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.

Razvan Popescu
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.

Marco Ferrari
CFO - Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Directa Plus, Marco was a financial advisor at EY. Other experience includes Deutsche Bank, Deloitte and Dezan Shira & Associates in China. Marco Ferrari is member of the Corporate Finance Committee of the ANDAF – Italian national association of accounting and finance directors.

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.

Tiziana Sarto
Marketing Manager

Before joining Directa Plus in April 2015, Tiziana worked for Bureau van Dijk, one of the leading global business information providers. She is a B2B Sales & Marketing specialist, with strong communication skills in Italian, English and French, and a client-centered philosophy.

Luca Provolo
Head of Sales

Luca has over 30 years’ experience in the textiles industry. He is experienced in the opening of new markets and segments, and in the selection of new international partners. Prior to joining Directa Plus, Luca was the European Sales Leader for Workwear at W. L. Gore & Associates.




c/o ComoNExT - Science and Technology Park

Via Cavour 2

22074 Lomazzo (Co) – Italy


Tel. +39 02 36714400



3rd Floor

11-12 St. James’s Square

SW1Y 4LB - London

United Kingdom


c/o ComoNExT - Science and Technology Park

Via Cavour 2,

22074 Lomazzo (CO) - Italy


Tel. +39 02 36714400

  • LinkedIn - Black Circle
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • YouTube - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle

© 2019 Directa Plus S.p.A

P.IVA 04783370960