• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Francesco Gattei


Chief Financial Officer

Born in Bologna in February 1969. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in Eni on 1st August, 2020. Experience He joined Agip S.p.A. in 1995 and participated in major negotiation processes in Central Asia and Russia, firstly as Business Analyst and subsequently as Negotiator. From 2001 to 2005 he was Head of Negotiations & Commercial Planning in Libya activities during the start-up and then the construction phases of the Western Libyan Gas Project. From 2006 to 2008, he returned to Eni’s headquarters to become Head of Business Planning and Development activities for Africa, Europe, Asia and America during a period of major business growth, supporting the E&P Division’s Deputy General Director. In 2009, he was appointed Head of Upstream M&A, contributing to the rationalization of the portfolio, particularly in the UK and United States. In 2011, he became Senior Vice President of Market Scenarios and Strategic Options in Eni SpA, where he was also appointed Secretary of the Scenario and Sustainability Committee, a post he held until 2019. In 2014, he was appointed Head of Investor Relations and also acted as Secretary to Eni's Advisory Board from 2016 to 2019. In 2019, he moved to Houston to become Upstream Director of the Americas, managing the E&P business in the USA, Mexico, Venezuela and Argentina. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Saipem from 2014 to 2015. He graduated in Economics and Commerce at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the oil market. He obtained the MEDEA (Master in Energy and Environmental Management) Master’s from the Scuola Mattei in 1994.

Sessions With Francesco Gattei

Tuesday, 7 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 07/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 07/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    The Role of Energy Companies in Capitalizing the Transition

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    The moment of truth has arrived for energy companies strategizing for the energy transition. For most oil and gas firms, and even most power producers, low-carbon energy investing and technology-based business model transformations have been sideshows to the decades-long core business of managing operating margins for fossil fuel extraction and use. Following the disruptions of the early 2020s, transformative responses by governments to realign industrial policy with climate goals and cleantech dominance, along with a sudden infusion of cash from ricocheting supply shortfalls means that energy companies now have the money and the incentive to move quickly into the energy transition. How quickly can their capex mix evolve? How will business models shift? Will private markets become a refuge for large oil and gas firms with legacy asset mixes that have extraordinary cashflow characteristics but limited exit liquidity? How can regulators, politicians and investors prepare?