39 Chemin du Champ-des-Filles , CH 1228 Geneva, Switzerland



ST Foundation / Organization

The Board of Directors, composed of current and former STMicroelectronics Corporate Vice Presidents and a Swiss lawyer, oversees the Foundation’s strategic decisions. The Board Members make their skills and competencies available to the organization, contributing to the continuous enhancement of the Foundation’s mission. Pietro Palella has chaired the Board since May 2021. Under his guidance, the organization’s strategy was reshaped and reinforced.
Major functions ensure the professional management of the complex activities, as detailed below:

The full description of the board members’ profiles is available in the dedicated biographies’ section as of March 2024

    1. Geographical areas are managed by either Board Members or ST volunteers, who are officially appointed by the President. This group of people directly supervise the DU Program developments in the key intervention areas, guaranteeing constant support for the local partners.
    2. Operations activities are managed by an external consultant appointed by the Board to carry out all the initiatives previously coordinated by the Director of Operations. Since 2012, Giovanna Bottani has been overseeing this aspect, reporting directly to the President and the Board of Directors.
    3. Central mission activities are typically related to the courses’ contents revision and development. ST volunteers and Board Members manage this aspect, ensuring the educational offer’s alignment to the needs and trends of the different intervention areas. They guide the Foundation’s constant development of its existing learning paths.

Pasquale Pistorio, Honorary Chairman
The ST volunteers, who are pivotal in the Digital Unify Program’s operations, also play key supporting roles in the Foundation’s activities. They are directly involved in all initiatives, ranging from training DU trainers in different countries updating the Introduction to Computer Basics Manuals to assisting the Foundation in expanding the program’s reach in the intervention areas.