Nazareno Ventola - Managing Director
Nazareno Ventola was appointed Bologna Marconi Airport Managing Director and Accountable Manager in May 2013. Previously, Nazareno had been Strategy Manager and Corporate Performance Manager in charge of market strategies, quality, budgeting and planning and control.
Earlier, he had been Planning and Control Manager. Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, in 2000, Nazareno was a strategy planning analyst at Enitecnologie (ENI group). Nazareno was president of ACI Europe Economics Committee for the two year mandate 2012-2013. He is presently member of ACI Europe Board for the three-year mandate 2014-2017.
Nazareno obtained a first class Bachelor of chemical engineering technology (hons) at Trieste University; he has followed specific training courses at SDA Bocconi (Milan, Italy), MIT (Boston, USA), London Business School and Cranfield University (UK).
Antonello Bonolis - Business Aviation & Communication Manager
Antonello Bonolis was appointed Business Aviation and External Communication Manager in 2013. Spokesperson for Bologna Airport as a member of the BOD of Terminal Passeggeri Ravenna (a joint-venture with Royal Caribbean, Venice Terminal, Bassani Handling and Ravenna’s Chamber of Commerce), in his career he has also been president of the Airports & Travels company (a travel agency at Marconi Airport) and member of the BOD of TAG (General Aviation in Bologna).
Before joining Marconi’s team in Bologna, Antonello was also Marketing Manager at Air Europe (Swissair Group) and Alpitour Senior Product Manager. Antonello has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (hons) and graduated at Cattolica University in Milan. He followed specific training courses at Westminster University in London, ASM in Manchester and EURESAS in Toulouse, France.
Nazzarena Franco - Strategy Planning & Investor Relations Manager
During the process that led Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna to the market listing in August 2015, Nazzarena Franco was appointed Investor Relator, a mandatory role for listed companies belonging to Star group.
Likewise, to better summarise the leading role Nazzarena was entrusted with, which aims at the improvement of results and the general business improvement, facilitating the alignment among strategy, planning and performance management, the title of Strategy Management & Corporate Performance Management was turned into Strategy, Planning and Investor Relations Management.
Nazzarena Franco was appointed Bologna Marconi Airport Strategy and Corporate Performance Manager in September 2013 with the responsibility of the market strategy, quality, budgeting and planning and control; she is also sole administrator of Fast Freight Marconi, the cargo handler of Marconi Airport.
Previously, she was Business Cargo Manager and Responsible for the Planning and Control of Marconi Handling, a handling society at Bologna Airport. Nazzarena started her professional career at Bologna Airport as Business Analyst in 2003.
She owns a considerable ‘corporate’ experience grown both at the Airport Authority and the subsidiaries handling societies. Before her commitments at the Airport, she was consultant and Business Analyst for Konrad Westrick, a German advisory firm. Nazzarena is a member of ACI Europe Economics Committee. She graduated in Economics and then was awarded an MBA at Profingest, a well-known Business School in Bologna; she followed specific training courses at Westminster University in London and SDA Bocconi in Milan.
Stefano Gardini - Non-Aviation Business Manager
Stefano Gardini was appointed Non–Aviation Business Manager of Marconi Airport in 2001 with the responsibility of the real estate, retail and advertising areas, services to the customers, including parking areas, on-line ticketing and VIP Lounge. In his professional career, he was member of the BOD of Aviogrill, a joint venture between Autogrill and Bologna Airport, and of Airports & Travels (travel agency of Marconi Airport).
Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, Stefano was Costa Crociere Group Strategy and Marketing Manager, Conad (Leclerc Group) General Category Manager, Kraft Jacobs Suchard (Philip Morris group) Marketing Manager and L’Oreal Group Product Manager.
He is currently ATRI – Italian Association of Retail Travel - Vice President and Coordinator of Assaeroporti (Association of Italian airports) Non-Aviation Group. Stefano graduated in Law at Bologna University, then was awarded an MBA at Profingest, well-known Business school in Bologna; he followed specific training courses at Cranfield University (UK) and the London Marketing & Business Institute.
Giancarlo Guarrera - Infrastructures Development Manager
Giancarlo Guarrera was appointed Infrastructure Manager at Bologna Airport in March 2018 as responsible for the Planning, Realisation and Sustainability, Environment and Energy and as H&S Manager.
Mister Guarrera, after graduating in Civil Engineering - with a specialisation in Transport at the University of Catania - started working freelance, and then took off in his aviation career. In fact, starting from 1999, he first covered the position of Project manager of the Infrastructure Development Service in S.A.C. (Catania) and then, from 2004, in the same society, worked as Post Holder of the Movement and Airside Maintenance Area.
Before joining the Airport team, from 2008 and for nearly 10 years, Giancarlo was Managing Director at Airgest Spa - Managing society of the civil airport in Trapani, Birgi.
He is currently appointed as:
- President of TAFS srl - Trapani Airport Fuelling Service, Trapani - Formerly Advisor (22/10/2012÷30/06/2015);
- Member of the Technical Operation Safety Committee (ToSC) ACI Europe;
- Member of the Executive Board of Assaeroporti, Rome.
Patrizia Muffato - Administration, Finance and ICT Manager
Patrizia Muffato was appointed Administration, Finance and ICT Manager of Bologna Marconi Airport in 2003. Patrizia is responsible for all finance and administration activities including: finance statements and plans, treasury and banks, credit management, accountancy and sustainability report. She is also responsible for the information and communication technology area, which also comprises an innovation area.
In her career, Patrizia was also member of the BOD of the subsidiary Marconi Handling and SEAF (Forlì Airport). Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, Patrizia was South East Europe Administration, Finance and Control Manager for PepsiCo International Ltd. in Milan. She is president of Sap Users Group (world association of SAP users airports). Patrizia has A-levels in accounting, obtained at the technical and commercial high school in Venice.
Silvia Piccorossi - Legal & Corporate Affairs Manager
Silvia Piccorossi was appointed Bologna Marconi Airport Corporate Affairs Manager in 2010. Silvia is responsible to ensure compliance to laws and public regulations and is in charge of all legal, corporate, contractual, business disputes-related and outsourcing issues.
A member of ACI Europe Policy Committee since 2008 and member of the BOD of TAG (General Aviation) since 2010, Silvia started her activity at Bologna Airport in 1999 in charge of Legal Issues. Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, she was lawyer for Dr. Zunarelli international law office in Bologna. Silvia is a lawyer and graduated with a first class degree in Law at Bologna University.
Paolo Sgroppo - Airport Operations Manager
Paolo Sgroppo was appointed Bologna Marconi Airport Operations Manager in 2011 in charge of airside operations, passengers terminal and maintenance; since 2014 he has also been responsible for the operating systems. Paolo is Deputy Accountable Manager. He was previously Maintenance Manager, handling all activities connected with the airside and landside infrastructures, IT plants as well as automation systems and all ground equipments.
Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, Paolo had an important and relevant experience as Field Engineer in Comau, a FIAT group firm, where he followed projects for Maserati, Ferrari and New Holland. Paolo graduated at Palermo University in Mechanical Engineering.
Marco Verga - HR Development & Organizational Manager
Marco Verga was appointed HR Development and Organizational Manager at Bologna Airport in January 2016.
In this role Marco has responsibility for personnel management and administration; managing relations with trade unions; organizational change-management. He is also in charge of recruitment, training and development.
Marco has a significant experience of 15 years in HR and trade union relations management, with 12 of those at Turin Airport.
Marco gained a first-class degree in Communications, after which he spent a year as Press Office and External Relations Manager at Turin University. He then moved into HR, first in Industrial Relations at Getronics (a major multinational supplier of IT and Communication Technology services), and then as HR Office Manager in Nomos, one of the group’s societies.
At Turin Airport Marco consolidated his experience, first as Personnel and Internal Relations Manager, then as Management, Development and Organizational Manager.
Luca Voltolini - Security Manager
Luca Voltolini was appointed Bologna Marconi Airport Security Manager in 2008 with the responsibility of airport security. Luca joined the Society in 1989 as Technical Manager and person in charge of the extension stage of the years 1995-2005 with the role of building infrastructures and airport systems.
In his career, Luca represented the Society as President of the Consorzio Energia 2000, a team of societies gathered for the optimisation in the purchase of energy. Before joining Bologna Marconi Airport team, Luca was in charge of a municipal services society in the city of Reggio Emilia. Luca graduated in Engineering at Bologna University.