Corporate Governance

IREN S.p.A's Corporate Governance is based on shared rules, also extended to its subsidiaries, which inspire and address the strategies and activities of the Group.
The tools adopted by the Group guarantee the respect of values, principles, and ethical conduct within an industrial model that plans its growth so that it is fully sustainable.
In order to ensure the necessary consistency between its conduct and strategy, the Group created a set of internal rules that configure a Corporate Governance model based on the distribution of responsibility and on a balanced relationship between management and control.

The adoption of modern organizational and managing mechanisms is instrumental in spreading a corporate culture in all its aspects and to making the most out of knowledge, allowing managers, employees and partners to increase their awareness of the importance of the role of the Group both in terms of value creation and because of the responsibility entailed by the supply of services which are highly relevant for the community.

Corporate Governance in short

IREN has adopted a “traditional” corporate governance that includes:

  • Shareholders' Meetings having decision-making power over the main governance actions taken by the company, as provided by law and the Company's Bylaws;
  • A Board of Directors;
  • A Chairman, a Vice President and a Chief Executive Officer, delegated bodies;
  • A Board of Statutory Auditors responsible for supervising compliance with the law and the Bylaws and compliance with the principles of correct management practices, the supervision of the adequacy of the organizational structure, of the internal audit and of the administrative system;
  • An Auditing Company listed in a specific register held by Consob who is responsible for auditing and expressing an opinion on the financial statements pursuant to the laws and the Bylaws.



Company officers

Board of Directors

 Paolo Peveraro - Chairman
 Massimiliano Bianco - Chief Executive Officer
 Ettore Rocchi - Vice -Chairman
 Moris Ferretti - Director
 Lorenza Franca Franzino - Director
 Alessandro Ghibellini - Director
 Fabiola Mascardi - Director
 Marco Mezzalama - Director
 Paolo Pietrogrande - Director
 Marta Rocco - Director
 Licia Soncini - Director
 Isabella Tagliavini - Director
 Barbara Zanardi - Director

Board of Auditors

Michele Rutigliano - Chairman
Cristina Chiantia - Statutory auditor
Simone Caprari - Statutory auditor
Marco Rossi - Alternate auditor
Donatella Busso - Alternate auditor

Auditing Company
PricewaterhouseCoopers S.p.A. 

Powers of delegated bodies

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is entrusted with the widest powers for the ordinary and extraordinary management of the Company and has the power to perform any appropriate action for the implementation and achievement of the Company object, including organizing the Company and the Group in business areas, structured in companies or divisions, except for the powers that the law and the Bylaws assign to Shareholders' Meeting.

The Board of Directors delegates its powers to one or more of its members and may also assign powers to the Chairman, the Vice President and Chief Executive Officer not conflicting with each other.

The list of issues that that Board of Directors is exclusively responsible for is set by articles 25.4 and 25.5 of the Bylaws.

13 are the members of the Board of Directors and they are appointed on the basis of a number of lists presented by shareholders that must be deposited at the company's registered offices, for them to be valid, at least 25 days before the date set for the shareholders' meeting, in first call, and made public on the internet site of the Company at least 21 days before the date set for the Shareholders' Meeting in first call.

The decisions of the Board of Directors are adopted with the favourable vote of the absolute majority of the Directors and with the favourable vote of at least 10 directors on the issues explicitly envisaged by article 25.5 of the Bylaws.

The Chairman

The Chairman is entrusted with responsibilities and powers in relation to:

  • Institutional relations
  • External relations
  • Communication and image
  • Internal audit
  • Relations with Regions and Local Authorities
  • Relations with Regulators
  • Merger and acquisition

The Vice President

The Vice President is entrusted with responsibilities and powers in relation to:

  • Corporate affairs
  • Corporate compliance
  • Committees
  • Risk management
  • Corporate social responsibility

The Chief Executive officer

The CEO is entrusted with responsibilities and powers in relation to:

  • Strategic planning
  • Administration and finance
  • Controlling
  • Staff and organization
  • Shared services
  • Information and communication technology
  • Procurement and tender contracts
  • Investment management
  • Legal affairs
  • Investor relations
  • Special projects