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Saturday, October 29 2022 - 00:49
CESI: Domenico Villani succeeds Matteo Codazzi as the new CEO
MILAN,Italy October, 28, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Today the Board of Directors of CESI (Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale 
Italiano, Italian Experimental Electrotechnical Center) SpA, chaired by Guido 
Bortoni, appointed Domenico Villani as the new CEO of the company. Villani 
takes over from Matteo Codazzi, who leaves the company to pursue new 
professional opportunities.

Domenico Villani, who joined CESI in 2006, has so far held the roles of 
Executive Vice President of the Testing, Inspection and Certification Division 
and Chief Executive Officer of IPH GmbH and FGH E&T GmbH - the two German 
companies of the Group - of KEMA BV Arnhem, in Holland, and of ZKU, in Prague. 
Villani is also a member of the Board of Directors of CESI USA, as well as Vice 
President of CIGRE Italia and Advisor of the Italian Electrotechnical Committee 
(CEI) and of the Circular Evolution Association. Previously, he worked at 
Siemens, VATech and Schneider Electric.

"I wish to thank the shareholders for the trust they have placed in me. After 
many years, it was decided to directly select a CESI manager for this role; 
this is an important signal of consideration for the capabilities of CESI, a 
solid company with interesting development prospects. The energy sector is 
changing rapidly and is offering us several opportunities. The skills and 
dedication of our people put us in the best conditions to achieve these goals", 
commented the new CEO.

Matteo Codazzi wished to extend his appreciation to the shareholders and his 
colleagues in CESI: "My thanks go to the shareholders and the Board of 
Directors who in recent years, with their trust, gave me the opportunity to 
carry out my assignment in the best possible way. A special thought goes to all 
my colleagues: working with all of them has been a real privilege for me. 
Indeed, it is first and foremost due to their commitment that CESI has proudly 
transformed itself from a center of technological excellence into an actual 
multinational service provider supporting the energy transition, with offices 
and laboratories all over the world".

Finally, with regard to the change, President Bortoni stated: "I congratulate 
the new CEO, Domenico Villani, and I thank Matteo Codazzi, also on behalf of 
the entire Board of Directors, for the efforts he devoted to CESI. I am also 
pleased that the shareholders voted for the appointment of Domenico, a manager 
with much experience of the company, since he comes from CESI's interna 
corporis (from within CESI). I am confident that he will be able to lead the 
company as a whole, and also value the Consulting Division, "sister" of the 
Testing Division where he carried out his professional work. As of now, I 
assure my convinced support to the new CEO, to whom I extend my personal best 
wishes, as well as those of all the Board".

For over sixty years, CESI (Centro Elettrotecnico Sperimentale Italiano) has 
been offering its customers, located in more than 70 countries around the 
world, services in the field of innovation, digitization, testing and 
engineering, as well as consultancy in the electric power sector and in civil 
and environmental engineering. In particular, through its KEMA Labs Division, 
the Group is world leader in the independent activities of testing, inspection 
and certification of components and systems for the electric power and digital 
sector. Finally, CESI is among the few companies in the world which develop and 
produce advanced solar cells for space applications.

The company's key clients are Power Generation Companies (GenCos), Transmission 
and Distribution System Operators (TSOs and DSOs), international producers of 
electrical and digital components and systems, private investors, public 
institutions (governments, public administrations, local authorities) and 
regulatory authorities. In addition, CESI works in close cooperation with 
international financial institutions, such as World Bank, European Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development, Inter-American Bank, Asian Development Bank and 
Arab Fund.

CESI has offices in Milan, Arnhem (NL), Berlin and Mannheim (GE), Chalfont and 
Knoxville (USA), Prague, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai (China), Santiago de 

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