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Marco Alverà

CEO, Snam

Marco Alverà, 44, is an Italian-American businessman and has been the CEO of Snam, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies, since April 2016.

Marco has 20 years of experience in Italy’s most prominent energy companies. He holds a degree in Economics and Philosophy from the London School of Economics and began his career working at Goldman Sachs in London.

In 2002, he joined Enel as Director of Group Corporate Strategy and a member of the management committee, contributing significantly to the development of the company's gas strategy. In 2004 he became Chief Financial Officer of Wind Telecom and oversaw the sale of Wind to Orascom.

In 2005 he moved to Eni where he worked for more than 10 years holding various positions of increasing responsibility. He joined the company as Director of Supply & Portfolio Development at the Gas & Power Division, successfully navigating the group through the Russia-Ukraine gas crisis in the Winter of 2006. In 2008 he moved to Eni’s Exploration & Production Division as Executive Vice President for Russia, Northern Europe, and North and South America. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Eni Trading and Shipping. In 2013, he took on responsibility for the Midstream business unit, which consolidates the results of Eni’s Gas & Power Division and brings together all of the supply, logistics and trading activities linked to energy commodities. He was later appointed Chief Retail Market Gas & Power Officer at Eni.

He currently serves as President of GasNaturally, a partnership of six associations from across the whole European gas value chain, non-executive director of S&P Global and member of the Executive Board of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice. Marco is a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford.

He wrote the book “Generation H” (Mondadori) on hydrogen’s potential as a clean energy resource.