Board of Directors

Chairman
Catia Tomasetti

Graduated with magna cum laude in law at Bologna University, admitted to the Bar both in Italy and England and Wales, she is dealing since more than 20 years in project finance transactions, restructuring of public companies, lending to companies owned by public entities and project bonds. She was involved in the first project financing in Italy and, since then, in all the market first project financing operations in Italy for which she has received various international awards. She is active in the energy, water, gas, waste and public services sectors.  She is ranked by the most authoritative legal directories, such as Chambers, Legal500 and IFLR, amongst the greatest experts in the above mentioned sectors as well as in the financing of in-house companies and public-private partnerships. For 11 years, she was partner of one of the most important English law firms (Allen & Overy). Since 2011, she has been partner and Coordinator of the Banking and Finance Department of one of the main Italian law firms, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo. Chairman of Acea SpA since 2014, she is also Member of the Board of the Rome Chamber of Commerce, Vice President of Utilitalia (ex Federutility), Member of the Governing Council and Board of Unindustria, Member of the Executive Committee of the Civita Association. From February to October 2016, she was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena SpA. 
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Chief Executive Officer
Alberto Irace

Alberto Irace has been CEO and General Manager of Acea Spa since 9 June 2014. He is also a Member of the Board and Executive Committee of Assoelettrica and Utilitalia. He was CEO of Publiacqua Spa, a company with operations in Tuscany, from 2009 until 2014 and of Ingegnerie Toscane Srl from 2010 to 2014; Mr Irace was also chairman of Sarnese Vesuviano Concession Authority in Campania, where he directly managed the establishment and development of Gori Spa. Mr Irace managed several  major corporate reorganisation projects based on technological innovation. On 01 December 2016 Assochange, Italian change management association, presented Mr Irace with the "best change in 2016" award for completing the ambitious transformation program called ACEA 2.0. As part of the SAP Executive Summit of 14 March 2016, Mr Irace received the Sap Innovation Award for having launched the most innovative project in partnership with SAP Italia with the objective of turning Acea into the first entirely digital Italian multiutility company. Utilities and Infrastructure Management (MUI) awarded Mr Irace the "2013 Utility Manager of the Year” award for the implementation of the Work Force Management System for the management of water services in Publiacqua. Born in 1967, freelance journalist, Mr Irace published the essays "Come riparare l’ltalia”: rilanciare l’economia e salvare il territorio con la Blue Economy (“How to repair Italy: relaunching the economy and safeguarding our environment through the Blue Economy”), written with Erasmo D'Angelis with a preface by Giorgio Napolitano (Published by Dalai); and “Il valore dell’acqua: chi la gestisce, quanta ne consumiamo e come possiamo salvarla”(“The value of water: who manages it, how much we consume and how we can save it”), written with Erasmo D'Angelis, with a preface by Matteo Renzi  (published by Dalai). 
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Directors
Elisabetta Maggini
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Paola Antonia Profeta 
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Roberta Neri
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Massimiliano Capece Minutolo Del Sasso
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Francesco Caltagirone
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Giovanni Giani
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Angel Simon Grimaldos
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