Carlo Bertazzo, confirmed as Chief Executive Officer of Atlantia SpA on April 2022, became the Company’s CEO and General Manager in January 2020. Since then, he has implemented a transformation of the holding company, involving a radical shakeup of its management that has resulted in a new team with diversified skills and international experience. In June 2021, he presented to the market the guidelines underpinning Atlantia’s new strategy, designed to turn the Company into a provider of sustainable, integrated mobility, aiming at growing in the core sectors (motorways, airports and mobility services) and in adjacent industries (Intelligent Transport Systems, rail and electrification), and improving the travel experience and technological modernization of the infrastructure in the portfolio.
In this regard, he also promoted Atlantia’s “Say On Climate”, the first initiative of its kind to be presented to shareholders by an Italian listed company. He played a direct role in addressing the complex issues surrounding Autostrade per l’Italia, as a member of the subsidiary’s board supporting the shakeup of management and its business transformation. He also oversaw all the stages of negotiations with government institutions through to the sale of Atlantia’s stake in the operator. Under his leadership, in January 2022 Atlantia acquired, Yunex Traffic, a global leader in Intelligent Transport Systems, from Siemens.
Mr Bertazzo holds a degree in Business Economics from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He began his career in 1990 with Banca Commerciale Italiana (now Intesa Sanpaolo) before moving, in 1991, to the investment department at IFI (now EXOR, the Agnelli family’s holding company), where he remained until 1994. He then worked for Edizione from 1994 to 2019 – first as General Manager and, in his last year, as CEO – where he played a key role in diversifying investments, overseeing the acquisitions of Autogrill and Supermercati Generali (1995) and Atlantia (2000), in addition to stakes in Telecom Italia (2001), Gemina (2005, which then became Aeroporti di Roma before becoming part of Atlantia in 2013) and Cellnex (2018). Between 2009 and 2013, he was CEO of Gemina and joint CEO of Aeroporti di Roma. He is a member of the boards of directors of Abertis Infraestructuras (2018) and GetLink (2020).