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        We are continually searching for innovative ways to reduce the carbon intensity of our vehicle fleet. And, by increasing the use of remote monitoring and adaptive servicing of our products, we are further reducing the need to travel.

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        We pioneer smart mobility with our ideas & solutions, keeping an ever-growing urban world easily accessible and making each trip safe, efficient, and secure.

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        We are committed to increase sustainability and environmental awareness in our supply chain while maintaining high standards of safety & quality.

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        Information security is not the exclusive domain of our IT department – we want it to be everyone’s business. Building our cyber resilience is part of our corporate risk management approach and an ongoing effort.

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Group Executive Committee

Meet the Members of Group Executive Committee of the Schindler Group.

NameNationalityCurrent function (since)Member since
Silvio NapoliItalianCEO (2022), Chairman (2017)2022
Paolo CompagnaItalianCOO (2022), Deputy CEO (2021)2015
Carla De Geyseleer
BelgianCFO (2022)2022
Julio ArceSpanishEurope South (2020)2017
Matteo AttrovioItalianChief Information Officer (2017)2020
Donato Carparelli
SwissChief Technology Officer (2023)2023
Hugo MartinhoPortugueseChief Human Resources (2024)2024
Meinolf PohleGermanEurope North (2022)2022
Robert SeakinsAustralianAsia-Pacific (2022)2017
Daryoush ZiaiAmericanChina (2016)2016

Silvio Napoli

Chief Executive Officer

Chairman since 2017, CEO and member of the Group Executive Committee since 2022.

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO, Chairman of the Supervisory and Strategy Committee and of the Nomination Committee since 2017, member of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory and Strategy Committee since 2016.

Nonexecutive member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Innovation & Technology Committee of Eaton Corporation plc, Dublin, Ireland.

Silvio Napoli holds a master’s degree in materials science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, which he earned as a Fulbright Scholar.

He began his career at The Dow Chemical Co., Rheinmünster, Germany, in 1989. Silvio Napoli has held various international management functions in the Schindler Group since 1994. From 2008 to 2013, he served as a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for the Asia-Pacific region. He then served as CEO of the Schindler Group until March 2016.

Silvio Napoli is an Italian citizen, born in 1965.


Paolo Compagna

COO

COO since 2022, deputy CEO since 2021, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2015.

Member of the Advisory Board of Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Berlin, Germany.

Paolo Compagna holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Cologne, Germany, and a degree in business engineering from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences and Technology, Berlin, Germany.

He began his career in 1992. Before joining the Schindler Group in 2010, he was Area Business Manager and a member of the Management Board of Cofely, Cologne, Germany. From 2010 to 2013, Paolo Compagna held the role of Field Operations Manager at Schindler Deutschland GmbH and then served as CEO of Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG until 2014. In 2015, he was appointed to the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for first Europe North and then as COO in 2022. He has been serving as deputy CEO since 2021.

Paolo Compagna is an Italian citizen, born in 1968.


Carla De Geyseleer

Chief Financial Officer

CFO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2022.

Carla De Geyseleer holds an executive MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a master’s degree in economic & financial sciences from the Economische Hogeschool Sint-Aloysius (EHSAL) in Brussels, Belgium.

She is a nonexecutive board member at Hilti Corporation, Schaan, Liechtenstein, and Polestar Automotive Holding UK PLC, Bristol, United Kingdom, and a member of the advisory board of the Geneva School of Economics and Management, Geneva, Switzerland.

Carla De Geyseleer began her career in 2001 at DHL Express, where she held various senior leadership positions. From 2010 to 2014, she was at Vodafone in Germany and the Netherlands, in senior finance roles. She then served as CFO at Société Générale de Surveillance (SGS) in Switzerland from 2014 to 2019. Most recently, she held the function as CFO at Volvo Cars Group, Göteborg, Sweden.

Carla De Geyseleer is a Belgian citizen, born in 1968.


Julio Arce

Europe South

Responsible for Europe South, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2017.

Julio Arce holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; a master of science in industrial engineering from the University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain; and an executive MBA from the IE Business School, Madrid, Spain.

He began his career in 1995 at Schindler Spain and subsequently held various international functions: CEO of Schindler Netherlands (2006/2007), Existing Installations Manager Schindler Spain (2008 to 2011), Technical Director of Schindler Spain and Schindler Iberia (2011 to 2014), CEO of Schindler Iberia and, at the same time, Area Manager Northwest Africa and Morocco (2014 to 2017). In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee with responsibility for Field Quality & Excellence (2017 to 2019).

Julio Arce is a Spanish citizen, born in 1968.


Matteo Attrovio

Chief Information Officer

CIO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2020.

Matteo Attrovio holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Genoa, Italy, and a master’s degree in supply chain and operations from Festo Academy in Assago, Italy.

He began his career in 2000 as a consultant at Accenture in Italy. From 2005 to 2014, he held various international functions at Magneti Marelli (FCA Group) and later served as Chief Information Officer at Leonardo S.p.A., Rome, Italy, until 2017. He has held the function of Chief Information Officer at the Schindler Group since 2017.

Matteo Attrovio is an Italian citizen, born in 1972.


Donato Carparelli

Chief Technology Officer

CTO, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2023.

Donato Carparelli holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, and a master of advanced studies from IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.

He began his career in 1987 at Vibro-Meter, Fribourg. He joined Schindler in 1993 as electrical design manager. From 2000 to 2014, Donato Carparelli held various senior leadership positions in R&D in Asia-Pacific and on Group level. He then served as Head Engineering Product Management. From 2019 to 2022, he was Head Global Product Innovation and led the Global Product Governance team since 2022.

Donato Carparelli is a Swiss citizen, born in 1964.


Hugo Martinho

Human Resources

Responsible for Global Human Resources, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2024.


Meinolf Pohle

Europe North

Responsible for Europe North, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2022. 

Meinolf Pohle holds a PhD in economics from University Leipzig, Germany and a degree in business economics from University Paderborn, Germany. 

He started his career in 1994 in auditing. He joined Schindler in 2001 and held various positions in finance at Group level. He then served from 2006 to 2013 as CFO, from 2013 to 2014 as Field Operations Manager, and from 2015 as Managing Director of Schindler Deutschland AG & Co. KG, until he assumed his current role in 2022.

Meinolf Pohle is a German citizen, born in 1966.


Robert Seakins

Asia-Pacific

Responsible for Asia-Pacific, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2017.

Robert Seakins holds an Electrical & Lifts Licence from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and a master’s degree in business administration and strategy from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

He began his career in 1980. Since 2003, Robert Seakins has held various international functions in the Schindler Group. In particular, he served as Managing Director of Schindler Hong Kong (2010 to 2013) and as Managing Director of Schindler Australia (2013 to 2017). In 2017, he was appointed as a member of the Group Executive Committee, being responsible for Asia-Pacific. From 2019 until February 2022, Robert Seakins was responsible for Field Quality & Excellence.

Robert Seakins is an Australian citizen, born in 1959.


Daryoush Ziai

China

Responsible for China, member of the Group Executive Committee since 2016.

Daryoush Ziai holds a bachelor of science in civil engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia, USA; a master of science in civil engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA; and an MBA from Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

He began his career at United Technologies Corporation, where he held various management positions from 1989 to 2014, and most recently served as Vice President Service for Otis China. He has been CEO of Schindler China since 2015.

Daryoush Ziai is an American citizen, born in 1963.