Chairman’s corner

Gianluigi CASTELLI Chairman of the board of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane FS (Italian Railways)


Gianluigi Castelli

Gianluigi Castelli is the Chairman of the Board of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane, CEO of Nugo S.p.A and Associate Professor of Practice with SDA Bocconi and Director of the SDA Bocconi DEVO Lab.
From September 2016 to July 2018 he was Executive Vice President of Innovation and Information Systems of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane and CEO of Nugo S.p.A.
Until February 2015 he was Eni’s Executive VP & CIO, where he led a large ICT Transformation programme and initiated a digitisation programme of the entire company named Eni Digital Enterprise.
From 2001 to 2006 he worked for Vodafone Group: initially as Vodafone Italy CIO, then CTO, then Global IT Director, with the goal of integrating the IT infrastructures and key applications of the operating companies within the Group.
From 1997 to 2001 he worked for Fiat Group, first as Fiat Auto’s CIO, then as CEO and Managing Director of Fiat’s IT service company (GSA).
From 1978 to 1997 he worked for Etnoteam where his last assignment was Head of the System Integration Division.
Also, between 1978 and 1997 he was a researcher with the Information Science Department of the University of Milan.
Between 2006 and 2014 he was Adjunct Professor with the Business School of the Politecnico di Milano (MIP) and an ELIS Fellow.
He was involved in the creation and initial management of a few start-ups.
He won the European Commission Information Technology European Award in 1995, the EUCIP Champion Award in 2009 and the Oracle Excellence Award – CIO of the Year EMEA in 2013.
Between 2009 and 2015 he also served as chairman of the Italian branch of EuroCIO, the European CIO Association.

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Tuesday 2 October 2018