LONDON, June 20 Paolo Scaroni, the former chief
executive of Italian oil and gas company Eni, is to
join investment bank Rothschild as deputy chairman, Rothschild
said on Friday.
Scaroni, who headed state-owned Eni from 2005 until last
month, will join Rothschild in July and work closely with the
group's Global Financial Advisory unit, the bank said in a
Scaroni, who is under investigation over corruption charges
involving oil services group Saipem, left Eni after
its shareholders approved a new board for the company.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has urged
state-controlled companies to eject from their boards any
director charged of financial crimes in a drive to fight
The 67-year-old was in March sentenced to three years in
prison by an Italian court over inadequate environmental
standards at a plant during his tenure at utility Enel
He said at the time he would appeal the verdict.
(Reporting by Clare Hutchison, editing by William Hardy)