In June 2007 the London-based private equity fund BlueGem Capital Partners became a minority partner in Olicar, with a 49.9% share. Fund founder Marco Capello and directors Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo and Marco Anatriello joined Olicar’s board. Control of the company, as well as strategic and operational management, remained in the hands of the Bertello family and the already-existing management, represented on the board by Corrado and Stefano Bertello and Paolo Fusaro.
Company chairman since 1991, following the handover from his father Stefano, the company’s founder, Corrado laid the strategic foundations for the extended transformation process through the 1990s and early 2000s which led the company away from the gradually deteriorating oil and combustibles market and into the fast-growing area of energy and facility management.
After graduating in Economics, Corrado’s oldest son Stefano spent four years working in London for Whirlpool before joining Olicar in 2002 as head of management control. In 2005 he became managing director and joined the board of directors.
With a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Paolo began working in the thermo-technical design and facility management sector in 1994. He joined Olicar in 1999, becoming managing director and a member of the board of directors in 2003.
Domenico, a Mechanical Construction Engineer, started his career at Siram in 1979, where he stayed for 21 years. Between 2000 and 2007 he worked for Siemens, AEM and Cofathec, and he took on the position of Research and Development Director at Olicar in September 2007.
From 1976 to 1988 Sergio was the head of the maintenance division at Fiat Teksid. He worked in the energy sector with Comnafta Giachino in 1989, becoming a manager in 2000. Between 2001 and 2007 he worked as a manager with Dalkia and Siram. His experience includes supervising building works for contracts for the province and city of Milan and Global Service at the ASL 14 VCO.
Lorenzo, a Civil Hydraulic Engineering, began working in the sector of electrical and thermo-technical system design and plant management in 1995. He joined Olicar in 2003 as a system designer and head of orders and today he manages complex public contracts such as the one with the Comune of Milan.
With a degree in Electrical Engineering with a biomedical specialization, Paolo started working at CSEA in the 1990s, where he developed their Electromedical Division. From 1996 he was with Poliedra as a partner and manager, working on integrated Clinical Engineering services. Since 2004 he has been working on integrated hospital design and in September 2007 he joined Olicar as Health Facility Management Division Director.
Andrea graduated in Economics and Business from the University of Turin, spent three years as an auditor (originally at Andersen, from 2001, and then at Deloitte). He came to Olicar in 2004 as a member of the administrative department and become Administrative Director in 2006.