Executive Team


Chairman
Alessandro Pansa
CEO
Elisabetta Romano
Administration, Finance & Control
Claudio Zezza
Marketing Solutions & Business Development
Daniele Mancuso
Chief Corporate Office
Valerio Fiorespino
Compliance, Risk Management & Revenue Ass.
Anna Maria Casazza
Chief Revenues Office
Mario Pastore
Security
Andrea Di Capua
Chief Technology Office
Enrico Bagnasco
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Chairman
Alessandro Pansa
CEO
Elisabetta Romano

Elisabetta Romano has thirty years of experience in the Telecommunications, IT and Media sector, where she has held roles with increasing amounts of responsibility. She has dealt with corporate strategies using an approach focused on sector development and transformation, in particularly challenging environments and contexts in Italy and abroad.

She began working as a Software Developer for Alcatel in 1987. In just a few years, she held various technical roles, first becoming System Engineer then Head of System Engineers; operating in Antwerp (Belgium) as well as Milan.

Following her technical experience at Alcatel, her career continued and developed at Ericsson, which she joined in 1998. In 2012, she was Head of Operations Support Systems based in Stockholm, where she developed strategies for telecommunication operators, introducing new business areas to the market. In 2015, she became Head of TV & Media, based in Santa Clara, California, where she was tasked with developing innovative solutions and services and cloud technology for TV operators and content providers in order to offer modern video experiences.

At Ericsson in 2017, she was also Head of Core Network, a department focused on the development of connectivity services, especially those related to 5G mobile broadband. She coordinated a global organisation of three thousand resources while pursuing the goal of enabling communication service providers to connect people and devices in new ways. She implemented and planned long-term strategies together with Ericsson’s board of directors in order to grow and maintain the company's leadership position.

On 1 July 2018, she joined TIM Group as Chief Technology Officer, with the responsibility of ensuring – at Group level – technological innovation and the evolution of Networks and Information Technology to support the journey towards digital transformation.

She was subsequently appointed Head of Chief Innovation & Partnership in November 2019.

Administration, Finance & Control
Claudio Zezza

Claudio Zezza has been appointed Vice President Administration, Finance and Control in November 2014.

Previously he was Chief Financial Officer of TIM Brasil, which he joins in 2008 after acquiring an extensive international experience as Corporate Controller of Telecom Italia Mobile international Subsidiaries.

Claudio joins Telecom Italia Group in 1990 and his first years he manages several activities, among others Strategic and Planning & Control, International Business and Financial Plans, Consolidation and Reporting, Investor Relations, Merger and Acquisition. Claudio holds a degree in Business Administration from the University “Sapienza” in Rome.

Marketing Solutions & Business Development
Daniele Mancuso

Daniele Mancuso has been appointed Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer for Sparkle Group in September 2019.

In the previous year, he served as Executive Vice President ICT Engineering, where he was in charge of the technological innovation, planning, engineering and development of Sparkle’s Global Network as well as of Information Technology. 

From August 2016 he held the position of Director of Innovation & Engineering, in charge of the engineering and deployment of Voice, Mobile, IP and & Data Platforms as well as of Submarine Cables, ICT Security Processes & Platforms and Datacenters & Cloud Infrastructures, while leading the Network Innovation and Evolution processes.

Prior to that he was Director Architecture & Engineering. 

He began his career in in 1991 in a Software House dealing with Robotics applied to Agriculture and, in 1993, he moved to Telecom Italia’s domestic Transmission department, focusing on the migration from PDH to SDH technology. 

In January 2013 Daniele was appointed Director of Engineering, IT & Security of Sparkle Mediterranean & Balkan Region where, since 2001, he has been holding several positions within Engineering & Operations departments. 

Daniele holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Catania.

Chief Corporate Office
Valerio Fiorespino

Valerio Fiorespino has been appointed Chief Corporate Office in April 2019.

From October 2016 up to March 2019 he has been Director of the Department of Data Collection, Methodology, ICT and Communication for Istat, the Italian National Statistical Institute. In this role he also coordinated the Regional Offices of the Institute. 

Prior to that, from 1988 up to 2016, he worked for Rai - Radiotelevisione Italiana, the Italian public broadcaster, covering several positions of increasing responsibility, starting from Labor Dispute, passing through Industrial Relationships, and Development of Managers and Journalists. The most important positions covered were Chief of Human Resources and Organization (from January 2000 up to June 2002 and from November 2013 up to May 2016) and Chief of TV Resources (negotiating contracts with artists, TV authors and TV Productions Companies both of entertainment programs and series) from December 2011 up to November 2013.

He has also covered the position of Member of the Board of the Perugia School of Journalism.

He holds a Degree in Law from Sapienza University. 
 

Compliance, Risk Management & Revenue Ass.
Anna Maria Casazza

Anna Maria Casazza has been appointed Vice President Compliance, Enterprise Risk Management & Revenue Assurance in December 2018.
 
Previously she was in charge of Revenue Assurance (since 2012) and Enterprise Risk Management (since 2014).
 
Anna Maria started her career in the telecommunications industry in 1988 at Italcable covering several positions in the Planning & Control, Reporting, Budgeting and International Cost Accounting sectors.
 
In 2000 she became responsible for Accounting Management of European Carriers within the International Wholesale Division of Telecom Italia.
 
In 2003 she joined Sparkle as Head of Billing; in this position she was responsible for receivable and payable invoice management, payment and credit management of Voice and IP&Data Services.
 
Anna Maria holds a degree in Economics & Administration from the University of Salerno “UNISA” and a MBA in Business Management at the SDOA.

Chief Revenues Office
Mario Pastore
Security
Andrea Di Capua
Chief Technology Office
Enrico Bagnasco

Enrico Bagnasco has been appointed Chief Technology Officer in September 2019.

From July 2018 he has been TIM CTO’s Product & Portfolio Manager and from September 2016 he led TIM Technology Innovation with focus on 5G, network virtualization and slicing, big data analytics and cognitive computing. Prior to that, he held different management responsibilities in Telecom Italia in the areas of OSS, Service Platforms and Network engineering, including IP metro, CDN, wireline broadband access, home devices, VoIP/IMS, contact center, video platforms and IoT services.

He joined CSELT (Telecom Italia’s R&D center) in 1988 and led research and standardization activities on network management and service platforms in ETSI, ITU and TeleManagement Forum.

He holds a degree in Computer Science from the University of Torino.