Who We Are


Puglia Sviluppo is the finance company of Puglia Region. In carrying out the institutional task of contributing to the implementation of regional economic development programs, it operates as an intermediate body for the management of investment aid and business innovation and, as manager of financial instruments, to promote access to credit and innovative finance. Furthermore, it cooperates with Puglia Region to define and implement initiatives in support of the internationalization processes of Apulian companies and to attract investments in Puglia. The company is part of the European EBN Innovation Network and provides start-ups and innovative companies with two incubators in Modugno (BA) and Casarano (LE) offices. The company is incorporated in the form of a joint stock company with a sole shareholder. The share capital is entirely held by Puglia Region which exercises management and control of the company.


The mission of Puglia Sviluppo is to contribute to the implementation of regional economic and social development programs in the territory. Download the Statute here (last updated in April 2021).



Puglia Sviluppo is a joint stock company with share capital entirely held by Puglia Region

  • Sole shareholder – Puglia Region

Board of Directors

The company is managed by a Board of Directors of three members::

  • Grazia D'Alonzo (President)
  • Antonella Vincenti (Vice President)
  • Gaetano Mesto (Director)

General Manager

The Company’s operating activities management is entrusted to the General Manager who avails himself of the Deputy General Manager for the performance of his functions and for the exercise of his own or delegated powers

  • Antonio De Vito (General Manager)
  • Andrea Antonio Vernaleone (Deputy General Manager)

Management Control

Management Control is the responsibility of the Board of Statutory Auditors which is made up of three Standing Auditors and two Alternate Auditors

  • Ezio Filippo Castoldi (Chairman of the Board of Statutory Auditors)
  • Pierantonio Cicirillo (Standing Auditor)
  • Anna Pizzolorusso (Standing Auditor)
  • Christian Favino (Alternate Auditor)
  • Teresa Brescia (Alternate Auditor)

The accounting control is exercised by the auditing company DELOITTE & TOUCHE SPA registered in the register established at the Ministry of Justice.

Ethical Code

The Ethical Code of Puglia Sviluppo defines the set of values that the company recognizes, accepts and shares, as well as the responsibilities that the company assumes internally and externally. The ethical - behavioral principles inspire the activity of those who, permanently or temporarily, operate or interact with the company. Download the Ethical Code (last revision in June 2020).