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Francesco Starace

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Enel

Francesco Starace has been Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel S.p.A. since May 2014.
Mr Starace joined the Enel Group in 2000, holding several top executive positions including Head of BusinessPower (from July 2002 to October 2005) and Managing Director of the Market Division (from November 2005 to September 2008).

From 2008 to 2014 he served as Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Enel Green Power, the
Group's renewable power generation subsidiary and a leading player in the global renewables industry. In
November 2010 Mr Starace oversaw the initial public offering (IPO) of the company and its listing on the Milan and Madrid Stock Exchanges with a market capitalization of €8 billion.

He began his career in construction management of power generation plants, first with the General Electric
Group, then at ABB Group, and subsequently at Alstom Power Corporation where he was Head of Gas Turbine
Sales Worldwide.

Mr Starace's consolidated international experience includes periods spent working in the United States, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bulgaria.
Since June 2014 he has been a member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy 4 All
initiative. In May 2015 he joined the Board of Directors of the United Nations’ Global Compact. From January
2016 until January 2018 he was co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Energy Utilities and Energy
Technologies Community and, in October 2016, was nominated co-chair of the B20 Climate & Resource
Efficiency Task Force. In June 2017 he was elected President of the European electricity industry union
Eurelectric.

The European Commission appointed him Member of the “Multi-stakeholder Platform on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the EU” in September 2017.

A graduate in Nuclear Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Milan, he is married and has two sons. He
is a keen cyclist, a supporter of the A.S. Roma football club, and has a passion for poetry

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Upcoming Event

May
28
13:00

(Em)powering the recovery

What role will the energy sector play in the post crisis recovery and will this recovery be a green one?

Speakers: Kadri Simson, Francesco Starace and Guntram B. Wolff Topic: Energy & Climate Location: Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels