Cosma Panzacchi

Snam SpA

Executive Vice President Business Unit Hydrogen

Cosma Panzacchi, born in Rome in 1978, is the EVP of the Business Unit Hydrogen in Snam, the second largest European regulated utility and one of the top five industrial companies in Italy by market capitalization. He was also directly in charge of the Lean Program which encompasses the entire Group (i.e., ~3,000 employees) and which was presented to financial markets in London in March 2017. Previously Cosma was the Executive Vice President of Digital Transformation & Technology in Snam, dealing with three business areas: traditional ICT, digital transformation and innovation. Before taking this position, Cosma was the Chief of Staff for Snam CEO and led the Lean Program, which involved the entire Group and aimed to simplify processes. Before joining Snam, Cosma Panzacchi was the Senior Research Analyst (Director) on the European Utilities Sector for Bernstein, the research division of AllianceBernstein (the global asset management company with ~$460bn AUM). Previously, Cosma was a Junior Partner at McKinsey & Company, with extensive cross-industry and multinational experience. He focused on serving clients in the energy (spanning Electric Power, Gas, Oil) and industrial sectors mainly on strategic and operational projects. Thanks to his expertise, Cosma was a member of the European Leadership of two McKinsey Practices: Electric Power & Natural Gas and Oil & Gas. Cosma holds a MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (where he was leader of the Media Club and the European Club and NOVA School Leader). He earned a M. Sc. in Economics (Laurea) from the University of Pisa and a Licence (Diploma di Licenza) from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa, both cum laude. 

Sessions With Cosma Panzacchi

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm (CST) / 08/mar/2022 06:00 pm - 08/mar/2022 06:30 pm

    The Race to a Hydrogen Export Economy

    Presentation Hydrogen/Clean Tech & Power

    A global hydrogen trade is emerging. The ambitions of east Asian and European countries to consume hydrogen appear to be greater than their ability to supply it. To fill the gap, imports are necessary. What will this trade look like? Where will the hydrogen come from and how will we ship it?