Executive Management Team

Esaote's technology gives visibility to research, but behind it is the clear vision of a management group, capable of transforming innovative projects into results and often into perspectives.
In recent years Esaote has focused on strengthening its international vocation, gathering skills and experience from different areas of the technological business and medical services, to face the increasingly demanding market demands.


Franco Fontana

Franco Fontana is Chief Executive Officer of the Esaote Group and Managing Director of EBIT Srl, a wholly-owned company of Esaote dedicated to the PACS business.

Franco Fontana, Chief Executive Officer of the Esaote Group and Managing Director of EBIT Srl

Franco has matured more than twenty years of experience in software applied to medical imaging and healthcare IT, along a professional career that started as an entrepreneur and evolved as an executive manager. Before joining Esaote, in a pioneering phase of PACS development, he was co-founder of Aet Srl and Aetmed Spa, lately incorporated into Esaote. He took the direction of the BU of EBIT AET, belonging to Esaote Group since 2008.

Under his leadership, the Medical IT PACS business is constantly growing year after year, and Ebit has become a market leader in Italy and consolidated its international presence in Europe, Latin America and APAC. Franco holds a doctorate in Computer Science and telecommunications at the University of Genoa and subsequently an Executive MBA at SDA Bocconi.


Eugenio Biglieri

Eugenio Biglieri is Chief Operating Officer of the Esaote Group.

Eugenio Biglieri, Chief Operating Officer of the Esaote Group

Eugenio joined Esaote in 1985 in the MRI R&D sequence development team, then he contributed to define and develop the Dedicated MRI business taking different responsibilities first in R&D, managing the highly innovative development activities in permanent magnet design, gradients, coils and sequences, then, as Product Manager, he managed the definition and launch of the E-scan, S-scan, O-scan and G-scan products.

Over the years he has covered positions of increasing responsibility, up to hold the roles of MRI Marketing Director and Chief Global Service Officer. A graduate in Physics with a thesis in MRI, he is also the owner of several patents in Dedicated MRI technology.

Corporate & Staff Functions

  • Finance & Administration - Stefano Gambini
  • Human Resources - Gianluca Dardato
  • Business Development, Grants & Funding Director - Pietro Amoretti
  • Legal, Governance & Compliance - Ombretta Faggiano
  • Communications & External Relations - Mariangela Dellepiane

Operational Business Functions

  • Business Development, Grants & Funding - Pietro Amoretti
  • Group SW Architecture - Benedetto Carollo
  • US R&D - Paolo Pellegretti
  • MRI R&D - Fabrizio Ferrando
  • US Strategic Marketing & Product Devevelopment - Luca Bombino
  • MRI Strategic Marketing & Product Development - Massimo Olmi
  • Quality Regulatory Affairs - Massimo Polignano
  • Global Service - Christian De Ferrari
  • Supply Chain, Procurement & Manufacturing - Domenico Fazio

Commercial & Medical IT Functions

  • Western Europe Region - Massimo Guerra
  • Italy Country Business - Marco Mugnaini
  • APAC Region Business - Rachel Lin
  • EEMEA Region Business - Stefan Kreuzer
  • North America Region Business - Robert Lewis
  • Latin America Region Business - José Fonseca Munoz
  • Medical IT PACS - Gianluca Levrero
  • Medical IT Quantitative - René Guillaume
  • Sales Operations - Simone Grana
  • Corporate ICT - Andrea Mazzolini
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