The Steering Committee is composed of the President, Vice President, Scientific Director and General Manager of the Foundation, joined, with the right to vote, by the President of the founding AIRC Foundation and two co-opted members chosen from personalities of high professionalism in the scientific, economic and social fields. The co-opted members remain in office until the approval of the final financial statements for the fourth fiscal year following their appointment and may be renewed for two more consecutive terms. The Steering Committee is assigned the powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration of the Foundation whose scientific and operational autonomy it guarantees.
The Chairman of IFOM is designated by the AIRC Foundation and remains in office until the approval of the final financial statements for the fourth fiscal year following his or her appointment, with the possibility of renewal for another two consecutive terms. The Chairman has the legal representation of the Foundation before third parties, convenes and chairs the Steering Committee, oversees the management as well as the organization of the Foundation, maintains relations with the Founder, and reports at least annually on the Foundation's activities. The Chairman also handles relations with Bodies, Institutions, Public and Private Enterprises and other bodies, including for the purpose of establishing relationships of collaboration and support for the Foundation's individual initiatives.
Born in 1962 in Milan, since 1994 he has been Professor of Business and Strategic Decisions at the Politecnico, of which he was Rector from December 2010 to December 2016, promoting in his tenure a strong push towards internationalization and social responsibility of the University... read more
The Scientific Director
The Scientific Director of IFOM is appointed by the founder AIRC Foundation after consultation with the President, the Chairman of the International Scientific Committee and the outgoing Scientific Director and remains in office until the approval of the final balance sheet for the third financial year following his or her appointment and may be reappointed for two other consecutive terms. The Scientific Director is responsible for IFOM's scientific and research activities as well as for their implementation within the framework of the programs, the Foundation's development lines and the allocations approved by the Steering Committee and with respect to the powers assigned to him/her. The Scientific Director avails himself/herself of the collaboration of the International Scientific Committee.
Born in Turin in 1967, Alberto Bardelli graduated in Biological Sciences in 1991 at the University of the same city and then took a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University College London in the UK. From 1999 to 2004, he specialised in cancer genomics with luminary Bert Vogelstein at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Baltimore... read more
Elected by the Steering Committee at the proposal of the founder AIRC Foundation, the General Director remains in office until the approval of the final financial statements for the fourth fiscal year following his or her appointment and may be reappointed for two other consecutive terms. The General Director is responsible for ensuring, within the constraint of economic, financial and patrimonial balance, the administrative, logistical and financial support of the Foundation's scientific activity, as defined in the scientific plan approved by the Steering Committee.
Enrico De Santis
Born in Verona in 1971, he is an experienced Executive director with a demonstrated working history in primary multinational Group in Utilities and Financial Services sectors, acting as Board Member and Audit Chairman in several Italian, European and non-European companies... read more
The Vice President of IFOM is designated by the AIRC Foundation and remains in office until the approval of the final financial statements for the fourth fiscal year following his or her appointment, with the possibility of renewal for two other consecutive terms. In the event of the absence or impediment of the President, the Vice President replaces him for all purposes.
Alessandra Della Porta
Born in Milan in 1963 and graduated in law at the University of Milan, she has been a lawyer since 1992 and a member of the Court of Cassation since 2007... read more
Giuseppe Della Porta
Born in Milan on April 2, 1926, Giuseppe Della Porta graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Milan. After beginning his research career at the Milanese university, Della Porta continued his scientific career at Chicago Medical School (USA), where Oncology Research saw its beginnings in the 1950s... read more
The Board of Statutory Auditors, appointed by the founder AIRC Foundation, consists of three members plus two alternates, serves until the approval of the final financial statements for the fourth fiscal year, and may be reappointed for one consecutive term only.
The Committee, inspired by the principle of transparency and safeguarding the integrity of the institute, is aimed at identifying and managing situations of potential risk on these issues that might emerge among IFOM employees, collaborators, and IFOM affiliates in general. In particular, the committee is tasked with monitoring and managing possible situations of conflict of interest at the financial level of all IFOM employees and to promote a culture of integrity in scientific research and to prevent phenomena of research misconduct that could damage the integrity and reputation of the Foundation and its scientists. The committee prepares guidelines, promotes training and communication activities in addition to checking any reports on the issue.