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Governance

President

Prof. Marina Orlandi Biagi is the President of the Marco Biagi Foundation.
The President, appointed by the University, either the widow of Prof. Biagi or one of his direct descendants, is the legal representative of the Foundation in relations with third parties and in legal proceedings. The President convenes and presides over the Board of Directors, which is responsible for implementing the resolutions of the Foundation, and, together with the Director-General, deals with relations with institutions, public and private companies, and associations.

 

Vice president

Dr. Paola Reggiani Gelmini is the Vice President of the Marco Biagi Foundation.
The Vice President represents the President in his or her absence or impediment and is granted powers for day-to-day management.

 

Director-General

Dr. Carlotta Serra is the Director-General of Marco Biagi Foundation.
Director-General, appointed by the Board of Directors at the proposal of the President, oversees the organization and operation of the Foundation’s offices and administrative services. He/she assists the President in the execution of the Board of Directors resolutions, carries out technical and administrative activities delegated by the President, and signs deeds and contracts approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of five members. Three are appointed by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, including the President, and two ex officio members: the Rector, and the Director of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In addition, one member is appointed by the Biagi family, and one by the Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the administration of the Foundation. It adopts general guidelines for the annual plan of activities and the multi-year plan based on the guidelines laid down by the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia.

 

Members (2019-2024)

Marina Orlandi Biagi (President)
Patrizio Bianchi (Cabinet Member for the Coordination of European Policies for Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, Research and Employment, Emilia Romagna Region) (non-voting member)
Carlo Adolfo Porro (Rector of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Cesare Bisoni (Emeritus Professor, Unimore)
Paola Reggiani Gelmini (Vice-president)
Tommaso Fabbri (Director of the Marco Biagi Department of Economics)

 

Board of Auditors

The Board of Auditors is the internal auditing body of the Foundation. It consists of three effective members and two alternates. It is responsible for the functions laid by current legislation for the auditing of joint-stock companies.

 

Effective members (2014-2020)

Ermanno Granelli (President)
Umberto Bernardi
Onofrio Formisano

 

Academic Advisory Board

Academic Advisory Board is an advisory body that supports and collaborates with the Board of Directors and the President in defining the annual programme of the Foundation’s activities and for any other matters for which the Board of Directors expressly requests an opinion.

 

Members

Marina Orlandi Biagi, University of Bologna – President
Tindara Addabbo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Edoardo Ales, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy
Francesco Basenghi, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Janice Bellace, The Wharton School, University of Philadelphia
Patrizio Bianchi, Cabinet Member for the Coordination of European Policies for Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education, Research and Employment, Emilia Romagna Region
Susan Bisom-Rapp, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA
Tommaso M. Fabbri, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Luigi E. Golzio, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Frank Hendrickx, University of Leuven, Belgium
Csilla Kollonay, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Alan Neal, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Roberto Pinardi, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia
Ralf Rogowski, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Riccardo Salomone, University of Trento, Italy
Yasuo Suwa, Hosei University, Tokyo, Japan
Tiziano Treu, Catholic University, Milan, Italy
Manfred Weiss, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany