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 S.p.a. since 15 May 2018. 
She graduated in Business and Economics at the Catholic University of Milan Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. She is a Certified Public and Professional Accountant. Ms Fornasiero is a sustainability and corporate governance Advisor to major groups, including listed groups. She is a member of the Governance Commissions of Listed Companies and Compliance and Organisational 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, Statutory Auditor and Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board of Bricoman Italia S.r.l. (Adeo Group) Statutory Auditor of MBDA Italia SpA, Leonardo Logistics S.p.A., Statutory Auditor and a member of the Surveillance Body of Alenia Aermacchi S.p.A., as well as a Statutory Auditor and a member of the Surveillance Body of Atos Italia S.p.A..

Currently, she is, inter alia, the Lead Independent Director, Chairwoman of the Control and Risks Committee, of the Remuneration Committee and of the Related Party Transactions Committee of Landi Renzo SpA (a company listed on the STAR segment) and Chairwoman/member of the Supervisory Board as per Legislative Decree 231/01 in different companies. 

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 organises 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.