Organisation structure

Organzation chart updated to December 31st, 2017


Emilio Petrone


Emilio Petrone has a degree in economics from Salerno University and a master's degree in business administration (marketing and finance). He has been Sisal Group CEO since 2008. Under his management, the Group has diversified significantly and grown much stronger, increasing sales more than two fold.

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Francesco Durante

Director, Entertainment Business Unit

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 the companies in the Sisal Entertainment group. Prior to this 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.

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Marco Caccavale

Director, Lottery Business Unit

Marco Caccavale has a degree in economics and commerce from Federico II University in Naples and a master's degree in business administration. He jointed Sisal in August 2008 as Trade Marketing Director. He was appointed to the post of Commercial Director in April 2009 and then made Lottery Business Unit Director. From 2004 to 2008 he worked in Mattel as Sales & Trade Marketing Director and, prior to this, at Exportex in a commercial role.

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Marco Tiso

Manager, Online Gaming Business Unit

Marco Tiso has a degree in Management Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano. He joined Sisal Group in 2005, where he works in the areas of organisation, strategy and, since 2010, online business development. In March 2017 he was appointed manager in charge of the Online Gaming Business Unit. Before joining Sisal he made his career in Accenture as Manager for the Communication, Media and Entertainment Industries.

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Francesco Maldari

Manager, Payments and Services Business Unit

Francesco Maldari has a degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen. He joined Sisal Group in November 2011, first as group strategy director and, since 2016, as manager in charge of the Payments & Services BU. He previously held management positions in the business development and finance areas at strategy consulting companies, including Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, and multinational groups like Bertelsmann and British Telecom.

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Roberto Di Fonzo

Director, Strategy

Roberto Di Fonzo has a degree in economics and commerce from La Sapienza University in Rome and a master's degree in business administration from ISDA. He has been Sisal Group Strategy Director since 2011. Prior to this he worked in various multinational groups, including Sara Lee and Unilever, in top management roles both in Italy and internationally. From 2003 to 2010 he was Managing Director Italy of the Apparel division of Sara Lee and, prior to this, European division CFO at the same Group, with responsibility for Europe, Far East & Africa.

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Simonetta Consiglio

Director, Marketing and Communication

Simonetta Consiglio has a degree in political sciences from LUISS University in Rome and a master's degree in business administration from Istituto G.Tagliacarne, Italian Chambers of Commerce Union business school. She joined Sisal Group in November 2011. In her role as Marketing and Communication Vice President, she is responsible for product and business innovation, marketing and communication strategies and for corporate social responsibility programs. Prior to this she worked in Telecom Italia Group where she held management positions both in Italy and internationally, as Country Manager in Germany and the UK, as Vice President International Strategy and Business Innovation, and subsequently as Executive Vice President Marketing Voice and Mobile Services in Telecom Italia Sparkle.

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Corrado Orsi

Chief Financial Officer

Corrado Orsi has a degree in business economics from Bocconi University. He joined Sisal early in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this he held important posts in Nestlé group as Control and Management Director, in San Pellegrino as Chief Financial Officer Italy, and in Brembo (2004) as Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relator.

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Giovanni Emilio Maggi

Director, Institutional Relations

Giovanni Emilio Maggi has a degree in business economics from Bocconi University. He joined Sisal in 1991 and has been Institutional Relations Director since 2004, after holding various posts as Marketing Director and subsequently as Business and International Development Director. Prior to this he worked in roles of growing responsibility in the marketing offices of consumer goods companies including Airwick-Ciba Geigy S.p.A., Alivar S.p.A. (Motta-Alemagna) and Fedital S.p.A. (Polenghi Lombardo).

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Ruggero Dadamo

Director, Human Resources and Organisation

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 Human Resources and Organisation Director. 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.

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Umberto Delzanno

Legal and Corporate Affairs Director

Umberto Delzanno has a degree in Law from the University of Milan. He qualified to practice and was entered in the Register of Professional Lawyers in 1989. In 2002, he was registered as a Supreme Court of Cassation Lawyer. He joined Sisal in 2015 as Coordinator and Director of Legal and Corporate Affairs and, in January 2016, was also appointed as the Manager in Charge of Anti-Money Laundering and Suspicious Transaction Reporting. In December 2016, he was made a Board Director of Sisal Group SpA. He has worked with the University of Milan in his capacity as an Honorary Magistrate. He is also Chairman of the Supervisory Body of several companies, including Akzo Nobel Chemicals SpA, Minerali Industriali Srl and Assa SpA.

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Andrea Castellani

Manager, Internal Audit and Risk Management

Andrea Castellani has a degree in business economics from Bocconi University. He joined Sisal in 2007 as Management Control Manager and is now in charge of Internal Audit and Risk Management. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Group companies pursuant to Legislative Decree 231/2001. Before joining Sisal he was Finance & Administration Director at NCR Corporation, Systemedia Business Unit EMEA, with direct responsibility for administration processes, planning and control in Europe, Middle East & Africa region companies.

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Investor Relations
Group Strategy

We innovate by tradition and this approach has allowed us to diversify and generate value over time, is the strategic lever through which we want to grasp the new challenges linked to digitisation.

Open Innovation

Today’s payment services sector, where we operate under the SisalPay brand alongside our traditional gaming business, is going through a period of radical legislative change and great technological ferment.

Digital Transformation
Digital Transformation is the process of rapid change triggered at economic and social level by the spread of digital technologies. Automation, dematerialisation, virtualisation, cloud computing, artificial intelligence and mobile communication are the big trends that are changing people’s lives and their relationship with products and services in both the public and private sectors.