Responsible for the strategic management decisions of Civitanavi Systems, the Board of Directors has the role of taking all actions it deems appropriate to achieve the strategic objectives of the company The Board of Directors, appointed on the 13th October 2021 and on 21st December 2021, consists of seven members, three of whom are independent, and will remain in office until the approval of the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2023.
Born in Recanati (MC) in 1973, Andrea Pizzarulli graduated in Electronic Engineering Telecommunications at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (1998). Guided by his natural resourcefulness he ventured beyond national borders, landing in Silicon Valley. During his stay, he held the position of Lead Engineer for advanced optronic subsystems for the fiber optic telecommunications industry at Terawave Communication (2000-2005). After his experience overseas, Andrea decided to return to Italy, using the skills he had acquired over the years to start his own business. The turning point came in 2012 when, together with Michael Perlmutter, he founded Civitanavi Systems, of which he is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors and Managing Director. In addition, Andrea was Director of the Advanced Research Centre at GEM Elettronica, a private company working on naval surveillance and navigation systems, and was founder of Xanto Technology, a start-up developing cryptographic systems, as well as Director of a microelectronic design center at Torino Wireless, developing state of the art satellite receivers for Galileo.
Born in Timisoara (RO) in 1950 Michael Perlmutter moved to the United States in 1965 and entered MIT in 1969, where he received three degrees in Electric Engineering.
Due his acquired entrepreneurial spirit, and after his experience as principal Engineer at Raytheon and Northrop Grumman, Michael co-founded Fibersense Technology, a company created in 1994 as a friendly spin-off from Northrop, Fibersense soon became one of the world leaders in advanced inertial navigation and stabilization technology. Fibersense was acquired by Northrop Grumman in 2002. Later, Michael channeled his expertise in the foundation of Skylight Navigation, company operating in the inertial navigation sensors and systems. Michael is working with several start-up companies, developing commercial products incorporating MEMS sensors and fiber optics. Michael is the author of 17 patents in inertial and GPS navigation. In 2012, together with Andrea Pizzarulli he founded Civitanavi Systems, where he currently serves as Director.
Born in Rio de Janeiro (BR) in 1966, Thomas W. Jung holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland (1992). His career began with Airbus Munich, where, until 1996, he worked in the finance and control department. In 1996, his expertise earned him the position of President and CEO of Acutronic Group, a world leader in the development, design, and manufacture of precision motion simulators. In 2015 he sold Acutronic as part of a succession plan.
From 1996 to the present day, he has served as Chairman of Jung Technologies Holding AG, a company that holds 12.67% of the share capital of Civitanavi Systems LTD, and since 2010 he has been Chairman of Giroud Olma AG. He is also a member of the board of directors of Sensonor Holding AG from 2012 to 2021.
Born in Frontone (PU) in 1949, Mario Damiani graduated in Physics from La Sapienza University of Rome in 1975. Until 1976 he served in the Italian Air Force, where he obtained the rank of Captain, and then joined Elmer SpA as Avionics Sales and Marketing Manager. Thanks to his skills, he became Marketing and Sales Director in a few years, participating in the European cooperation of the main aeronautical programs (Tornado, Eurofighter NH 90 etc). In 2005 he was appointed Senior Vice President – Avionics CNI Business Unit Director within the new organization of Selex Communications (Finmeccanica). As part of the General Management of Selex Communications, he was appointed Director of the Civil and Military Market Italy, with responsibility for P/L and business development and sales for the entire Selex Communications product-systems and services portfolio. In 2009 he became Sales Director, with the responsibility of developing the business and achieving sales order acquisition targets in domestic and international markets (including NATO). Since 2015 he has held the position of Senior Advisor at Civitanavi Systems, with responsibility for Strategies and Institutional Relations. Moreover, he is Founder and then Member of the Board of ESSOR SaS Company (2007), for the development of the European SW Radio architecture and a broadband waveform, as well as the EUROMIDS company for the development of the European Link Terminals 16.
Born in Civitanova Marche (MC) in 1941, Tullio Rozzi graduated in Physics from the University of Pisa in 1965, followed by a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds in 1968. This was the beginning of his long and distinguished academic career, first as a researcher at the Philips Research Laboratories (Nat. Lab.) in Eindhoven, from 1968 to 1978; then, as Visiting Academic in 1975, at the Antenna Laboratory of the University of Illinois. In 1975 he was also awarded the IEEE Microwave Prize. In 1981, he moved to the Chair of Electronics at the University of Bath, where, shortly afterwards, he became Head of Department and was awarded the title of D.Sc. In addition, he has been Full Professor of Electronic Engineering at the University of Liverpool since 1978. At present, he oversees the Optical Circuits and Components course for the Degree in Information Engineering for the Nautical Sector at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona.
Born in Milan (MI) in 1965, Laura Guazzoni graduated in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan in 1988. Her academic career began in 1994, when she became adjunct professor of Business Administration and Management at Bocconi University. At the same time, she became a Chartered Accountant, registered at the Milan Ordine dei Dottori Commercialisti and the Registro dei Revisori legali (Register of Auditors) in 1991. Today Laura is the owner of Studio Guazzoni in Milan, where she advises on economics and business management (direction, management, and control), corporate governance and corporate finance and financial instruments and securities markets, especially concerning non-recurring financial transactions. She is also a technical consultant to the judge at the Court of Milan since 1997. She still holds positions as independent Director, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Statutory Auditor and Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors in services, industrial, financial and insurance companies, also listed.
Born in Jesi (AN) in 1971, Maria Serena Chiucchi graduated in Economics and Business at the University of Ancona in 1997. Her academic career continued with a PhD in Planning and Control Systems obtained in 2002 at the University of Florence, when she was also a Visiting PhD Student at the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law at Stern School of Business (New York University). In 2002 she became Assistant Professor at the School of Economics “G. Fuà” of the Università Politecnica delle Marche and in 2006 she became Associate Professor. In 2013 she was a Visiting Professor at the Discipline of Accounting of the University of Sydney Business School. From 2016 she is Full Professor in Business Administration at the School of Economics “G. Fuà” of the Università Politecnica delle Marche and from 2019 she is also the Head of the Department of Management. Her teaching, research activity and publications concern, predominantly, managerial and strategic control, the measuring and reporting of intangibles, intellectual capital, corporate sustainability and SDGs, integrated report and the impact of digitalization in control systems.