Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane S.p.A. since 31 July 2018.

Chairman of Fondazione FS since 31 July 2019.

Member of the Management Committee of the CER (Community of European Railways and Infrastructure Managers) since 21 February 2019 and of the European Management Committee of the UIC (Union International des Chemins de Fer) since 12 September 2018.

After working in the Fiat Auto S.p.A. Group in the Marketing/Commercial Department, Battisti joined the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group in 1998 as Marketing Manager and Yield Management of Night Products and later as Marketing Director. He later curated and managed international events in the taskforce of the Management Committee and Reception of the Jubilee 2000 and, as a referent for the Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group, EXPO 2015 and Jubilee 2016.

In 2009 and until 2017, Battisti was Director of the National and International and High Speed Passenger Division of Trenitalia, contributing to positioning the Italian High Speed amongst the main players in the European rail transport system market. Under his watch, both the economic growth and industrial efficiency of the passenger traffic business has improved, in particular that of High Speed, by launching an important and extraordinary phase of corporate turnaround in which significant balance sheets with a positive margin have been achieved, consolidated throughout the years of his management.

Throughout this period, Battisti has taken on various positions, both internal and external to the Group; he is on the Board of Directors of Artesia S.p.A., a company dedicated to Italy-France rail connections. From June 2011 to May 2017, Battisti was Chairman of the Transport Section of Unindustria Lazio and was appointed as a Member of the Presidency Board of Confindustria Nazionale and member of the General Council of Absolombarda.

In 2016, having gained significant experience in the tourism sector, he was appointed President of Federturismo, the Federation of Confindustria that unites companies in the sector at both national and international levels, with institutional and governance roles.

In 2017, Battisti was appointed Chief Executive Officer of FS Sistemi Urbani, the company dedicated to the enhancement of the Ferrovie dello Stato S.p.A. Group's real estate assets, also through important projects of urban regeneration in the most significant Italian cities.

In the field of teaching and training, he shared his managerial experience in the academic field at major Italian universities including: Bocconi in Milan; Luiss in Rome for the Specialisation Course in Economics of Tourism and Eco-Mobility Management; the University of Perugia/Assisi as part of the degree course in Economics of Tourism, Economics of Groups and Corporate Concentrations and Cooperations; Sapienza in Rome, Faculty of Economics with a focus on Tourism. He is a member of the Strategic Guideline Council of the European University of Rome.

Active in the third sector, Battisti is Vice President of the National Onlus Association Incontradonna dedicated to the prevention of breast cancer, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the not-for-profit ASPRO Association supporting Patients of Radiation Oncology at the San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital in Rome.  In 2011, he was a member of the Honours Committee of the Paralympic World Games in Rome.

With a degree in Political Sciences and in International Economics and Management, throughout his career Battisti has received numerous awards, both nationally and internationally, including the Global Award WTM in London in 2009, presented by Boris Johnson, for the business development strategies in High Speed in Italy, followed by the honour of Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2010.

In February 2019, Battisti received the Premio Excellent, an award given to prominent personalities who have distinguished themselves all around the world thanks to their contribution to the enhancement of the Italian brand, as a strategic asset of the national economy.

Updated 31 July 2019