Enrico (Chicco) Testa
Executive Chairman of the Board
Between 1996 and 2002 Enrico Testa, aged 61, was Chairman of the Board at ENEL S.p.A. (the Italian provider of power and gas) and founder and member of the Board of Directors at WIND S.p.A.
Between 2004 and 2009 Mr. Testa was Executive President at Roma Metropolitane S.p.A (the company building the new Underground lines in Rome), Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the 20th World Energy Congress and Senior Partner at Franco Bernabè Group, which owns several companies in the IT sector.
In addition, between 2004 and August 2012 Mr. Testa was Managing Director of Rothschild S.p.A..
Founder, Member of the BoD & CEO
Mr. Cats has 25 years’ experience in creating and leading business ventures. In 2000 Cats has founded Telit than an Israeli start-up for high level engineering and distribution in the field of wireless communications, dealing predominantly CDMA handsets.
In 2003 Cats led Telit to acquire a bankrupt GSM/GPRS handset company in Italy and restructure it to become an m2m world leader. In 2005 Cats took Telit Communications PLC public in the LSE on AIM raising $40M. With the funds in place Cats globalized the company on the technology perspective by adding to its GSM/GPRS core competence also CDMA, EVDO & UMTS. In 2006 Cats opened the APAC market by leading Telit to acquire the Korean market leader and has built Telit USA in North Carolina. In 2008 Telit acquired also a short range technology developer and is currently mastering also ZigBee and Wireless Mesh technology. In 2011 Cats surprised the m2m world with the acquisition of the Motorola m2m division, Global Connect, Navman Location Based Technology and in 2012 Telit acquired CrossBridge Communications Inc. making Telit a true Global leader in the m2m arena.
In April 2007 the president of the Italian republic Giorgio Napolitano awarded Mr. Cats with the decoration "Cavaliere dell'ordine della stella della solidarietà italiana". The Stella della solidarietà italiana was originally instituted in 1947, to recognise those expatriates and foreigners who made an outstanding contribution to the reconstruction of Italy after World War II.
Deputy CEO, Finance Director and Member of the Audit Committee of the BoardMr. Fait is a Certified Public Accountant and has held a number of executive positions with private and public companies. Yosi's previous roles with listed companies have included CEO of both Alony Group and H&O. Yosi also served as CFO of Pelephone Communications Ltd, the first cellular operator in Israel. Yosi began his professional career as an accountant with Ernst & Young Israel.
Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of the Board and Member of the Audit Committee of the Board
Davidi Gilo has more than 25 years of technology and business expertise and a proven track record of innovation and execution in identifying and fostering the growth of emerging trends and technologies including DSP chips, cell phones, medical information technology and broadband networks.
Mr. Gilo was the founder of DSP Group (which was sold to Intel for $1.6 billion), Ceva, Nogatech, Zen Research, among others. He is currently the Managing partner of GiloVentures II LP and the CEO of INVeSHARE Inc..
Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee of the Board
For the past 3 years, Ram has been a private investor successfully investing in a number of high growth companies, largely in the technology sector. From 2001 to 2008, Ram was Managing Director of Caribbean Petroleum Corporation ("CPC"). CPC had a wide number of interests including ownership of the only private dock in Puerto Rico, a pipeline system servicing CPC, the country's Electric Power Company and the airport along with a chain of over 200 petrol stations and a refinery. During Ram's tenure, CPC expanded its interests in Puerto Rico and attained sales of $400 million annually. Ram remains a Non-Executive Director of CPC.
From 1998 to 2001, Ram was CEO of Zeevi Computers and Technology Ltd., a technology investment company which was listed on the Tel Aviv stock exchange, with investments in over 30 companies and during this period Ram held a number of Chairmanships, largely in high growth technology businesses. From 1992 to 1998, Ram was CEO of Oil Investment Consolidated, Inc. which he sold and prior to this he was CEO of Property Investment Inc., a real estate company, which was also sold.
Ram is also a Non-Executive Director of R Inc Green and DoNanza.
Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board and Member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board
Mr. Miglietta, aged 45, is a Professor of Capital Markets and Corporate Finance (Advanced Degree) at the University of Torino.
Between 1992 and 1994 he was Auditor in PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Miglietta sits on the board of several companies and currently is a member of the Board of statutory auditors at Impregilo S.p.A. (Italy's leading General Contractor and one of the world's top-ranking construction groups) and First Capital S.p.A., both listed on the Italian Stock Exchange.
Non-Executive Director and Member of Remuneration Committee of the Board
Mr Sherman has been, since 1988, the managing member of Sherman Capital Group,a merchant banking organisation with a portfolio of private and public investments. Mr. Sherman is currently Chairman of Purple Wave Inc..
Mr. Sherman's former directorships include the following: Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Novatel Wireless, Inc.; Chairman of Airlink Communications, Inc.; founder of Vodavi Communications Systems Inc. where he served as Chairman and CEO; Chairman of Executone Information Systems; and a director of Inter-Tel (Delaware) Incorporated. Mr. Sherman was also founder, Chairman and CEO of Main Street and Main Inc., the world's largest franchisee of T.G.I. Friday's Restaurants.
Sergio Luciano Buonanno
Independent, Non-Executive Director
Mr. Sergio Luciano Buonanno is Managing Director at Idea Capital Funds SGR S.p.A. Previously, Mr. Buonanno worked for the Enel Group for ten years where he held various positions, including Head of Organisational Development.
Mr. Buonanno obtained a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. He is also a director of Domotecnica S.p.A. and Elemaster S.p.A. He is a member of the VC Committee at AIFI, the Italian private equity and venture capital association.