This excerpt taken from the LUX 6-K filed Apr 16, 2009.
1. Francesco Vella, born in Lucca on February 5, 1958. Via della Zecca 1, 40121 Bologna (Italy). Tel. 051/236991, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor of Commercial Law at University of Bologna, Law school
He took Ph.D in Commercial Law and held teaching in the University of Modena from 1992 to 1998. Since 1998 he is Professor at University of Bologna.
Author of many publications in the fields of banking law, company law and financial market law.
He recently edited (with G. Olivieri and G. Presti) an handbook of italian company law. And co-edited (with G. Mosco) the book Imprese e investitori, crescita, tutle, interessi and (with F. Cafaggi) the book Finanziamento delle PMI: crescere innovando.
He is member of the editorial board of the Italian reviews of banking and commercial law: Banca Borsa, Titoli di Credito, Mercato Concorrenza e Regole. He is co-editor of the reviews: Banca, impresa e Società, Giurisprudenza Commerciale and Analisi Giuridica delleconomia, which he contributed to found. He is also member of editorial board of the web site la voce.info.
He is Charter member of Disiano Preite Association for studies in company law.
He is barrister specialized in commercial, banking and company law.
He was independent director from February 2002 to April 2002 of BANCA BIPOP.
Since 2005, he is member of the board of directors of BOLOGNAFIERE S.p.A.
Since 2006 he is member of the board of directors of UNICREDITBANCA S.p.A. and he is Chairman of the Audit committee.
Since 2006 he is independent director of UNIPOL GRUPPO FINANZIARIO S.p.A., and he is Chairman of the Social Responsibility committee.
Since 2007 he is Chairman of the supervision body, based on the Italian law of the penal responsibility of companies (D. lgs. 231/01), of SIMEST S.p.A.
Since 2008 he is member of the board of directors of ATC Trasporti Pubblici Bologna S.p.A.