Milan, 7 April 2022 – Meeting today the Board of Directors of Autogrill S.p.A. (Milan: AGL IM), in accordance with the procedure required under art. 2386, section 1, Italian Civil Code, appointed Manuela Franchi as a non-executive Director to replace Laura Cioli who tendered her resignation on 28 February 2022. Manuela Franchi will remain in charge until the next Shareholders' Meeting.
The newly-appointed Director has declared that she qualifies as independent pursuant to art. 147-ter, section 4, and art. 148, section 3, of the Legislative Decree. 58/98, and article no. 10 of the By-Laws as well as the independence requirements laid down in the Listed Companies’ Corporate Governance Code (edition 2020), as implemented by the Company in the applicable BoD Regulations.
Graduated in Economics from Luigi Bocconi University in Milan, Manuela Franchi achieved a Master’s Degree in Economics from Rotterdam University and attended an Executive Education Programme at Columbia University, New York. She started her career at Goldman Sachs UK in 2003 and, after 15 years of experience in Investment Banking in Merrill Lynch UK and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Italia, in 2016 she joined doBank, eventually converted into doValue S.p.A., where she worked as CFO until May 2020, when she was appointed General Manager Corporate Functions and CFO.