MARCO TESTA IS THE NEW CHAIRMAN OF ASSOCOM
THE ASSEMBLY HAS ELECTED THE 9 MEMBERS OF THE NEW EXECUTIVE BOARD WHICH WILL HOLD OFFICE FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS.
Milan, 18 December 2013 - Marco Testa has been elected Chairman of ASSOCOM.
The new Board of Directors consisting of 9 members elected by assembly which met in Milan today has nominated the Chairman who, like the board itself will remain in office for the next three years.
The new board members are: Giorgio Bonifazi Razzanti, chairman of Pan Comunicazione; Marzia Curone, General Manger of Relata; Enrico Gasperini, founder and delegated council member of Livextension; Marco Girelli, CEO of OMD; Marco Gualdi, Managing Director of Inventa CPM; Alessandra Lanza, responsible for business innovation at Filmaster Events; Emanuele Nenna, managing director of Now Available; Layla Pavone, managing director of Isobar; Marco Testa, chairman and CEO of Gruppo Armando Testa.
The new Board was created to combine continuity and innovation. It can rely on a team of people who take up the challenge with great enthusiasm to achieve results at a time which is certainly far from easy. They are all driven by the shared motivation to continue the important work the previous Board has undertaken in recent times.
But those who were not elected will continue to make an effective and concrete contribution to the life of the association, they have already stated that they want to go on with their active participation in the work groups, which, as is already well-known are open to everyone and which offer a platform where opinions and experience consolidated in ASSOCOM can be shared, in as well as those from other organisations in the world of communications for an ever more effective synergy in finding solutions to problems of the sector.
The council members together have elected among their members Marco Testa as Chairman of the associationwhich sends a signal of widespread agreement and a sense of urgency versus the many things that have to be done in the interest of ASSOCOM and the market.
"It's the second time I've been called upon to occupy this role -said Marco Testa, Chairman of the Gruppo Armando Testa and new Chairman of ASSOCOM-
This time the market and players are even more complex, from media to digital. I believe in talent and the Italian entrepreneurial pride and I know that I can rely on the enthusiasm and the skills of many people. I've said it before and I will repeat it again now: there are no magic formulas, what you need is commitment from everyone."
At a later date, with more time available, the other roles will be assigned:
Vice Chairman, Director of the Study centre, Chairman of AssAP Services and the positions of representatives of the participating bodies of ASSOCOM, such as the various Audi.
With the elections of 18 December we are closing a year which has seen great renewal for ASSOCOM. The new management of the association will follow-up with great energy and new ideas, to ensure the association is always actively involved in safeguarding the interests of the all those involved and represented by it and to make it even more authoritative versus all stakeholders.