Marco Alverà


Chief Executive Officer

Marco Alverà, born in New York in 1975, 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 Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics and began his career working at Goldman Sachs in London before moving to Enel and subsequently joining Wind. Afterwards, he moved to Eni, where he worked for over 10 years holding positions of increasing responsibility. Since 2017 he has been non-executive Director of S&P Global, where he is also Chair of the Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Executive Board and of the Steering Committee of the Giorgio Cini Foundation in Venice and a Visiting Fellow of the University of Oxford. He is Vice President of Fondazione Snam, Snam’s no-profit entity committed to the social development of territories, and co-founder of the Kenta Foundation, active in promoting gender balance and combating educational poverty. Marco wrote the books ‘Generation H’ (Mondadori) and ‘Zhero’ (Salani) on hydrogen’s potential in the fight against climate change.

Sessions With Marco Alverà

Friday, 5 March

  • 11:25am - 11:55am (CST) / 05/mar/2021 05:25 pm - 05/mar/2021 05:55 pm


    How to Think about the Energy Transition

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability
    The 2015 Paris Accord marked a new era in climate diplomacy: it replaced the vision of unified global climate policy with nationally determined contributions—with each country designing its own emissions reduction pathway considering national conditions, resources, and constraints. The shared ambition of keeping global warming “well below 2 degrees C” would, it was hoped, encourage individual countries to be ambitious, aligned, and cooperative. In advance of COP26, scheduled for November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, more than 100 countries, including the European Union, Japan, and South Korea, have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050. Most are developed economies where energy consumption is flat or growing very slowly. But what of the lower income countries with fast-growing energy needs, where economic growth requires increased supplies of low-cost, high-reliability energy and expanded transportation? How will the global energy transition play out for them? Will they be prepared to limit economic growth to reduce emissions? Will richer countries finance a faster transition for them? And, if so, what trade and tariff responses would we expect? And how will global companies respond?