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.