Corporate

GovernanceStevanato Group is led by Sergio Stevanato (President) and his sons Franco and Marco Stevanato (CEO and Vice President).

Stevanato Group is proud of its family heritage, and the close ties of the Stevanato family to the business have been fundamental in allowing the company to expand in such a way that it has been able to develop naturally while always understanding the ever-increasing complexity of doing business. As the Group has grown, a structured and skilled management team has been put in place, with international roots, alongside the family itself. Moreover, Stevanato Group has adopted a corporate governance that sets the rules for the correct management of the Group, by separating the property from the operating activities.

  • The Group is managed by a Board of Directors that meets at least 4 times per year deciding on exclusively reserved topics;
  • The Board comprises of executive directors, non-executive directors and independent directors;
  • A Steering Committee has been established in order to define the multi-annual/annual plans that have to be presented to the Board of Directors for approval. It is led by the CEO and it coordinates all the planning and operating activities of the Group;

The Group has established and follows a set of rules, including the Group’s Values. These are followed by the whole management in order to reach the Group’s objectives taking into consideration stakeholders’ interests.

Sergio Stevanato – Chairman

Sergio Stevanato Born in Mestre (Venice) in 1943, Sergio Stevanato graduated in 1969 in Law at the University of Ferrara.
Since the high-school period he used to spend his summer holidays working in the company founded by his father, Giovanni Stevanato, and during his university studies period he has been actively involved in the company’s activities.
Just after the graduation he took the lead of the company, while his father kept the technical responsibility of it.
In 2007 he was appointed Knight of Labor (Cavaliere del Lavoro) and now he is President of the Group.

Marco Stevanato – Vice Chairman

Marco StevanatoBorn in Mestre (Venice) in 1972, Marco Stevanato spent a year at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and he graduated in Business and Economics at the University of Trieste.
After having gained a significant experience in Germany, Belgium and the United States in the Finance & Controlling department of a German multinational company, in 1999 he joined the family company.
In Stevanato Group he hold positions of responsibility in the logistics, administration and information technology areas.
In 2006 he has been General Operations Manager of Stevanato Group, later becoming Vice President. In Stevanato Group he leads all the internationalization projects. With this strategy, the company will cover each relevant territory thoroughly by opening new sales offices and new production plants in the various regions to which it exports the most in order to supply these markets directly. He followed all the activities related to the startups of the Monterrey plant (Mexico) and the Zhangjiagang plant (China).

Franco Stevanato – CEO

Franco Stevanato Born in Mestre (Venice) in 1973, Franco Stevanato graduated in Political Science in 1998 at University of Trieste.
During the university he gained a work experience in the sales department of Saint Gobain in France and in Stevanato Group. After graduation he officially started to work in the sales area of the Group.
During these years he intended and intends to lead the internationalization and managerialization process and the product diversification in order to conduct the development of the Group by realizing industrial and functional plans.
He also contributed to create the Stevanato Group’s corporate governance that establishes the rules and supervises the Management of the Group, separating the ownership from the operative management. Now he is CEO.

Monica de Virgiliis - Independent Director

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Monica de Virgiliis has a degree in Electronic Engineering at Politecnico of Torino, and now she is a high international leader in advanced technology fields. She has played various executive management roles in multinational groups both from the operational and the strategic point of view. From 2015 she is Vice President of Infineon Technologies, responsible for a business line. From 2001 to 2015 she played various roles in the French-Italian STMicroelectronics Group, including VP Corporate Strategy & M&A and General Manager Wireless Multimedia, where she successfully led a product portfolio transformation and business model changing. From 1996 to 2001 she has been involved in the French Commission for Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy (CEA), with the mission of developing partnerships with Italian companies. She started her career in 1993 in Magneti Marelli Electronics Division as a manufacturing engineer. From April 2015 she is an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Prysmian Group.

Fabiano Nicoletti – Independent Director

Fabiano Nicoletti Born in Venice in 1943, Fabiano Nicoletti graduated in Solid State Physics at the University of Padua. He gained more than forty years of experience at Stazione Sperimentale del Vetro (the Italian State Glass Research Institute) in Venice.
For a long time he collaborated in several international committees and working groups and he was one of the founders (and President) of the European Society of Glass Science and Technology (ESG), President of USTV (Union Scientifique et Technologique du Verre), as well as President of the International Commission on Glass, of which he is Honorary President.

Alvise Spinazzi – Independent Director

Alvise Spinazzi Alvise Spinazzi, born in Venice in 1973, graduated in law in 1997 at University of Padua. After a post-graduate qualification and a significant experience in International Business and Trade Law at the Fordham University of New York, he is lawyer licensed to practice both in Italy and in USA (in the state of New York).
He gained his professional experiences in Simpson Thacher & Bartlett law office in New York and in Chiomenti law office in Milan.
Now he is founder of the SAT – Spinazzi Azzarita Troi law office of Padua, active in Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate and Contract Law both for the national and the international field.

Fabrizio Bonanni – Independent Director

Fabrizio Bonanni Born in Florence in 1946, Fabrizio Bonanni graduated cum laude and mention of honor in Chemistry at the University of Florence in 1970, obtaining the award by the Chamber of Commerce as the best graduate of the University of Florence.
After a long career at Baxter International, where he held several positions of increasing leadership responsibility in quality, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs at international level, culminating in the position of Corporate Vice President, he became Senior Vice President Quality & Compliance at Amgen, in 1999. He was later appointed to other high-profile roles including the position of Executive Vice President, from which he retired in 2013. Over the years, he has served as a Trustee of the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust, of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles and of the California Science Center Foundation and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Board of the California Healthcare Institute. Besides being member of Stevanato Group’s Board of Directors, Dr. Bonanni currently serves on the Boards of Directors of XBiotech and Menarini Biotech and on the Advisory Board of InCube Labs.

Fabio Buttignon - Independent Director

Fabio Buttignon Born in Belluno in 1959, Fabio Buttignon attended Cà Foscari University in Venice and he graduated in Economics and Business Administration in 1983.
After several significant experiences gained in the economics field at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he became Associate Professor of Business Administration at Cà Foscari University.
Since 2002 he has been working as “Dottore Commericialista” and “Revisore dei Conti” (CPA and Statutory Auditor US equivalent) and now he is Ordinary Professor of Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economics and Management at the University of Padua.
He is also founder of a consulting company in corporate finance and business strategy.

FInancial Highlights
  • Pre-closing 2016 revenue: 456,1 mio euro
  • Pre-closing 2016 EBITDA: 21,9%
  • 2015-2016 revenue increase: +35,3%
  • The Group aims to grow at a 15% growth rate within the next years
  • Research investments: about 4% of the revenues