Corporate Governance

Board of Auditors

The Board of Auditors is Rai Way's supervisory body and consists of three standing auditors and two substitute auditors. The Auditors are elected through a voting list system, on the basis of lists presented by Shareholders who, individually or with others, hold shares with voting rights that represent at least the percentage of share capital established under the regulations and rules in effect.

For more information about the powers of the Board of Auditors and the methods used to appoint its members, please refer to the Current By-laws (Italian version).

The Rai Way Board of Auditors currently in office, appointed by the Shareholders' Meeting on 28 April 2015, will serve until approval of the financial statements at 31 December 2017, and consists of the following Auditors.

Name   Role
Maria Giovanna Basile   Chairman
Giovanni Galoppi   Standing Auditor
Massimo Porfiri   Standing Auditor  
Nicoletta Mazzitelli   Substitute Auditor  
Roberto Munno   Substitute Auditor 


Maria Giovanna Basile

Born in Avellino in 1962, she received her university degree in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University of Rome. In 1990, she started to cooperate on a regular basis with a professional practice in Rome, becoming a partner. Later, she took the Chartered Accountant exam, enrolling in the professional register. She is also listed in the Register of Auditors. She is currently co-owner of the accounting firm “Studio di consulenza societaria e tributaria”, based in Rome and founded in 1983. She is member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of different companies operating in various sectors.


Giovanni Galoppi

Born in Rome in 1956, he received his university degree in Law from La Sapienza University of Rome in the 1979/1980 academic year. He is a Supreme Court lawyer and a statutory auditor and runs a law firm in Rome, where he carries out his activity in the areas of civil law, both in court proceedings and extrajudicial settings, with expertise in the field of company and international law. The law firm is member of ILF (International Law Firms).
Within the profession, he held and is currently holding the position of President of the Board of Statutory Auditors or Auditors (including ELV SpA – European Launch Vehicle, RSE SpA - GSE Group, Asitel SpA, EIPLI, Crea Gestioni Srl – ACEA Group, Calef Consortium, Industrial Consortium Rome-Latina, Procomp Consortium, Association “Teatro di Roma”, IMAIE – Institute for the protection and distribution of neighbouring rights accrued by artists, performers and executors, O.N.T. Italia Scarl and the interbranch organization “Tabacco Italia”), as well as Director in various corporations and entities, including Acotel Group SpA, company listed on the “MTA” segment, Rai Way SpA, Rai World SpA, Noverca Srl, Acotel SpA, LMC Holding SpA.
He was  board member of Cinecittà Holding SpA from 2002 to 2006, Italia Cinema S.r.l., where he served as chairman from 2002 to 2003 and Audiovisual Industry Promotion SpA, later Filmitalia SpA, where he served as chairman from 2003 to 2006.
In May 2009, he was appointed, by the President of the Court of Rome, Liquidator of IMAIE, with the task of promoting and coordinating the structure.
In September 2013, he was appointed Legal Adviser of the Italian Minister for Public Administration and Simplification, and later in 2014 Legal Adviser of the Italian Minister for Environment and Protection of Land and Sea.
Giovanni Galoppi joined Rai Way in 2007, sitting on the Board of Directors, and he has been member of the Board of Statutory Auditors since 2012.
In April, he was confirmed from the Shareholders’ Meeting as Standing Auditor of the Company for further three financial years.


Massimo Porfiri

Born in Rome in 1956, he graduated in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University of Rome, he is listed in the Register of Chartered Accountants of Rome and in the Register of Legal Auditors.
He practised as Chartered Accountant until 1986 at Studio Palandri in Rome, and since 1987 he has been partner of Studio Muci & Associati. He is specialised in tax and corporate matters and is a consultant of the Italian Episcopal Conference. He is on the Boards of Statutory Auditors of different Companies of major national interest, in the field of healthcare, publishing and engineering and construction of large oil and gas plants.
He serves as independent Director and member of the Internal Control and Risk Management Committee of “Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A.”.
He sits on the Board of Directors of various Catholic Church companies and entities, with specific reference to the communications sector; in particular, he is Chief Executive Officer of the company Rete Blu S.p.A. broadcaster of the (terrestrial and satellite digital) television channel TV 2000. He is also auditor of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and Policlinico Gemelli.


Nicoletta Mazzitelli

Graduated, cum laude and dignity of publication, in Economics and Business from the LUISS University in Rome. Chartered Accountant and Auditor listed in the Register of Rome, 
Partner of the “Studio Legale e Tributario EY” – as Head for Italy of the sector VAT, Customs and other Indirect Taxes. She has been in EY (former Ernst & Young) since 2012 at the offices in Rome. Previously, she served for 12 years as Tax Partner in Arthur Andersen, including 2 years at the offices in London,  and for 11 years as Partner of “CBA Studio Legale e Tributario”.
President of the VAT Committee of the Order of Chartered Accountants and Auditors in Rome.
Speaker in conferences at national and international level on VAT matters.
Professor for the Master Ipsoa in 2010, 2011 and 2013.
With more than twenty years of experience in indirect taxation issues, she advises major Italian and international companies operating in different sectors, on issues related to Value Added Tax, customs and excises. She has participated in many corporate re-structuring projects in relation to complex realities, gaining a remarkable experience in indirect taxation issues relating to re-structuring projects of the supply chain and optimization of financial flows. She provides assistance to clients in the implementation of management systems, with respect to transactions coding for the purposes of VAT, to setting-up of the necessary registers and, in general, to compliance requirements.


Roberto Munno

Born in Rome in 1966, he graduated with honours in Economics and Business from La Sapienza University of Rome, where he also earned a Master in International Tax Law. At academic level, he was a contract professor in Audit Techniques at the Telematic University G. Marconi.
Enrolled in the Register of Chartered Accountants of Rome since 2000 and in the Register of Statutory Auditors since 1999, from 2000 to 2012 he was Local Tax Partner of Ernst & Young, and since 2012 he has been Tax Partner at Crowe Horwath Studio Associato Servizi Professionali Integrati, Head of the department Insurance, Banking and Financial Companies. Roberto Munno is President of the Committee of Direct Taxes – Income from Capital, Employment and Others of the Register of Chartered Accountants of Rome.