Carolyn Adele Dittmeier

Director elected from the list presented by italian and foreign institutional Investors. Born in Salem (USA) in 1956, she has been Eni Director since May 2023. She is currently Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Corporate Governance, Sustainability and Nomination Committee of Alpha Services & Holdings SA and of its unlisted subsidiary Alpha Bank SA.

She is also a member of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Moncler SpA and the Bologna University Business School Foundation, and independent Director and Chairman of the Internal Control and Risk Committee at Illycaffè SpA.

She acts as senior advisor for Ferrero International SA, where she holds the position of member of the Audit Committee.

She is a member of the Audit Committee Leadership Network (ACLN), in which she actively participates in benchmark meetings between the Audit Committee Chairs of major European and North American companies and EcoDa.

She is a statutory auditor, certified public accountant, certified internal auditor and certified risk management assurance professional.

She is Leader of the working group dedicated to the risk and control matters within the Nedcommunity.


She began her career at KPMG in 1978, as an auditor at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, later launching a corporate governance services practice in Italy. She held the position of Financial Manager and, subsequently, Internal Audit Manager for the Montedison/Compart Group. From 2002 to 2014 she served as Internal Audit Manager of the Poste Italiane Group, and of the Supervisory Body, as sole auditor.

From 2012 to 2015 she was a member of the Audit Committee of the FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation), where she became President in 2014.  She was also an independent director and chairman of the Control and Risk Committee at Autogrill SpA and Italmobiliare SpA.

From April 2014 to April 2023 she was Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors of Assicurazioni Generali SpA.

From 2004 to 2014, she held various positions at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), including those of president of ECIIA and AIIA.

She is author of publications on risk governance and Internal Auditing and, in 2014 and 2017 respectively, she received the Ambrogio Lorenzetti Award, Board Members category, and the Minerva (Federmanager) Women of Excellence award.

She has been Visiting Professor at the LUISS Guido Carli University, with teaching assignments in the fields of corporate governance, risk management, internal control and internal auditing.

She graduated in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Last update: 11 May 2023

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