17:00 BST – Members arrival and registration
17:30 BST – Start of the Annual General Meeting, 17:30 (first notice) / 17.45 (second notice)
18:30 BST – Networking reception
The Annual General Meeting 2023 took place on Wednesday 28th June 2023, and for the first time it was held at the Italian Embassy in London. The meeting was an in-person event and we registered a full-house.
The AGM was opened by H.E. The Ambassador of Italy to the UK Inigo Lambertini, who highlighted the importance of the ICCIUK and its role within the Sistema Italia.
The ICCIUK President Alessandro Belluzzo highlighted the difficulties faced by the Chamber in the past few years and the importance of the business relations between Italy and the UK. The President also thanked the Chamber’s staff, Councillors and members for their constant engagement and support of the Chamber’s activities.
The ICCIUK President then started to present the items on the agenda, and ask the members to approve the 2022 accounts, the Auditors’ report and report presented to the Italian Ministry for Enterprises and Made in Italy.
During the AGM, ICCIUK Members were asked to vote to approve the 2023 budget and the report for the current year to 31 December 2023.
ICCIUK members were also asked to vote on the re-election of some of the Councillors of the Chamber’s Board. The Councillors who were re-elected were:
Francesco Carobbi, Sole Director, G&F Capital UK Ltd
Roberto Costa, Founder Macellaio RC
Giuseppe D’Anna, Director, Power Consulting Company Ltd
Maurizio Fazzari, Senior Partner Caralline Advisors Ltd
Sebastiano Fedrigo, Strategy and Business Development Director, Stellantis – Free2Move Lease Division
Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels
Pietro Foschi, Group Executive Director Assurance Services Division, BSI Group
Rocco Franco, Partner, Pini Franco LLP
Richard Gadeselli, CNH Industrial N.V. Representative
Alberto Mancuso, UK&MEA Country Manager, Intesa Sanpaolo, London Branch
Umberto Salon, Managing Director, Lema UK Ltd
Eduardo Teodorani-Fabbri, Member of the Board Gianni Agnelli B.V.
The following resolution concerned the election of new Members of the Council, who were appointed by the Board. The newly elected members were: Sennait Ghebreab, Programme Leader, Fashion Business Undergraduate at Istituto Marangoni and Ernesto Sicilia, Managing Director at Trenitalia UK.
The last formal resolutions were to confirm Mr. Darryl Ashing and therefore Ashings Chartered Accountants as ICCIUK Auditors until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting, and the continuation of Maurizio Ghirga, Chief Representative at Bank of Italy and Tony Castagnetti, Founder at Belluzzo Audit, as ICCIUK Honorary Auditors.
Following the Annual General Meeting, guests were invited to join a networking aperitivo kindly sponsored by our member Cosaporto.
During the reception members were able to view a triptych by contemporary artist Fabio Pietrantonio, titled “Confini- Verso il Domani”, presented by our member London Trade Art. This co-ownership project is a visual representation of the union between the Italian institutions of London, tied together by their Italian identity and passion for sustainability.