Maria Rita Galli

DESFA

Chief Executive Officer

Maria Rita Galli was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of DESFA, the Greek gas transmission system operator, in February 2021. Previously to this appointment she was Executive Vice President, Business Development and International Assets Management, at Snam. She began her career in 1997 at Eni after a degree in Nuclear Engineering at Politecnico of Milano. In Eni she covered various roles in the International Business Development Department participating to international development projects and M&A initiatives. From 2006 she was responsible for the International Business Development unit and from January 2010 of the International Business Development & Assets Management department, and represented Eni on the Boards of Galp, Distrigas, eni Gas & Power Trading BV, eni Gas & Power France, GVS GmbH, etc. From 2013 she was in charge of the long term gas supply portfolio strategy at Eni, with responsibility in the definition of the targets of renegotiations of the company’s portfolio of long term supply contracts with international suppliers and the coordination of the analytical activity to guide the negotiations and arbitrations with main suppliers. From 2016 in charge of International Upstream Negotiation at Eni covering Americas, Russia, Central Asia and Far East. In October 2016 she joined Snam, initially as Head of Business Development & International Asset Management.

SESSIONS WITH Maria Rita Galli

Wednesday, 3 March

  • 07:30am - 08:00am (CST) / 03/mar/2021 01:30 pm - 03/mar/2021 02:00 pm

    Strategic Dialogue

    Gas, Energy Security & the Energy Transition in Europe

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Geopolitics/Policy/Regulatory Upstream Oil & Gas Energy Transition/Climate & Sustainability Decarbonization Pathways

    The European Union benefits from a natural gas market that is highly competitive and increasingly interconnected, thanks in part to more than two decades of regulatory reform, cross-border cooperation, and integration with the global gas market. The result has been not only competitive prices but also increasing levels of energy security. Yet the security of European gas supply remains a topic of controversy and dispute, and not only in Europe. The bigger picture shows a European gas industry that is preparing to adapt to a changing role as the EU strengthens its decarbonization targets. How can short-term questions of energy security be addressed while the industry adapts for the energy transition?