Organzation chart updated to August 2021
Chief Executive Officer
Francesco Durante has a degree in economics and commerce from LUISS University in Rome. He joined Sisal Group in 2009 as Director of the Entertainment Business Unit. He is also CEO of Sisal Entertainment. Previously, he worked in various multinational groups including Lucent Technologies and Sara Lee, where he held management positions initially in the financial sector and subsequently in sales, becoming Dim International Director. In December 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Sisal.
Gaming Machines & Online Casino Managing Director
Marco Bedendo was born in 1971 and has a degree in Management Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, with a Masters in Business Administration. He joined Sisal in 2009, with responsibility for supervising the startup and management of the Videolottery Business Unit. He previously worked on Italian and international corporate strategy projects in A.T. Kearney and Alvarez & Marsal in Italy. Since December 2019 he has been Gaming Machines & Online Casino Managing Director at Sisal.
Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
Manuela Belmonte, born in 1982, has a degree in Economics and General Management from the University L. Bocconi of Milan. She develops her professional career in Risk Management & Compliance at Accenture, where she covers the role of Risk & Compliance Senior Manager from February 2007 to December 2020, coordinating several projects for primary Italian banking groups. In January 2021 she was appointed Chief Risk & Compliance Officer in Sisal.
International Managing Director
Marco Caccavale has a degree in economics and commerce from Federico II University in Naples. He completed his education studying over two years in Paris at the "Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers" and subsequently at "L’institut de Formation aux Affaires et à la Gestion". He joined Sisal Group in August 2008 as Trade Marketing Director. He became Commercial Director in April 2009 and then Lottery Managing Director. From 2004 to 2008 he worked in Mattel as Sales & Trade Marketing Director, after an experience at Exportex in a commercial role. In December 2019, he took over responsibility for Sisal's International market. In February 2021, he was appointed International Managing Director.
Chief People Officer
Ruggero Dadamo joined Sisal Group in 2000 as Human Resources Administration and Organisation Manager, before going on to become Human Resources Administration and Trade Union Relations Manager. In March 2017 he was appointed Sisal Group Chief People Officer. Previously he worked in the pharmaceuticals sector, in companies including I.S.F. Farmaceutici S.p.A. and SmithKline Beecham S.p.A., in positions of increasing responsibility in the HR area.
Roberto Di Fonzo
Chief Financial & Legal Officer
Roberto Di Fonzo was appointed Chief Financial & Legal Officer and Top Executive member in Sisal in December 2020. Beforehand, since 2011, Roberto covered in Sisal the role of Chief Strategy Officer. In his current role, Roberto is managing complex projects such as IPO process, corporate governance reorganization, international business start-ups, corporate finance transformation projects. He has an extensive background in business management and finance and has many years of professional experience carried out at international level in Europe, Far East and Africa in the role of CFO. Before joining Sisal, he served as CFO Europe of the Apparel Division of Sara Lee Corporation. From 2003 to 2010 he was appointed Managing Director of the Apparel Division of Sara Lee in Italy. He holds an Economic bachelor from the University La Sapienza in Rome and a master degree in Business Administration.
Retail Managing Director
Massimo Ingrassia was born in 1971 and has a degree in Management Engineering from the University of Palermo, with a Masters in Business Administration. He joined Sisal Group in 2012, with responsibility for Retail channels Sisal Wincity and Sisal Matchpoint. Previously, he built his career in multinational mass retail environments including Sara Lee, Branded Apparel and Adidas, where he held top positions in the Marketing and Sales area. In December 2019, he took over responsibility for the entire Retail Business of Sisal on the Italian market. In December 2019, he was appointed Retail Managing Director of Sisal.
Giovanni Emilio Maggi
Chief Institutional Affairs & Communication Officer
Giovanni Emilio Maggi has a degree in business economics from Bocconi University. He joined Sisal Group in 1991 and has been Institutional Relations Director since 2004, after holding various positions as Marketing Director and subsequently as Business and International Development Director. He previously held positions of growing responsibility in the marketing departments of mass market companies in Motta-Alemagna Group and Polenghi Lombardo. In December 2019, he was appointed Chief Institutional Affairs & Communication Officer of Sisal.
Chief Information Officer
Mario Martinelli was born in 1971 and has a degree in Engineering from Politecnico di Torino. He began his professional career in Andersen Consulting, now Accenture, where he became a senior manager. In 2007, he starts working in the Gaming and Payment Services segments at Lottomatica (IGT) as Demand Management and Management Systems Manager. In 2011, he moved to Sisal Group, with responsibility for Management Systems and IT Governance. Since 2015 he has assumed responsibility for all Sisal technologies. In December 2019, he was appointed Chief Information Officer of Sisal.
Internal Audit Director
Simona Paccioretti, born in 1983, graduated in Economics and Business Law at Insubria University in Varese. Simona has about 15 years of international experience in Internal Audit in different fields such as manufacturing, services and aerospace. Since 2014, she is a member of the Italian Internal Auditor Association where she cooperates with other professors, delivering training courses on the main techniques and tools for the Internal Audit profession. Her previous experience was in Air Italy S.p.A where, until August 2020, she held the role of Internal Audit Vice President & Member of Surveillance Board. Since September 2020, she has held the role of Internal Audit Director in Sisal.
Lottery Managing Director
Rosangela Robbiani, born in 1976, has a degree in Economics and Business from the University of Milan, with a thesis in Marketing at Cambridge University. After an international career in Accenture, in 2004 she joined the Sisal Group, where she worked on strategy, marketing and Lottery Business development, covering roles of increasing complexity and responsibility. In February 2021 she was appointed Lottery Managing Director of Sisal.
Betting Managing Director
Massimo Temperelli was born in 1966 and has a degree in Business Economics from Università Bocconi in Milan. He joined Sisal Group in 1992, first in Management Control and later as the Administrative Manager of a Retail Betting subsidiary. With the Group’s direct entry into the betting segment, he has acquired increasing responsibilities up to the position of Head of Business Betting which he has held since 2008. In December 2019, he was appointed Betting Managing Director of Sisal.
Online Managing Director
Marco Tiso has a degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He joined Sisal Group in 2005, taking care of organization, strategy and, since 2010, the development of the Online Gaming Business. In March 2017 he became Manager of the department. Before joining Sisal, he worked in Accenture as Manager for the Communication, Media and Entertainment Industries. In December 2019, he was appointed Online Managing Director of Sisal.