The ST Foundation operates under the precious guide of its Board of Directors. Board members are actual and former STMicroelectronics directors or corporate vice-presidents and a Swiss lawyer. They set the strategic guidelines to implement new projects and work pro-bono putting their experience at the service of the Foundation. They take part to field operations and operate in field missions as country or region representatives. Their mandate lasts three years and can be renovated or suspended anytime.

The full description of the board members’ profile is available in the dedicated biographies’ section as of December 31, 2019



Pasquale Pistorio, Honorary Chairman

In 2019 the Foundation finalized a revision of the organization where the following functions supporting the activities of the Board were clearly defined:

  1. Geographical areas: managed by either Board members or ST volunteers, formally appointed by the president. To date, they are: Enrico Riva for the Americas; Mauro Decca, Pietro Fox, Enrico Riva for Equatorial Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar; Alain Dutheil, Patrick Dureault for France; Renato Sirtori for the Far East Asia; Pietro Fox, Pietro Palella, Enrico Riva for Italy; and Patrice Chastagner for North Africa;
  2. Operations activities: managed by an external consultant appointed by the Board who is responsible for the project management in the countries of intervention and for coordinating volunteers’ activities. To date, Giovanna Bottani is the person in charge and she manages also the networking and communication activities, reporting directly to the president and to the Board members.
  3. Central missions: mostly related to the update and development of the educational material, managed by ST volunteers and Board Members.

All the different functions are preciously supported by ST volunteers who are the engine of the Digital Unify Program. They are directly involved in all possible activities such as teaching, training DU trainers in the intervention areas, updating the Informatics and Computer Basics Manuals, and assisting the Foundation in expanding the coverage of the Program.