Profiles of Top Management of Open Fiber

This section outlines the company’s organisational chart, which describes the structure, relationships and duties of personnel. Find out who the CDA and senior figures are within Open Fiber.

After earning his degree in Business Economy magna cum laude, from L.U.I.S.S. «Guido Carli» University (Rome), he successfully got a Ph.D in corporate tax law.

From February 12°, 2018 to March 31°, 2023, he served as Commissioner at the National Securities and Exchange Commission.

Before, he served as Deputy General Director for the Security Intelligence Department  at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers.

From 2002 to 2007 he was appointed as General Director of Finance at MEF (Italian Ministry of Finance).

His career includes a remarkable experience at the Bank of Italy as well as covering remarkable roles at the ONU, the OECD and ISVAP (Supervisory institute of private and public-interest insurance companies).

Grand Officer of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, he is furthermore the author of several publications in the financial field.

Giuseppe Gola was appointed C.E.O. and General Manager of Open Fiber.

His professional background in the telecommunications field is strong. In 1990, he graduated in Electronic Engineering from La Sapienza Università di Roma, and then he attained a Master’s degree in Management Development from LUISS Guido Carli in Rome.

In 1991, he started his business career serving in the Enel Group, where he contributed to establishing Wind Telecommunications S.p.A., serving as Head of Business Plan for Mobile Services. In 1988, he became Head of Business Plan and Shareholders’ Relations of the Company.

After several other experiences in the TLC sector, he rejoined Wind in 2002, where he held increasingly prominent positions until taking on the role of C.F.O. from 2007 to 2016.

In 2017, he was appointed C.F.O. of Acea S.p.A., contributing to the multi-utility’s transformation by acquiring gas distribution, photovoltaic production and waste treatment companies.

In 2020, he was appointed C.E.O. of Acea S.p.A., boosting the Group’s EBITDA and net profit growth, managing an investment plan of over EUR 3.2 billion and achieving, among other things, an improvement in each service quality indicator.

Since December 2023 he has been Vice Chairman of Asstel – Assotelecomunicazioni, the industrial representative association of the telecommunications supply chain in Italy.

With a Degree in Business and Economics from La Sapienza University in Rome, Mauro Accroglianò is a certified public accountant and auditor.

His career spans the telecommunications industry: he began working at Telecom Italia Mobile in 1993, where he was responsible for the marketing strategies of the mobile radio services for the company’s main acquisition and privatization projects in Europe, Asia and Brazil.

In 1998, he joined the Wind Telecomunicazioni start-up, managing the commercial launch of landline and mobile services and also covering various roles in commercial management, both retail and wholesaleWholesale Open Fiber is a ‘wholesale only’ operator, i.e. it operates exclusively in the wholesale market, offering access on fair and non-discriminatory terms to all interested Market Operators..

In 2009, Accroglianò was appointed Director of Mobile Consumer Marketing and, in 2013, he became Director of Sales to Consumers and SMEs, and also Managing Director of the Wind Retail subsidiary.

In 2017, he returned to TIM as the Consumer Marketing Director for landlines, then Head of MVNO (Mobile Virtual NetworkNetwork In computer language, the term network defines a set of hardware and software devices which, when linked together, enable the exchange and sharing of resources, data or information. In a computer network, the devices that generate, route and terminate data are called network nodes. Operators) and, lastly, Multimedia & Entertainment Director.

In 2020, Accroglianò continued his professional path by joining Acea Energia as the Chief Commercial Officer, managing the company turnaround in preparation for full market liberalization.

After obtaining a degree in Economics and Business from the La Sapienza University in Rome, Gianluca Acquas went on to achieve a master’s degree in Audit and Control from the University of Pisa.

A member of the Italian Association of Internal Auditors since 2002, he also works with the Association of Members of Supervisory Bodies, pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/01.

With over ten years’ experience of managing internal audits, risk management and compliance, he has held increasingly senior roles in companies such as Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A, Erg S.p.A. and TotalErg S.p.A.

He worked with the start-up Italo S.p.A – Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori, the first private high-speed train operator, overseeing the environmental management and rail safety systems before serving as Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management.

Always passionate about Human Resources, Chirichilli graduated in Work and Organizational Psychology from La Sapienza in Rome and began her career dealing with selection and training, first in consulting, then in Alitalia.

Chirichilli landed in the world of telecommunications in TIM in 1996 and moved to Wind in the start-up phase. In the 15 or so years in Wind Chirichilli touches all functions, selection and training, talent development and management, compensation and HR business partner, holding roles of increasing responsibility including as HR and Communications director of Wind Retail.

Chirichilli joined Poste Italiane to manage internal communication in the IPO phase, and then became HR and Communications director of the airline Poste Air Cargo, contributing to the industrial reconversion project.

From 2018 Chirichilli returned to Alitalia and, as HR director, contributed to the definition and management of the sale of the aviation, handling and maintenance branches.

From July 2022 and until joining Open Fiber, as People director, Chirichilli directs the start-up of Swissport Italia, a company of the Swissport International group.

After earning his degree in Business Administration and Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, he began his career in the banking sector at Citibank N.A., covering different roles of responsibility in the Corporate & Investment Bank division.

He continued his professional career with positions of increasing responsibility in various large companies such as Omnitel Pronto and Vodafone Omnitel, first as Head of Treasury and Capital Markets and then as Finance Director. He continued his career in INDESIT assuming the role of Group Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Division Officer/Food Treatment, and subsequently at Terna as Group Chief Financial Officer.

He has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of A2A since 2014, coordinating a team of over 200 people.

Graduated cum laude in Law at Sapienza University of Rome he completed his training by obtaining a Master of Laws degree in Corporation Law at the New York University School of Law.

He began his career in 1998 and he mainly dealt with M&A operations until 2007, providing assistance to leading Italian and foreign companies at major international law firms.

Since 2007, he brought his experience to Autostrade per l’Italia to continue his career at Atlantia, where he held the role of Head of Domestic Legal and Corporate Affairs and Head of Company Secretary. In August 2020 he joined Cassa Depositi e Prestiti taking on the role of Head of Corporate Affairs and Special Projects.

External Relations Director at Open Fiber since July 2017.

Graduated in Literature at La Sapienza University of Rome, Andrea Falessi has been a professional journalist since 1990: he collaborated with several newspapers.

Between 2001 and 2004, he took over as Head of Press Office at Allianz-RAS assicurazioni.

From 2004 to 2008 he was Assistant to the Chairman at Enel, then from 2008 to the end of 2010 he was Head of Analysis and Planning at Enel’s International Institutional Affairs.

From January 2011 to December 2014, as External Relations Director at Enel Green Power, he managed all the communications activities for Italy and for all the foreign countries where the company is present.

During 2012 Andrea Falessi worked at the Prime Minister’s Office, serving as Head Spokesperson at the Press Office of the Ministry of Regional Affairs, Tourism and Sport.

He was Head of Communications at Enel in Italy from the end of 2014 until he moved to Open Fiber.

Graduated with honors in Economics and Commerce at the University Federico II of Naples, she obtained the qualification to practice as a chartered accountant.

After a first experience at Coopers & Lybrand S.p.A., in 1996 she joined TIM S.p.A., mainly in the International Affairs area, first as Project Manager, then as Manager.

In 2001 she joined Banca IMI as Head of the European Mobile Telecom desk in the Equity Research department, to continue as Senior Investment Manager of the closed fund “Mezzogiorno” Sanpaolo IMI Private Equity and then as Head of Credit Analysis and Evaluation of the OPI Bank of the same Group.

Since 2007 she brought her experience in C.D.P. S.p.A. holding various roles of increasing responsibility until she became Group Chief Risk Officer of the Group, to whom the Risk Management functions, Credit Appraisal, Compliance & AML of the parent company and subsidiaries subject to management and coordination report to.

Graduated in Law – specialisation in Finance, from LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome. She obtained her license to practise law in 2002.

She acquired professional experience as a lawyer first in the law firm Lovells, and later in the law firm NCTM – Negri – Clementi Toffoletto Montironi & Soci.

In January 2009, she became Legal and Corporate Affairs Director of the start-up Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.a. (Italo), the first private operator in passenger rail transport on the high-speed network. From January 2009 until January 2012, she also associated this position with responsibility for the Purchasing Department.

Since May 2016, she held the position of Director of Corporate, Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Compliance Officer at FNM, the holding company of the leading integrated transport and mobility group in Lombardy, a company listed on the Milan stock exchange.

After studying Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications at Politecnico of Milano, he obtained a Master in Information Technology at CEFRIEL in Milan. Since 1991 to 1998, he was a member of Italcable’s Operations Division, later merged into Telecom Italia’s International Services Department.

Immediately afterwards he joined Infostrada, where he took over the management of Network Engineering. Following the merger with Wind, since 2001 he has developed an important professional career, carrying out assignments of increasing responsibility in the technological field. Since 2006 to 2012 he has been Director of Network Development passing to the Information Technology Direction, taking than over the responsibility of CTIO until 2015, becoming also a member of the Board of the Galata tower company (now Cellnex).

After a consulting experience at Accenture, in 2017 he joined Ericsson where he became Head of Digital Services for Italy and the South East Mediterranean Region. Since March 2020 to February 2022 he joined TIM as Chief Procurement Officer and then as Chief Technology and Operations Officer.

A Law graduate from La Sapienza University with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.

A Manager with a wide national and international experience in marketing, strategies and sales in the Infrastructure and Telecommunications Services Markets.

He joined AT&T, covering the role of Vice President, Strategy of AT&T Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 1996 he joined Olivetti/Infostrada as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development than he moved to Sprint International in 1997 as Executive Vice President, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

From 2002 he worked for Telecom Italia as Head of International Wholesale Services, and then as CEO of Telecom Italia Sparkle.

In 2015 he moved to GCX – Global Cloud Xchange as Advisor for Italy, and after as Head of Marketing and Sales USA and Europe before being appointed President and General Manager of Retail Operations.

Since 2022 he has been Senior Advisor supporting sales strategies at Sparkle.

A graduate of Economic and Social Disciplines from the Bocconi University of Milan, Francesco Nonno has nearly 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector and specialises in compliance and competition law.

After graduating, he spent ten years working for consultancy firms specialising in the communications sector in Italy and France, holding roles in project management across strategic analysis and telecommunications product/service placement.

Later, he helped set up the Communications Regulatory Authority, where he worked for around six years. During this time, he became the Head of the Telecommunications Operators and Services office, part of the Watchday and Control Department.

From 2004 until his move to Open Fiber, he worked for the Telecom Italia Group, initially heading up Regulatory Affairs for Telecom Sparkle. In 2005, he became Head of Competition Affairs for Telecom Italia, gaining more responsibilities over time, including in the fields of regulation and/or privacy on both the national and European levels. More recently, he oversaw relations with national Authorities from 2012 to 2015 and in 2016 became the Head of Competition and Regulatory Affairs relating to wholesale and energy services.

Graduated in 1994 in Electrical Engineering, Information and Management Systems at the Milan Polytechnic.

In 1997, after a short stint with the company La Rinascente S.p.a. in the field of information systems, he joined Olivetti S.p.a., where his professional career started in the fields of purchasing and telecommunications.

Between 2001 and 2021 he gained further professional experience with Telecom Italia S.p.a. Group where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in the procurement and operations fields, firstly as Head of Facility Management Purchasing & Make or Buy, and then as VP Group Chief Purchasing Officer, Head of Field Services Procurement, Head of Access Network Procurement & Logistics, VP Network Procurement, Head of Fixed Network Operations North West Area, and finally having the senior management role of Head of Fixed & Mobile Network Development North West Area.

From 2021 he became “Telecommunications Advisor in the Cabinet Office of the Minister” in the Ministry of Economic Development.

On 17 October 2022 he joined Open Fiber to take up the role of Head of Infrastructure Purchasing of the non-Conventional Network, Housing and Logistics for the Procurement & Logistics Department.

With over twenty years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Daniela Sonno covered the role of Financial Controller at Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. until 2016, the year which she was hired by the tower company Galata S.p.A. as Head of Management Control.

In 2018, Sonno became CFO of Cellnex Italia S.p.A. and, over the following five years, she was appointed to the executive board of the company, and became a member of the Corporate Ethics Committee and the Integration PMO of the acquired CK Hutchison Network Italia.

After earning her university degree in statistics at La Sapienza University in Rome, she specialized in demographic statistics at the Italian National Institute of Statistics and completed the Advanced Management Program at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra.