Executive Team


Chairman
Alessandro Pansa
CEO
Enrico Bagnasco
Chief Financial Office
Riccardo Pieralice
Human Resources
Alessandra Leonardi
Chief Corporate Office
Ambrogio Michetti
Product Management
Daniele Mancuso
Chief Revenue Office
Mario Pastore
Security & Compliance
Enrico Gasbarra
Chief Technology Office
Massimo Massaro
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Chairman
Alessandro Pansa

Alessandro Pansa was appointed Chairman in May 2019.

He graduated in law at the University of Naples "Federico II". He has more than forty years of experience in public and private security sector, where he has held roles with increasing levels of responsibility. He joined the State Police in 1975 with the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Public Safety.

He began his career at the Cosenza Police Headquarters, where he dealt with organized crime and terrorism. In 1982 he was transferred to Rome to the narcotics team and then to the criminal police, and in 1985 was assigned to the Central Directorate of the Criminal Police, where he conducted important investigations into organized crime. He became Director of the Central Operations Service of the State Police in 1996.

Appointed Prefect in June 2000, he assumed the position of Central Director of Police "Specialties" in the directorate that coordinates the Road, Railway, Border and Postal and Communications Police. In July 2003 he became Head of the Central Directorate of Immigration and the Border Police of the Interior Ministry.

In November 2005, he took up the post of Deputy Director General of Public Security (Deputy Chief of Police), as well as Central Director of the Criminal Police (Criminalpol). On 4 January 2007 he was appointed Prefect of Naples by the Council of Ministers. On 30 August 2010 he took up the post of Director of the Department for Internal and Territorial Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior.

On 31 May 2013 he was appointed Chief of Police - Director General of Public Security by the Council of Ministers. On 29 April 2016 he was appointed Head of the DIS (Department of Information Security).

A Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, he has taught at the Higher Police Institute, the Higher School of Administration of the Interior and at a number of universities. He is co-author of numerous texts on security matters.

CEO
Enrico Bagnasco

Enrico Bagnasco was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sparkle on 17 November 2022.

He has been Chief Technology Officer at Sparkle since September 2019. Prior to that, from July 2018 he was 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.

Before, 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.

Chief Financial Office
Riccardo Pieralice

Riccardo is an international minded executive with 30 years of experience in the ICT services and infrastructures fields, dealing with growth and rationalization projects approached with strategic thinking and operational focus. He is a long lasting Board and Executive Committee Member in various Telco and ICT companies within historical Telecom Italia/TIM investments abroad. 

He has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Sparkle in September 2022 and spent last 10 years holding various responsibility roles in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Innovation, Business/Corporate Development and Project Management.

Riccardo has been working in the Company since 2004, starting as Head of Planning & Control of Subsidiaries.

He joined Telecom Italia Group in 1992 as Senior Analyst in Strategy Department at corporate level. Then moved to International Operations from 1995 to 2004 where he held different roles and responsibilities within Planning & Control Dpt., acting as a controller and participating to several M&A projects worldwide in that period.

Before joining the Telecommunication Group he worked for Eli Lilly, a US pharmaceutical company, as a manufacturing plant engineer & planner and as treasury analyst. In 1988 he began his career in Elettronica S.p.A., a company in the Electronic Defense field, as Radar System Engineer.

He holds an MBA from the Bocconi University in Milan and a degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome.
 

Human Resources
Alessandra Leonardi
Chief Corporate Office
Ambrogio Michetti
Product Management
Daniele Mancuso

Daniele Mancuso has been appointed Chief Product Management for Sparkle Group in October 2020.

From September 2019 to October 2020 he held the position of Chief Marketing Solutions & Business Development Officer.

In the previous years, 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 Revenue Office
Mario Pastore
Security & Compliance
Enrico Gasbarra
Chief Technology Office
Massimo Massaro

Massimo Massaro has been appointed Chief Technology Officer in December 2022.  

He started his career at Italcable in 1990 with the responsibility of the International Operation & Maintenance Center in Palermo. 
He coordinated several TI Group’s investment projects in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Cuba, Serbia, USA, France, Tunisia, Oman, developing a strong expertise in International Wholesale and Retail Services.
In 1997 Massimo was in South America to build TIM Group’s first Pan-American telecommunication companies: Etecsa Cuba and Bolivia, Telecom Argentina and Entel Chile. 
From 2007 to 2022 Massimo has held different roles and responsibilities in Customer Assurance and Delivery and in Network & Service Operations within Sparkle and TIM Group.

Massimo holds a degree in Electronic Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Palermo.