Carlalberto Guglielminotti

Roles and Awards

Carlalberto Guglielminotti is Chief Executive Officer of NHOA Group (NHOA.PA). 

Since May 2021 he is also Executive Chairman of Free2move eSolutions, the company created from the joint venture between NHOA and Stellantis (STLA:PA) and since 2022 Chairman of Atlante, the company of NHOA Group dedicated to fast and ultra-fast charging infrastructure. 

Appointed in 2020 Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2020, Carlalberto Guglielminotti was also recognized with The Executive Award Italy 2023 - Honoring Sustainable Leaders. He is also Ambassador of Theodora Foundation and Secretary General of the Ciolina Foundation.

Moreover, he is a member of the Board of the Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI) and of Leadersel Innotech ESG Scientific Committee (Ersel).

Entrepreneurial engagement

Carlalberto Guglielminotti is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded two successful startups, Blackshape Aircraft and Restopolis, now TheFork (TripAdvisor), and co-founder of NHOA, acting as CEO since 2013, leading its listing at the Paris stock exchange in 2015 and reaching in 2021 over €450 million market capitalization. 

He transformed a technology start up into Electro Power Systems in ENGIE Eps at first, and then into NHOA Group, today among the top five global players in energy storage and European leader in e-mobility thanks to Free2move eSolutions, the JV with Stellantis. In 2021 he launched Atlante, the new company of the Group of which he is now President which will develop the largest EV fast and ultra-fast charging network in Southern Europe, enabled 100% by renewables and energy storage.

NHOA Group: from a start-up to a global leader in energy transition

Guglielminotti turned NHOA Group from a spin-off of the Politecnico di Torino and Milano into a worldwide player in energy storage and e-mobility.  

Born in 2005 as Electro Power Systems (Eps), with the arrival of Guglielminotti in 2013, the company completed a complex financial restructuring in record time and in 2015 was listed on Euronext in Paris with a market cap of 55 million euros. 

In 2018 ENGIE, global energy leader, acquired a majority stake of EPS for an Enterprise Value of over 100 million euros from its historic shareholders, and then subsequently launched the takeover bid on the French stock exchange leading it to acquire over 60% of EPS capital. 

In 2021 TCC, an industrial Asian group and leading battery producer in Taiwan, acquired ENGIE’s stake for an Enterprise Value of over 230 million euros, unfolding new horizons ahead for Eps, which on 20 July 2021 became NHOA. 

In May 2021, from the historic collaboration between NHOA and Stellantis, among the top 5 global automakers, was born the joint venture Free2move eSolutions which designs, produces in Italy and commercializes worldwide innovative products and services for electric vehicles. 

In July 2021 NHOA launched Atlante, the first EV fast and ultra-fast charging network in Southern Europe, enabled by renewables, energy storage and 100% grid-integrated. 

NHOA Group, which reached in 2021 over 450 million euros market cap, has offices in France, Spain, US, Taiwan and Australia, and maintains R&D in its Global Engineering Center in Milan, production and manufacturing in its industrial plant in Valtellina. 

With over 500 people of 38 nationalities and a unique team of engineers, NHOA Group has filed 130 patents around the world and over 1,200 industrial secrets.

Unconventional education

Carlalberto Guglielminotti was born in Turin in 1983 and spent his childhood and teenage years devoting himself mainly to alpine skiing and mountaineering.  

Meanwhile, from the age of 15 and until his transfer to Paris, he worked as a metalworker with his father, as well as spending his holidays and free time working as a sports manager in resorts and cruise ships, while volunteering as a 118 rescuer. 

After abandoning his dream of practicing a professional sport, he focused on his studies, getting two Law degrees in France and Italy and continuing his studies in the United States and in Philosophy in Israel.  

He also obtained an MBA from SDA Bocconi, integrating his management training in the best universities of the United States, Wharton and Stanford.

Family and sport engagement

Carlalberto is a ski, tennis and mountaineering lover which he practices in Vigezzo Valley with his wife Claudia and their children Tommaso, Edoardo and Vittoria. As he often remembers, his family is the result he is most proud of, and the time spent doing sports together is never enough.

Community engagement

In parallel with his entrepreneurial career, Carlalberto Guglielminotti is very engaged in social matters and supports the community with different roles:

• Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, an international independent organization improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, and academic leaders;  

• Ambassador for the Theodora Foundation, which brings moments of play to hospitalized children; 

• Secretary General for the Ciolina Foundation, which aims at promoting the artistic and cultural heritage of Italian Divisionism and Post-Impressionism, as well as the Vigezzo Valley.