Ing. Maria Elena Cappello
Maria Elena Cappello
Graduated in Engineering from Università degli Studi di Pavia with an executive master's degree in Strategic Marketing and Sales Techniques from Babson College, MA (USA) and in Marketing Management from SDA Bocconi (Milan).
She has been a Director, Chairwoman of the Remuneration Committee, as well as member of the Appointments Committee and the Transformation Committee of Luminor Bank AS (Baltic States).
She was Director and member of the Sustainability and Scenarios Committee of Saipem S.p.A., a company at which she also held the role of Chairwoman of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee; Director and Member of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee of Prysmian S.p.A., a company of which she was also a member of the Risk Committee; Director of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, where she also held the role of Chairwoman of the Risk Committee, the Appointments Committee and the Remuneration Committee; Director of Telecom Italia S.p.A. and member of the Related Parties Committee; Director of the ENI Enrico Mattei Foundation (FEEM), as well as of IOL Seat Pagine Gialle; Director and member of the Risk Committee of A2A S.p.A .; Director and Chairwoman of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of Sace S.p.A.
She has also held the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Nokia S.p.A. (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks), as well as the Chief Executive Officer of Nokia Italia S.p.A. and Deputy Chairwoman of GSA (Global Supplier Association); Senior Vice President at Pirelli Broadband Solutions and Executive Director at Hewlett Packard at EMEA level.
Member of the ESG Working Group for Climate Change World Economic Forum, Fortune MPW (Most Powerful Women) and Fortune Boardroom Confidential. In 2020, she was elected by Forbes among the 100 most successful women.