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Carlo Carganico

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager  of Italferr SpA

Director of International Market Department – Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA (ad interim) 

Carlo Carganico, graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University Politecnico of Milan in 1977, began his activity in the Information Technology field (Honeywell Information Systems) and automatic tool machinery (Innocenti Santeustacchio) where he acquired the basic knowledge in developing microcomputer based products and systems. He spent more than ten years in the field of process control automation, belonging to an international group of companies (Bailey Controls) and keeping different responsibilities both in Italy and Europe as well as in the United States.


In 1993 Carlo Carganico joined Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group as responsible of product certification. He spent two years in Brussels as Managing Director of ERTMS Users Group and later on he was responsible of ERTMS implementation on the high speed lines in Italy as R&D Manager.

In the following years Carlo Carganico has been responsible for safety approval of electronic systems and TSI conformity certification at Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Technical Direction Department. He has approved different manufacturer’s interlocking systems, axle counters blocking systems, ERTMS level 2 systems, ATP and ATC systems for conventional lines, plus other safety related custom devices for the Italian Railway network.

From 2007 to 2016 Carlo Carganico was Chief Executive Officer and President of Italcertifer, a Company founded in 2001, controlled by Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group and with stakes also held by four among the main Italian Universities. Under his chairmanship the Company reached a leadership role in Italy with regard both to the sales volume and to the orders portfolio, obtaining the accreditation as “Notified Body” and “Independent Safety Assessor” for product and interoperable system certification in the conventional and high speed sectors, with reference to European and national requirements

In July 2016 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Italferr SpA, the engineering company of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane Group.

Since  December, 19th 2016 Carlo Carganico holds the interim position of Director of International Market Department of Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane SpA.