Sara Fornasiero

Regular Statutory Auditor

In office since May 2018

Belonging list: minority (a group of asset management companies and institutional investors)


Born in Merate (Lecco) on 9 September 1968.

Regular Auditor of Leonardo since 15 May 2018.

She graduated in Business and Economics at the Catholic University of Milan. She is a Certified Public and Professional Accountant. Ms Fornasiero is a sustainability and corporate governance Advisor to major groups, including listed groups. She was a former member of the Governance Commissions of Listed Companies and Compliance and Organizational Models Commission of the Milan Accounting Profession.

She is the Chairwoman of the Board of Statutory Auditors and of the Surveillance and Monitoring Body of Arnoldo Mondadori Editore SpA, Chairwoman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Società Italiana Bricolage SpA, of Bricoman Italia Srl, Leroy Merlin Srl and Bricocenter Srl and Sole Statutory Auditor of Golilla Srl (Adeo Group), Statutory Auditor of MBDA Italia SpA, Leonardo Logistics SpA, Statutory Auditor and a member of the Surveillance Body of Alenia Aermacchi SpA, as well as a Statutory Auditor and a member of the Surveillance Body of Atos Italia SpA, Chairwoman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Società Editoriale Milano SpA and of Rotomail Italia SpA, and member of the Monitoring Body of Fondazione Conad ETS.

Currently, she is, inter alia, the Lead Independent Director, Chairwoman of the Control and Risks Committee, member of the Related Party Transactions Committee of Landi Renzo SpA (a company listed on the STAR segment) and non-executive member of AWorld Srl Società Benefit.

She is the author of “Sostenibilità per scettici – come integrare pratiche efficaci nella vita aziendale [Sustainability for sceptics - how to integrate effective practices into corporate life]” (edited by Mondadori, April 2022), written with S. de Girolamo and L. Oliva.

She worked as auditor for the KPMG Italian network (1993-2015), dealing also with Mergers & Acquisitions and forensic accounting and providing consultancy on sustainability, Internal Audit, Compliance (under Law 262/2005 and Legislative Decree 231/2001) and Risk Management matters. She participated in work groups as regards international sustainability issues for KPMG (2001-2013), she organizes seminars and provides also teaching and training in French and English on sustainability, corporate governance, risk management and forensic accounting matters. She is co-coordinator of the Reflection Group “Donne, Diversity & Disruption” of Nedcommunity, the Italian association of non-executive and independent directors.