CEA has an internal governance system subdivided into different bodies with the functions and powers required to develop, organize and monitor the strategies and results attained by the cooperative.
These bodies are:
- the shareholders’ meeting in which all the members of the cooperative participate;
- the Board of Directors elected by the shareholders, who is responsible for making the strategic choices;
- the Board of Auditors, who is responsible for supervising compliance with the law and the bylaws of the cooperative;
- independent auditors who periodically audit the accuracy of accounts.
The Board of Directors consists of 5 directors elected by the shareholders’ meeting who also elects the Chairman, the Vice Chairman and the Managing Directors. The Board of Directors decides and performs the activities required to implement the resolutions of the Shareholders’ Meeting, prepares the draft and final financial statements as well as the annual and multiannual programmes, and appoints the technical managers, department and area managers.