• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Marco Arcelli

ACWA Power

Chief Executive Officer

Marco Arcelli is the Chief Executive Officer and responsible for overseeing the strategy and operations of ACWA Power's growing global footprint and ensuring its continued growth and success worldwide. He is a seasoned C-level executive with over 20 years of international experience in energy and infrastructure, retail, and digital innovation and has played a crucial role in the strategic positioning and growth of multinational companies. As an energy expert, Marco has held various leadership positions, including CEO Enel Trade, EVP Upstream Gas, CEO of Enel’s North American operations, as well as Chairman of EP New Energy. Marco also has in-depth expertise in turn-around and operations, having led two corporate transformations highlighted in case studies by IESE and Harvard Business School. He is also a peer reviewer for the International Energy Agency He has also made significant contributions in public affairs and government relations, managing policy negotiations at the country and EU level. He is a dedicated advocate of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and has served as an Audit and HR Committee member for listed companies in Germany and Russia. An active member of numerous Boards, Marco is also a mentor for organizations supporting women in business and young talents. He holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Università degli Studi di Genova, Italy and has completed the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Sessions With Marco Arcelli

Monday, 18 March

  • 05:15pm - 05:55pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 10:15 pm - 18/mar/2024 10:55 pm

    Decarbonization Pathways

    Carbon Management/Decarbonization

    Decarbonizing the global economy will require the transformation of existing energy systems and a large-scale development and deployment of low-carbon technologies. The path to a low-carbon economy is still to be determined and the energy mix of the future is being influenced by government and corporate decisions today. Renewable power, carbon removal, hydrogen and other technologies are competing for market share and different industries are looking to different solutions. Can everything be electrified with cheap renewable power? How can technologies like carbon capture and hydrogen become more competitive? What role will governments play in shaping decarbonization pathways?