Ilsa has named new CEO to Simone Gorini, from Trenitalia, replacing Fabrizio Favara, that during the last year has piloted the entire process so that the company breaks into the Spanish high-speed rail after the liberalization launched by Adif. Gorini since 2017 he was the director of Trenitalia for the Lazio region (Rome), where the company provides almost 1,000 daily rail services that transport more than 325,000 passengers, according to Ilsa in a statement collected by Europa Press.

Prior to these functions, since 2001 he held different executive roles in Trenitalia, as the HR department of your cargo division. Born in Cagliari in 1970, Gorini has a degree in economics from the University of Cagliari and postgraduate training at the SDA Bocconi business school.

For his part, Fabrizio Favara has been appointed ‘Chief Strategy Corporate Officer’ of the Ferrovie dello Stato group, by or thus becoming a member of the senior management of one of the main players passenger and freight transport and road concessions in Europe. However, Favara will continue to be involved in Ilsa as a member of the board of directors and in charge of some strategic projects of the company, such as, for example, its business plan or the relationship with its main market players.

The President of Ilsa, Carlos Bertomeu, has congratulated Favara “for assuming an inalienable responsibility and a global role in Ferrovie dello Stato, and for his vocation to continue being not only a key prescriber, but also a supporter of Ilsa in the decision-making of one of the largest mobility groups in Europe “.

In September, one of the trains that Ilsa will operate from 2022 crossed the border into Spain for the first time. The first of the Frecciarossa 1000s that will make up its train fleet arrived in the country from Italy to begin its homologation process on the Figueras-Perpignan line. In total, Ilsa has invested 800 million euros in its initial train fleet manufactured between Italy and Spain by Hitachi Rail and Bombardier Transportation (now Alstom group).