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Pierpaolo Antonioli

Pierpaolo Antonioli


Pierpaolo, 59 year-old, has a technical background in Electrical / Electronic, Mechatronic and Control engineering. Since September 2009 till February 2020, Pierpaolo Antonioli has been the Managing Director of the General Motors engineering center located in Torino (Torino Polytechnic Campus) with more than 700 employees. GM Torino center had global responsibilities for the development of Diesel Engines, Diesel Electronic Controls and Diesel Hybrid technologies for passenger car applications for the whole GM Corporation. By representing GM Corporation on the territory, Pierpaolo has been responsible to maintain relationships with local, regional and national authorities in order to support and facilitate all the industrial development initiatives in which GM can give a contribution as an active partner of Italian Automotive Industry. In February 2020 the Engineering Center has been acquired by PUNCH Corporation, and Pierpaolo is now the CEO of PUNCH Torino SpA and CTO of PUNCH Group. Moreover, he is member of the General Council and of the Advisory Board for the Attraction of Foreign Investment of Confindustria (Italian Industrial Federation) and he has been a Vice President of Unione Industriale (Industrial Federation) of Torino. From July 2016 till September 2020, he has hold the Chairman position inside CEIP (a Regional Company whose shareholders are the Region, the Chamber of Commerce, the city of Turin and the University) dedicated to attract hi-tech foreign investments in the region and to promote the excellence of existing regional companies outside the country.


09:30 | 11:00 - ESG: SYNTHETICS & HYDROGEN

Moderator: Barbara Gasperini, journalist

In order to achieve the global strategic goals of environmental sustainability and decarbonization, the transportation and logistics sector today faces unprecedented challenges. The need to incentivize the deployment of alternative fuels and the existence of different fuel alternatives to be used for the (progressive) decarbonization of logistics and transport systems offer significant food for thought in order to assess the appropriateness of greater regulation of market supply in this particular sector. 


  • Pierre-Oliver Calendini, Director at Aramco's Paris fuel research centre
  • Alessandro Bartelloni, FuelsEurope Director
  • Dino Brancale, CEO AVL Italia
  • Alessandro Viviani, The European House - Ambrosetti 


  • Pierpaolo Antonioli, CTO PUNCH 
  • Cristiano Musi, CEO LANDI RENZO
  • Vittorio Dini, Power Train Director Ferrari 
  • Filippo Rigoni, Vice President Business Development Zhero
  • Alessandro Bartelloni, FuelsEurope Director
  • Alessandro Zilli, Manager Alternative Fuels New Holland Italia e Grecia
  • Valeria Loreti, Motorsport Delivery Manager Shell