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.
COO – Business Development
Razvan Popescu brings to Directa Plus experience and expertise as an international business developer and industry innovator. He worked for Bozzetto Group, where he was Business Unit Manager and President of the American Branch; he then was President and Managing Director of ISPH S.A.
Laura Giorgia Rizzi
CTO - Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Laura Giorgia Rizzi obtained a Master of Physics Engineering degree in 2009 and a PhD in Physics in 2012 from Politecnico di Milano, the latter funded by Directa Plus. She currently follows activities related to the G+® process, and product and applications development.
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.