In a statement today, Ansaldo said Abba has stepped down “for personal reasons and with a view to accepting new professional opportunities”.
Former Ansaldo chairman Giuseppe Zampini will assume a new role as managing director. In turn, the position of chairman has been filled by Guido Rivolta, managing director and general manager of Ansaldo shareholder CDP Equity and an Ansaldo Energia board director since 2014.
Ansaldo – which last week unveiled its latest gas turbine – said Rivolta “will have powers to define the company’s strategy and to maintain relations with the shareholders”, in liaison with Zampini.
Rivolta has been with CDP Group since 2012 and previously worked for Pirelli, Piaggio and Valeo group.
ln addition to his role in Ansaldo, he is also a director of several companies in the CDP Equity portfolio, including Valvitalia, Inalca, Open Fiber and Bonifiche Ferraresi.
Zampini served as managing director of Ansaldo 2001 to 2016.
The Ansaldo board has also co-opted Fabio Niccoli, CDP Equity Legal and Corporate Affairs Manager, as a new director.