The platform is managed by a qualified management, characterized by a diversified professional competence. With forty years of experience in the sector, the management has gained knowledge in all the real estate industry by managing core, value-add and development projects.
FOUNDER & CEO
Manfredi Catella graduated in Economics from Cattolica university in Milan and holds a Regional Planning and Real Estate master from the Polytechnic university of Turin. Catella is COIMA SGR shareholder and CEO, and chairman of the COIMA REM real estate company, founded in 1974.
He was responsible for the Hines activites in Italy and gained experience at JP Morgan in Milan, Caisse Centrale des Banques Populaires in Paris, Heitman in Chicago and HSBC in Paris.
Chairman of the Riccardo Catella Foundation, member of the Advisory Board of the Bocconi University and Assolombarda, Manfredi Catella is a financial analyst and member of the Association of Journalists, author of numerous articles and documents on real estate and land redevelopment.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER
Graduated in Business Administration at the University of Rome, he studied Real Estate Finance at the University of Amsterdam, UVA.
Bonfiglioli is currently Key Manager, responsible for Investment Management at COIMA RES (since 2015) and Chief Investment Officer, Investment & Capital Markets of COIMA SGR.
Bonfiglioli worked in the Beni Stabili Group SGR, and was actively involved during the raising phase of the first mixed contribution and blind pool capital Italian fund for international investors. Bonfiglioli was a member of the Hines group of Investment and Performance Global Committee until 2014.
With more than 15 years of experience in the real estate sector, Bonfiglioli has followed transactions worth more than three billion Euros. During his career, he has negotiated rental contracts for over 100,000 square metres and loans for more than one billion Euros.
HEAD OF FUND AND ASSET MANAGEMENT
Matteo Ravà graduated in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi university, with a master's degree in Corporate Finance from Bocconi university management school. Ravà is a strategic manager, responsible for COIMA RES Asset Management (since 2015). He is COIMA SGR Managing Director of Asset Management.
Ravà has more than five years of corporate finance sector experience with leading consulting companies, including Reconta Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche. He has performed assessment and advisory activities in extraordinary merger and acquisition transactions and during IPOs. With more than 15 years in the Real Estate sector, Matteo Ravà has managed more than five billion Euros worth of funds and assets, negotiated rental contracts for over 200,000 square metres of commercial spaces and loans worth more than three billion Euros.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Fulvio Di Gilio graduated in Economics from the "Federico II" university of Naples and has been COIMA RES CFO since 2015.
He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, later becoming Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche's GFSI group. Di Gilio held a similar role in Hines Italy SGR (which became COIMA SGR) for five years, gaining significant experience in the real estate sector.
During his career, he has carried out consultancy in due diligence, and extraordinary operations such as mergers, acquisitions, securitisation and IPO processes. Di Gilio oversaw, special projects for the transition of the financial statements of listed and finance companies to international accounting standards, and has negotiated finance contracts valued at more than two billion Euros.
CHIEF INFORMATION & DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OFFICER
Vincenzo Tortis is COIMA SGR’s Chief Information and Digital Transformation Officer and is a permanent member of its Senior Leadership Committee.
After graduating in Information Science from the university of Milan in 1991, he began his career at JP Morgan in Milan until 1997, participating in its international management programme. Tortis was Citigroup’s Senior Chief Operating Officer and Operations & Technology Country Head and South Europe deputy until June 2012.
From 2012 to 2017 he was Chief Operating Officer of the Mediobanca Group and Chief Executive Officer of the Mediobanca Innovation Service Centre, a Compass Spa Board of Directors member and Spafid Connect Chairman. Tortis led a process innovation and transformation strategy for Mediobanca Spa and the Mediobanca Group Operations and Technology.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNICATION
Born in Columbus, Georgia, Kelly Russell Catella is Head of Sustainability & Communication of COIMA SGR, and Chairman of the Sustainable Innovation Committee. Prior to her current role, she held the position of Communication, CSR and Marketing Director at Hines Italia SGR and gained experience managing all aspects of communication and public relations of the major Porta Nuova urban regeneration project in the center of Milan.
Kelly Russell Catella is also General Manager of the Riccardo Catella Foundation, founded in 2005 to promote best practices in the sustainable development of the urban territory, in particular as regards the qualitative improvement of public spaces. Thanks to the first public-private collaboration in Italy with the Municipality of Milan, since 2019 the Foundation has been managing BAM (Biblioteca degli Alberi Milano), the third urban public park in the city, dealing with maintenance, safety and the cultural program offered free of charge to the citizenship. Before the positions held in COIMA, Kelly Russell Catella was regional coordinator for the Urban Land Institute in Italy.
LEGAL & CORPORATE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Graduated in Law from LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, with a Master in Corporate Law from Bocconi University of Milan, admitted to the Milan Bar Association, she is currently Legal Affairs Director at COIMA SGR.
Alessandra Alfei gained an experience of more than ten years in Real Estate, especially in the sector of Real Estate finance, working at Chiomenti, one of the most prominent law firms in Italy, where she advised investment funds and other investors in the context of domestic and cross-border financing transactions.
Previously, Alessandra Alfei gained academic experience as assistant in Financial Institutions Course at Cattolica University in Milan, and professional experience in a legal boutique, specializing in real estate transactions.
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
After having earned a Master’s Degree in Political Sciences and International Organizations from Università degli Studi of Messina, Dino has worked for different companies, accruing industrial, services, commercial, consulting and technical skills. Prior joining COIMA SGR in 2022, a 17-year path in General Electric ensured him a global experience serving as HR executive, progressively assuming various HR and organizational roles, in mature and emerging markets, across changing economic cycles, different products and technologies, spanning various geographies and cultures.
Dino brings more than 20 years’ competency in human capital care, with demonstrated capabilities in people development and performance systems, inclusion mindset, HR analytics, services and operations. During his career, he has served as a key transformation agent by building teams and scaling organizations, leading culture evolution and change management programs and coaching diverse talents from entry level up to executive leadership.
DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR
Franco Gerbino is COIMA’s Development Management Director, and supervises the development and redevelopment of real estate portfolios. Gerbino joined COIMA in 2007 and initially handled project management activities before moving to development and value-added initiatives, including the Porta Nuova, Isozaki Tower, Feltrinelli Porta Volta, Lido di Venezia and Palazzo Aporti projects.
Before joining COIMA, he graduated in Civil Engineering from Politecnico of Milan and worked for Italian Development Management and Project & Construction Management companies. Gerbino followed the most important real estate developments in the Milan area for national and international investors. He gained many years of international experience in Ireland and Switzerland, working with leading companies in the Construction and General Contracting sectors.
Graduated with Honors in Communication Sciences at the University of Siena, with a Master's Degree in Convergence and Information Society at the Politecnico di Milano, Giulia Niccolai holds the position of Organization Director at COIMA SGR and is responsible for promoting integration and efficiency of processes within the organization and with the other companies of the group. After a first international experience in Accenture, she coordinated several multidisciplinary projects in Deutsche Bank, mainly aimed at reducing complexity. In particular, she dealt with the main intragroup M&A operations, aimed at simplifying the corporate structure in Italy, and with important outsourcing initiatives (including the strategic project for the migration of information systems) through which she gained solid organizational and process transversal skills.
She was a member of the Steering Committee of the Italy's Women Network of Deutsche Bank, with the goal to enhance diversity in the company, and over the years she has participated in various Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Arrived in Milan from Sicily, in the ‘80s Alida Catella founded COIMA Image, an Architecture, Interior Design and Space Planning studio, with the aim to create places of the highest quality and contextual sensitivity, through design excellence.
With over 30 years of history and 25 professionals, COIMA Image boasts a long track record in office and residential design and integrated architectural design.
Alida Catella, in addition to being CEO of COIMA Image, holds the role of Vice President of the Riccardo Catella Foundation, a Foundation dedicated to her husband Riccardo, founder of COIMA REM, whose vision gave rise to the Porta Nuova Project.
The Riccardo Catella Foundation develops projects related to the territory and all sustainable practices to protect the environment.