The associative structure reflects the founding principles of the Association: associative freedom as an aspect of political and economic freedom; pluralism of forms of enterprise; constant commitment for the protection of legality and responsibility, also and not only, towards the social and economic system for the purposes of its fair, integrated and sustainable development.


  • The Assembly – composed of representatives of all the associated firms. It meets ordinarily once a year. The resolutions are adopted by the simple majority of voters, and only in cases provided from the statute with qualified majority. These resolutions are binding for all members. The Assembly assigns the elected offices, approves the program of activities proposed by the Chairman and the general guidelines of the Association.
  • The Governing Council – made up of the Chairman, the Vice-presidents, the last Past President and up to seven Councilors, all elected by the Ordinary Assembly. Its functions of administrative governance range from proposing elective offices to taking care of the achievement of statutory purposes.


  • The Chairman is elected by the Ordinary Assembly on the proposal of the Governing Council. His office is a two-year term and, in his performance, he oversees, coordinates and controls the activities of the other bodies.
  • The General Manager, appointed by the Governing Council upon proposal of the Chairman, coordinates and manages the associative structure.

Chairman of ASSOCOSTIERI is Mr. Elio Ruggeri working for SNAM S.p.A.

Vice-presidents are:

  • Mr. Donato Ammaturo – SO.DE.CO. s.r.l.
  • Mr. Fabrizio Mattana – Edison S.p.A.
  • Mr. Diamante Menale – Energas S.p.A.

Councilors are:

  • Mr. Alfredo Balena – Adriatic LNG.
  • Mr. Filippo Cavalli – Butangas S.p.A.
  • Mr. Pasquale Fontana – Italcost s.r.l.
  • Mr. Emanuele Jacorossi – Maxcom Petroli S.p.A.
  • Mr. Mattia Picco – Axpò Italia S.p.A.
  • Mrs. Marika Venturi – OLT Offshore LNG Toscana S.p.A.

The position of General Manager is held by Mr. Dario Soria.

The following hold the position of Arbitrators:

  • Mr. Pierpaolo Fraticelli
  • Mr. Francesco Gatteschi
  • Mr. Giuseppe Origoni
  • D. Ammaturo
  • A. Balena
  • F. Cavalli
  • P. Fontana
  • E. Jacorossi
  • F. Mattana
  • D. Menale
  • M. Picco
  • M. Venturi
key actions
E. Ruggeri Representation
D. Soria Lobby activities
Members Support
Specialized members and consultants Technical Discussion
Definition of problems