Key People

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Giulio Cesareo
CEO and Founder

Giulio Cesareo is one of the founders of Directa Plus. He previously worked in the carbon and graphite field for Union Carbide, UCAR and Graftech, where he was President and CEO of the Italian company and VP and General Manager of the Advanced Carbon and Graphite business unit. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the National Graphene Association. 

Richard Hickinbotham
Non-Executive Director

Richard Hickinbotham is an experienced

City professional having served as Head

of Equity Research at Cantor Fitzgerald Europe and Charles Stanley.

Giorgio Bonfanti
Chief Financial Officer

Giorgio is a professional with corporate finance and accounting experience. Before joining Directa Plus in May 2021, Giorgio was a Senior Manager at PwC, in their Deals practice. He supported national and international clients in M&A transactions, such as acquisitions, disposal, joint ventures, IPOs and business plans. He also has a previous experience at KPMG as an auditor.

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David Gann
Non-Executive Director

David Gann is a renowned expert on technological innovation and an accomplished business and academic leader. He is Oxford University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor for Development and External Affairs, and Chair of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

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Neil Warner
Non-Executive Director

Neil Warner has strong financial and managerial experience in multi-national businesses. He is the senior independent director and chairman of the audit committee at Trifast plc and he is also a non-executive director of Vectura Group plc.