Chief Executive Officer
Claudio Descalzi, Chief Executive Officer, Eni, has spent his entire career with the company, joining Eni in 1981 as Oil and Gas Field Petroleum Engineer. In 1990 he was appointed Head of Reservoir and Operating Activities for Italy, then Managing Director of the Eni subsidiary in Congo, and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Eni’s Nigeria subsidiary. Mr. Descalzi held the position of Executive Vice President for Africa, Middle East, China, and Executive Vice President for Italy, Africa, and Middle East. In 2005 he was appointed Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Eni Exploration and Production Division. Mr. Descalzi was Chief Operating Officer of Eni’s E&P Division from 2008 to2014. In 2012 he was the first European in the field of Oil and Gas to receive the Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal from the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Institute of Mining Engineers. Mr. Descalzi is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford. He has been a Member of the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2015. Mr. Descalzi is a Member of the General Council and of the Advisory Board of Confindustria, Member of the National Petroleum Council, and Director of Fondazione Teatro alla Scala.