Board of Statutory Auditors

Control body

The Board of Statutory Auditors monitors compliance with the law, the Articles of Association and with principles of proper administration. 

The current Board of Statutory Auditors, consisting of three statutory auditors and two alternate auditors, was appointed by the Shareholders' Meeting held on April 20th, 2018 and shall remain in office until the financial statements at December 31st, 2020 is approved. 

Composition

As set down by legislation, by our Articles of Association and by the Corporate Governance Code for Listed Companies, statutory auditors must meet specific requirements of integrity, professionalism and independence.

Our Board of Statutory Auditors goes beyond the standards on gender balance set by the Golfo-Mosca Law: two thirds of them are women. The auditors are in office for three terms and can be re-elected.

Raffaella Pagani

Chairperson of the Board of Statutory Auditors
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Raffaella Pagani

Chairperson of the Board of Statutory Auditors

Chairperson of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Amplifon since 2015, elected from the minority list

With a first-class honours degree in Economics and Business from Bocconi University, she has been registered as a chartered accountant in Milan since 1996, on the Register of Legal Auditors since 1999, as well as the Register of Technical Consultants to the Court of Milan, the Register of Insolvency Practitioners of the Court of Milan and the Register of Accountants of Local Authorities. She practices in her own firm in Milan (Studio Associato Pagani).

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Maria Stella Brena

Statutory Auditor
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Maria Stella Brena

Statutory Auditor

Auditor of Amplifon since 2012, elected from the majority list.

With a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business from the L. Bocconi University, she has been registered as a chartered accountant in Milan since 1990 and in the Register of Legal Auditors since 1995.

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Emilio Fano

Statutory Auditor
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Emilio Fano

Statutory Auditor

Statutory Auditor of Amplifon since 2012, elected from the majority list.

With a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business from the Bocconi University, he has been registered as a chartered accountant and specialist bookkeeper in Milan since 1982 and on the Register of Legal Auditors since 1995. He carries out and has carried out positions of Director and Statutory Auditor in listed, non-listed and public-interest companies. 

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Alessandro Grange and Claudia Mezzabotta are Alternate Auditors.

Appointment

The Shareholders' Meeting elects the Board of Statutory Auditors and decides on their compensation. Minority shareholders have the right to elect a Statutory Auditor and an Alternate Auditor. The appointment of the Board of Statutory Auditors takes place on the basis of lists submitted by shareholders and/or groups of shareholders who collectively hold shares with voting rights representing at least 1% of the share capital or the different measure established annually by CONSOB. 

Functions

The Board of Statutory Auditors monitors compliance with legislation, internal regulations and with principles of proper administration. It verifies the adequacy of the company's management, organizational and accounting structures and ensures its correct functioning.

Interactions

The Board of Statutory Auditors interacts continuously with other participants in the Internal Audit and Risk Management System. It maintains a regular exchange of information with the audit firm and monitors the validity of its independence requirements. The Board of Statutory Auditors meets jointly with the Risk Control and Sustainability Committee for the issues of common interest under discussion. It also takes part in the meetings of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee and coordinates, through information exchange, with the Group Risk & Compliance Officer, Head of Internal Audit and with the Supervisory Board.

In its capacity as “Committee for internal audit and accounting audit”, the Board of Statutory Auditors also carries out of the supervisory activities as set down by art. 19 of Legislative Decree 39/2010.

The Board of Statutory Auditors met eleven times over the course of 2018 and at least five meetings are scheduled for 2019. 

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