p.A and Digital Value S.p.A; she has also been Indipendent Advisor of Akros Bank (2017-April 2020), Sesa S.p.A (2012-July 2018) and Aletti Bank (2012- March 2017). Finally, she has been Scientific Senior Manager of ACEPI (Italian Association of Certificate and Investment Products).